Workers’ rights ‘watered down’ in Johnson’s Brexit deal

The issue of what happens to workers’ rights has become a central plank in the Brexit debate as MPs prepare...

Blanket out-of-hours email bans do more harm than good

Banning staff from accessing emails outside office hours could harm their wellbeing rather than improve work-life balance, a study from...

Ex-Mulberry employee loses philosophical belief appeal

A former Mulberry designer who refused to sign a copyright agreement because she had a “philosophical belief” in the right...

HR policy and performance improvement: are systems to blame?

Are people to blame for poor performance or is it more often the system that employs them? Occupational psychologist John...

BMA apologises after report exposes ‘old boys’ club’ culture

The British Medical Association has apologised to members after an independent review found that female doctors felt “undervalued, ignored or...

Members of the Comply Direct team pick up their employee benefits prize from Alex Jones of The One Show and Rob Moss, editor of Personnel Today at the 2018 Personnel Today Awards ceremony

Personnel Today Awards 2019 shortlist: Employee Benefits Award

The 2019 Personnel Today Awards take place on the 19 November. In a series of articles profiling all our finalists,...

Acas menopause guide encourages inclusive policies

Acas has published new guidance to help employers support the estimated two million women who have difficulties at work due...

Spanish supermarket covert surveillance did not violate human rights

The European Court of Human Rights has overturned a previous judgment it made in the case of López Ribalda and...

‘Conclusive link’ between happiness and productivity

It has long been suggested that happy workers are more productive, but now research from the University of Oxford has...

‘Thousands’ of Asda staff face dismissal if they don’t sign new contract

Thousands of employees at Asda face dismissal next month if they refuse to sign a contract that will require them...

Banish courses and rethink L&D – World of Learning 2019

It’s time to rethink learning and development, to wean professionals off their addiction to courses and to start aligning learning...

Unemployment may be three times higher than statistics suggest

The amount of “hidden” unemployment in the UK means that the number of people out of work could be nearly...

Capita unfairly dismissed employee whose role was made full-time

An employee who was made redundant when Capita Customer Management refused to allow her to continue working part time following...

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