Festival of Work: Why job automation is an opportunity, not a threat

The implications of job automation was hotly debated by speakers at the CIPD's Festival of Work this week, where Gary Kasparov was among the key speakers

Traders in the 'ring' of the London Metals Exchange

City trading floor bans alcohol

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has banned dealers on its trading floor from working under the influence of alcohol.

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Lloyd’s of London sexual harassment cases multiply

Further evidence of a culture of lewd behaviour at Lloyd's of London emerged this week after an executive was suspended after sending a sexually suggestive email about a female colleague.

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Could predictive algorithms boost staff productivity?

Researchers claim to have developed an algorithm that predicts career peaks, but what affect would this have on employee productivity...

Unlawful inducements decision overturned by Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has overturned a key employment tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal decision on whether employers can offer...

Does gender pay gap reporting legislation need more teeth?

The original aim of gender pay gap reporting was to shed light on pay discrepancies and apply enough pressure to...

radisson red glasgow job ad

Three things recruiters can learn from the viral Radisson Red job advert

A bizarre job advert calling for “creatives” to apply for a role at a hotel chain attracted plenty of online...

Met Police to recruit part-time constables for the first time

The Metropolitan Police has announced it will recruit part-time constables for the first time in a bid to attract more...

One in six workers are in insecure, low-paid jobs

One sixth of UK workers – around 5.1 million people – are in insecure, low-paid work, according to new research....

Are HR professionals lacking employee relations skills?

As the CIPD’s Festival of Work starts in London, complete with speaker and breakout sessions galore on all the new...

Psychological safety at work: it’s not about being “nice”

Studies show that trust and psychological safety in the workplace help employees perform better. But there’s more to creating this...

sainsbury's equal pay claim

Sainsbury’s fails to get equal pay claim struck out

The equal pay claim being pursued by hundreds of Sainsbury’s staff can continue to be heard, an employment tribunal has...

non-disclosure agreements

Prevent use of NDAs for discrimination and harassment cover-ups, say MPs

Non-disclosure agreements should not be used to prevent employees from discussing allegations of discrimination and harassment with other staff, while...

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