Couriers allege facial ID software used by Uber is ‘indirectly racist’

Uber’s facial identification software is not consistently capable of recognising the faces of darker skinned workers, drivers claim.

Budget introduces elite visa to lure tech entrepreneurs

The UK government is set to introduce an ‘elite points-based visa’, a further component of its drive to revamp the immigration system post-Brexit.

Civil service jobs to move to northern England ‘economic hubs’

Rishi Sunak confirmed plans for a new campus for ‘critical economic departments’ in Darlington, and the national infrastructure bank in Leeds.

sainsbury's sexual harassment tribunal

Sainsbury’s restructure puts 1,150 jobs at risk

Supermarket chain says it has begun a consultation on removing 500 office roles while 650 other workers’ roles are under threat.

Buckingham Palace HR probes Duchess of Sussex bullying claims

An article in the Times claimed that Meghan Markle had driven out two personal assistants during her time as a working royal.

Budget 2021: Furlough extension, business cash grants and more

HR sector representatives, law firms and recruitment experts react to the measures announced in the budget.

Furlough one year on: How has the job retention scheme evolved?

As employers absorb today’s budget announcements, many will be reflecting how – this time last year – caution and concern...

Sickness absence rate at record low

Covid-19 may have led to additional sickness absence, measures such as furlough, social distancing, shielding and working from home appear to have helped reduce other causes of absence.

Budget 2021: Furlough to continue until September

Ahead of the budget, the government has revealed it is to extend the furlough scheme until the end of September.

Why data analytics is the first step to closing the gender pay gap

Organisations already hold the data needed to inform pay equity strategies, so it's time to act on the insights this data can give.

Staff could be ‘priced out’ of universities’ pension scheme

University staff could be ‘priced out’ of pension scheme that has a sizeable deficit and is seeking ‘further financial commitments’...

Furlough money returned by 125,000 firms

Some £700m in furlough grants has been returned to the government by 125,000 employers.

Movers and Shakers spring 2021: LinkedIn and Jockey Club appointments

A new leader for LinkedIn in the UK and a key change at one of the UK's largest sports businesses are among the highlights of recent appointments.

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