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.

Fast-fashion retailer Boohoo rejects union discussions

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has refused to allow trade union representatives to discuss recognition for employees, The Guardian has reported....

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Whistleblowing culture ‘firmly entrenched’ in the UK

Although 35% of UK businesses have no system in place for whistleblowing, a comparison with other economically similar nations in Europe shows that the UK is ahead of the curve.

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Young people critical of lack of diversity and social mobility

Two-thirds of young people feel they have to conceal or change who they really are in order to make a good impression and find a job at many businesses.

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