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Phillip Schofield and ITV co-host Holly Willoughby

Coming out at work: advice for employers

After Phillip Schofield’s heartfelt Twitter post where he revealed he is gay, Philip Richardson, head of employment law at Stephensons...

Two in five unaware it is legal to employ somebody who is homeless

21 Feb 2020

Two in five employers are not aware that it is legal to employ somebody who is homeless, a survey has...

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Kronos and Ultimate Software merge to form HR systems giant

21 Feb 2020

HR software providers Kronos and Ultimate Software will be merged to form one of the world’s largest human capital management...

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UK’s immigration rules could create low-skilled worker ‘black market’

21 Feb 2020

The government’s points-based immigration rules could increase the risk of worker exploitation, human trafficking and modern slavery by criminal gangs,...

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Barclays abandons ‘creepy’ people analytics project

20 Feb 2020

Barclays has scrapped the use of an employee monitoring platform following a backlash from staff and criticism from privacy professionals...

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Minimum wage underpayment arrears jump 50%

20 Feb 2020

HM Revenue & Customs’ policing of the national living wage and national minimum wage has identified a record amount of...

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Fathers ‘more likely to seek mental health support than mothers’

20 Feb 2020

Fathers are four times more likely to seek mental health support than mothers, according to an online support service for...

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University staff begin 14-day strike in long-running pay and pensions dispute

20 Feb 2020

Staff at 74 universities have begun 14 days of strikes, the latest wave of industrial action over changes to pensions...

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Pay settlements drop to 14-month low

20 Feb 2020

Pay awards fell to a 14-month low as inflation dropped in the latter months of last year.
According to analysis...

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Why data capture from employees needs to be ethical

20 Feb 2020

Virtual reality training can be hugely beneficial but the data captured by it must be handled with great care.

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Points-based immigration: five things employers can do now

19 Feb 2020

Employers have been advised not to panic in reaction to the newly published details on the proposed points-based immigration system...

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Points-based immigration scheme shuts out low-skilled workers

19 Feb 2020

Low-skilled workers would not get a visa under the government’s proposed points-based immigration scheme, details of which have been published...

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Future-proofing financial wellbeing at Employee Benefits Connect 2020

19 Feb 2020

Zarina Sahni, head of insights at Salary Finance, will bring delegates together to discuss how financial wellbeing can enhance existing...

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Acas publishes coronavirus advice for employers

19 Feb 2020

Acas has published advice for employers on dealing with the new coronavirus outbreak, including how to handle employees who have...

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Employers let millions in apprenticeship levy funding expire

19 Feb 2020

About a quarter of the money made available for apprenticeship training has been relinquished back to the government, suggesting that...

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