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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Top law firms offer new fertility staff benefits

Clifford Chance and Cooley have for the first time included fertility benefits within their staff benefit packages.

Physical right-to-work checks now to resume on 1 September

The Home Office has announced a delay in the resumption of physical right-to-work checks until 1 September.

Deloitte lets staff choose when and where they work

Big four accountancy firm Deloitte has confirmed that all its 20,000 UK employees will be able to choose when, where...

Right to work from home not on the table, say ministers

Ministers have denied there will be a post-pandemic ‘right to work from home’ after reports emerged yesterday suggesting this might be the case.

Next slide please: Daniel Dore talks data to Oven-Ready HR

The co-founder of LightWork Global talks about using people analytics to identify trends, boost productivity and help with engagement.

Working class roles lack access to flexible working

A poll by the TUC has suggested there could be an “emerging class divide” when it comes to future home-working...

Brewdog to launch review in wake of ‘toxic’ culture claims

The craft beer giant will also conduct an anonymous staff survey to ‘paint a comprehensive picture of the Brewdog culture at every level’.

Government accused of burying furlough guidance

The Treasury has rejected accusations it hid guidance stating that employees who were self-isolating could be placed on furlough.

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