General election 2019: when politics and work mix

How can employers prevent employees from electioneering at work? Should the workforce be banned from highlighting their political allegiances in...

Labour proposes free retraining to tackle ‘skills crisis’

Labour will provide free lifelong retraining for all if it gets into power in next month’s general election.
It pledged...

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Architects form union to tackle culture of poor workplace practice

A union has been formed specifically to represent architects who, say its founders, work in an industry awash with poor workplace practice.

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Women demand new Equal Pay Act to enforce transparency

Equal pay campaign to demand new legislation, backed by leading women from all sectors, kicks off this Thursday.

Real pay growth in Europe lagging far behind Asia

Real salary growth across Europe is expected to slow in 2020, with wage increases lagging far behind pay awards seen...

Living Wage increases to benefit 210,000 workers

The Living Wage has announced its new rates with the headline figure for outside London rising to £9.30, an increase of 3.33%...

Executives lose wrongful dismissal claim over WhatsApp porn

Two men sacked after sharing offensive material on WhatsApp lose their £300,000 claim against their former employer for wrongful dismissal.

Lib Dems pledge £10,000 ‘skills wallet’ for all adults

The Liberal Democrats have proposed a £10,000 “skills wallet” for all adults to help fund learning and training over the...

Remote workers ‘should spend at least two days in office’

A study finds that while remote working is linked to positive wellbeing, it has little effect on stress and productivity.

Personnel Today Awards 2019 shortlist: L&D Team of the Year

The Personnel Today Awards take place on the 19 November 2019. With just a few weeks before the winners are...

How easy is it to implement a four-day week?

If the four-day week is to be a realistic option for businesses, work needs to be done on how it can be made to suit companies of different sizes.

Should smartphones be banned in the workplace?

Allowing smartphones at work can affect productivity, but is an outright ban the answer?

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Hospitals may seek to ward off winter crisis with cash offer to doctors

To avoid a major winter crisis in the NHS in the coming months, hospitals in England have been urged to offer salary top-ups to senior doctors.

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