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Action needed to cut Covid-19 transmission in courts

Courts in England and Wales are ‘unsafe’ and have failed to implement Covid-19 secure measures across all buildings, organisations representing...

Extend flexible furlough to autumn protect low paid, report urges

22 Jan 2021

‘Flexible furlough’ should be extended through to autumn to provide income support for those whose work continues to be disrupted...

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Nissan Sunderland plant to protect up to 70,000 jobs

22 Jan 2021

Car maker Nissan has confirmed it will keep its Sunderland plant open for the long term now that a trade...

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Government could pay £500 to all employees testing positive

22 Jan 2021

The government is considering a universal payment of £500 to everyone in England who tests positive for Covid-19 and needs...

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Biden to boost migrant worker visa rights

22 Jan 2021

Changes to rules concerning H-1B visas could increase numbers of foreign specialists while safeguarding US wages.

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Employee surveillance: getting the balance right

22 Jan 2021

Labour has called for greater protections for workers whose employers use software to monitor activity while working from home –...

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Five ways to prevent staff burnout during lockdown

22 Jan 2021

Leaders can learn a lot about helping employees in times of stress by looking at how individuals approach problems. Using...

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Unilever to require all suppliers to pay living wage

21 Jan 2021

Unilever has set out wide-ranging plans to improve equality and access to skills in bid to benefit society internationally.

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Opinion: ‘Be wary of hysteria over workers’ rights claims’

21 Jan 2021

There should be no cause for alarm as the government looks at workers' rights – the working time directive is neither here nor there

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Skills for Jobs white paper: employers to have key skills role

21 Jan 2021

Employers will have a central role in shaping technical education to ensure the workforce has the skills businesses need, the government has pledged.

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Rishi Sunak considers fifth furlough extension

21 Jan 2021

3 March Budget expected to include another furlough extension as tight restrictions look set to stay well into spring.

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Aviva to close offices in hybrid working plan

21 Jan 2021

Aviva has announced the closure of offices across the UK alongside plans for an expansion of flexible working.

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HR can redefine what productivity means

21 Jan 2021

Being productive at work in many organisations means how many video calls you’ve attended. But as we move forward into...

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Typical pay awards could fall to 1%

21 Jan 2021

Annual pay awards have steadied at a median of 2% in the three months to the end of December 2020...

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No jab, no job? Six Covid vaccination questions for HR

20 Jan 2021

Last week, the owner of Pimlico Plumbers said he wouldn’t offer a job to anyone who hasn’t been vaccinated. Given...

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