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Government to impose new contract on junior doctors

11 Feb 2016

The Department of Health will impose a new contract on junior doctors in England, it has been announced.
The decision...

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Learning Technologies 2016: Five ways to improve L&D

10 Feb 2016

“If you could start a new L&D function from scratch, with all the tools available to you now, what would...

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HR analytics: Three myths holding HR back

9 Feb 2016

The need to get to grips with HR analytics has been widely reported, but the journey toward metrics-focused people management...

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Councils free to change Sunday trading laws from the autumn

9 Feb 2016

Local authorities and city mayors in England and Wales will from autumn 2016 be given the power to extend Sunday...

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Employee with dyslexia wins case against Starbucks

9 Feb 2016

A Starbucks employee has won a disability discrimination case against the coffee giant, after problems arising from her dyslexia led...

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Why you shouldn’t be too nice to your new hires

9 Feb 2016

Could you be bending over backwards to please new recruits, without spending time giving them constructive feedback? This could do...

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The levy is designed to help create three million more apprenticeships by 2020

Apprenticeship levy legislation published in draft

8 Feb 2016

The Government has published draft legislation on the introduction of the apprenticeship levy.
The draft confirms that from April 2017,...

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Name-blind recruitment for NHS and civil service by 2020

8 Feb 2016

The announcement by the Cabinet Office follows David Cameron’s pledge at October’s Conservative party conference to remove bias in recruitment...

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UK employers do not have the green light to spy on staff

Monitoring employee communications: recent ruling no green light to spy on staff

5 Feb 2016

The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled that an employer had not breached human rights law when monitoring employee communications. However, UK employers would be wrong to see this as a green light to spy on staff. Emma Vennesson and Huw Beverley-Smith advise employers on policy and practice in a sensitive area of employment law.

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HR given key role to improve cyber security

5 Feb 2016

The Government and the CIPD are collaborating in a fresh drive to tackle the threat of cyber security in the...

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How to help workers with seasonal affective disorder

4 Feb 2016

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is one of the reasons for increased workplace absenteeism in the winter months. Employers should take...

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Performance management and dealing with “career consumers”

4 Feb 2016

With so-called “career consumers” becoming more demanding in terms of their workplace development, managing their performance can be a challenge....

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Flexible working is not only about work-life balance

4 Feb 2016

The rationale for flexible working usually focuses on work-life balance. Ben Black, director of My Family Care, says more research...

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Occupational health research round-up: February 2015

4 Feb 2016

This month’s round-up of occupational health research looks at prescription drug abuse and sickness absence, sustaining behaviour change and other...

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National minimum wage: sleeping on the job?

3 Feb 2016

There is little clarity on whether employers should pay staff the national minimum wage for overnight shifts and decisions tend...

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