Performance: Why ‘rank and yank’ fell out of favour

KPMG has been using a ‘set distribution’ or ranking approach to assessing employees’ performance. Like annual appraisals, this strategy has fallen out of favour in recent years, but why? 

Police Federation and teachers’ unions angry at vaccine priorities

Disappointment for police and teachers as vaccine roll-out will continue to be on an age basis, not on occupations.

Union’s recognition bid rejected by Court of Appeal

Independent Workers Union of Great Britain disappointed by decision, which hinged on Unison already being recognised by University of London.

Staff put in seven unpaid hours a week during pandemic

The average employee worked 7.7 hours of unpaid overtime each week in 2020 and lost out on £7,000 in wages.

DWP ‘on track’ to hit work coaches recruitment target

The Department for Work and Pensions is close to onboarding 13,500 additional work coaches by March 2021.

European Commission to consult over future of gig economy

The European Commission has begun its consultation on the rights of gig economy workers whose labour is governed by digital platforms.

How to be a great employer in challenging times (webinar)

Tuesday 30 March – Register Now | Sinead Sharpe and Ben Thompson join Rob Moss to look at how positive workplace culture can effect change.

Asda restructure set to impact 5,000 jobs

Asda begins consultations with staff as major restructure is drawn up in response to surge in online shopping.

Goldman Sachs CEO pushes for return to the office

Remote working is an ‘aberration’, according to Goldman Sachs boss David Solomon, and needed correcting in order to safeguard collaboration.

Care UK to adopt ‘no jab, no job’ for new starters

Care UK joins businesses such as Barchester Care and Pimlico Plumbers in insisting that all new employees get a Covid-19 jab before joining the company.

Grant Eldred joins Clifford Chance as chief people officer

Eldred starts new role in April, having previously worked as global head of HR transformation at Goldman Sachs. He will sit on the firm’s executive operations group.

LGBT inclusivity: Post-pandemic steps for HR

Amazon's Gareth Johnson outlines some next steps on LGBT inclusivity as employers consider a return to the office.

Eight-fold increase in leave requests after roadmap announcement

The announcement about lockdown easing plans prompted a boom in annual leave requests.

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