MPs urge radical improvements in apprenticeships

MPs have strongly criticised the government’s apprenticeship programme, in particular its focus on higher level placements and failure to meet the needs of smaller employers.

Recruitment: how overconfidence can suppress social mobility

Confidence may be a welcome attribute in a job applicant but overconfidence, suggests new research, can drive inequalities, stifle social...

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Npower discriminated against autistic worker

A former Npower employee with autism has won a claim for indirect discrimination after the company failed to make adjustments...

MP seeks to rescue new mums’ redundancy protection plans

The government is accused of dragging its feet over protections for new mothers as a private member's bill is introduced in the House of Commons...

Missing gender pay gap data: 47 organisations named and shamed

Forty-seven organisations that have failed to report their latest gender pay gap deadlines have been named by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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Amazon investors told to press for better working conditions

Investors have been urged to put pressure on Amazon to improve working conditions at its UK warehouses, following reports that...

Charity workers’ mental health at risk

Four out of five workers in the charity sector have suffered workplace stress in the past 12 months, and 42% felt their job was damaging their mental health.

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Introduce a social purpose to business and reap the career rewards

A programme that seeks to introduce the know-how and vision of business leaders with charities found that the businesses experienced gained as much as the charities in terms of recruitment, skills and development.

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How to use anti-discrimination policies more successfully

Workplace discrimination is not new, but attitudes to it are changing. What more can employers do to escape vicarious liability for discriminatory acts?

What can be learned from Denmark’s parental leave and childcare policies?

Denmark has some of the most generous parental leave and childcare support schemes in the world. But have these had...

How to get on a HR headhunter’s radar

A fast-moving environment means solid senior HR experience is in demand. If you’re looking for a career move, what’s the best way to stand out to headhunters?

Seven in 10 LGBT staff sexually harassed at work

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff are facing “shockingly high” levels of sexual harassment and assault, but almost two-thirds...

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BT to allocate £50m shares to employees

BT is to distribute £50m in shares each year to staff as it sets out to improve customer service, alter its workplace culture and improve workforce morale.

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