Benefits

pt-awards-17-open

Personnel Today Awards 2017 open for entries

Is your HR team at the heart of your organisation? Are you getting the recognition you deserve? Your opportunity to...

compassionate-leave-facebook

Bereavement and compassionate leave: What’s the right thing to do?

22 Feb 2017

Facebook has announced that employees can now take up to 20 days of paid leave if an immediate family member...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
corporate governance

Is legislation the answer to fat cat bonuses and poor corporate governance?

27 Jan 2017

With employee representation off the agenda, should the Government bring in new corporate governance regulations to make executive pay fairer...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
employees who are carers

Supporting the forgotten community of employees who are carers

2 Jan 2017

Employers need to consider how to support employees who are carers, so they can balance work with caring for dependants....

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
2017 employment law changes: are you ready?

Employment law changes 2017: eight priorities for HR

7 Dec 2016

Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.
Large compliance projects...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Scott Garfitt/REX/Shutterstock

Gig economy inquiry by Work and Pensions Committee launched

2 Dec 2016

The Work and Pensions Committee has announced an inquiry into the UK welfare system’s ability to adequately support the growing...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Should employees be entitled to "pawternity" leave to look after a new or sick pet? Design Pics Inc/REX/Shutterstock.

“Pawternity” leave? Time off work for pets and other leave of the future

1 Dec 2016

Around half of UK households own a pet, according to the RSPCA. So why is there not a specific legal...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
top-employment-cases-2016

The 10 most important employment law cases in 2016

30 Nov 2016

What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Rafael Ben-Ari/Chameleons Eye/REX/Shutterstock.

Statutory maternity pay and sick pay: 2017/18 rates announced

28 Nov 2016

The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
The team from Next Stage collect their trophy

Personnel Today Awards 2016: Employee Benefits taken to the Next Stage in social care sector

22 Nov 2016

Next Stage, a small social care provider in north-west England, beat off stiff competition to win the 2016 Personnel Today...

Continue Reading
Health insurance for older workers is increasingly based on  early intervention to enable  a return to work.

Second medical opinion services can cut risks of employing older workers

2 Nov 2016

Second medical opinion services can help older workers return to work after sickness absence and reduce risks for employers, argues...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
E. M. Welch/REX/Shutterstock.

Five ways employers can support employees who are carers

19 Oct 2016

According to recent research one worker in eight is a carer, while almost one in six has had to take...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Denplan

Dental plans: a benefit worth smiling about

5 Oct 2016

PROMOTED | Employers have a wide range of benefits to consider, and more steadily, they are now understanding the value of...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Tax-free Childcare will help more than two million households with the cost of caring for children. Photo: Kavalenkau/Shutterstock

Top 10 HR questions September 2016: Tax-free Childcare

4 Oct 2016

Questions on Tax-free Childcare, the apprenticeship levy and gender pay gap reporting were the most popular FAQs on XpertHR in...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Matthew Chattle/REX/Shutterstock.

Employment law changes: October 2016 and beyond

15 Sep 2016

The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }