Gender-critical beliefs: Implications of EAT’s Forstater decision

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the belief that “biological sex is real, important, immutable and not to...

Financial services facing ‘skills ticking time bomb’

Four in five HR leaders in financial services say their organisation is facing a skills crisis.

Does IR35 spell the end of contract work?

IR35 reforms in the private sector have posed significant challenges for organisations that want to use contractors for short-term project work.

Graph databases: the next big thing for human capital management?

Neo4j’s Amy Holder examines recent predictions that graph databases will be the basis for a new wave of more human-centric HR systems.

Bumble gives staff week off to tackle burnout

Fears over staff burnout have led dating app company Bumble to close its offices this week to allow staff some free time.

NatWest offers discounted staff fertility treatment

UK banking organisation NatWest Group has introduced employee discounts for a multitude of fertility treatments.

Staff shortages forcing restaurants to reduce hours

Bars, cafes and restaurants across the UK are continuing to report a lack of staff with many having to operate reduced hours because of the shortages.

Hospitality wages up 14% to lure temps

Hospitality firms have increased pay by up to 14% to attract temporary workers amid staff shortages, a flexible working marketplace claims.

Flexible rail tickets launched for hybrid-working commuters

Supplied by National Rail, the tickets allow unlimited travel between two stations on any eight days in a 28-day period.

Prospective NHS chief Dido Harding in foreign worker row

Baroness Dido Harding, candidate to be the new chief of the NHS, has pledged to make the health service less reliant on foreign workers.

McDonald’s to hire 20,000 in expansion plans

Restaurant chain McDonald’s plans to hire 20,000 new roles in the UK and Ireland as it opens 50 new outlets.

Furloughed staff ‘don’t want to go back to work’

Some furloughed staff feel the time off work has been ‘great’, former business secretary Dame Andrea Leadsom has said.

Below-inflation pay awards but optimism ahead

Average pay awards still lie below inflation at 2%, according to data from HR and reward consultancy Paydata.

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