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How gender pay gap sums should be made more accurate

15 Apr 2019

Many of the errors in employers’ gender pay gap reports could be avoided if the government adopted simpler calculation methods and supported HR professionals to access statistical skills

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British Council: ‘There’s a whole ecosystem of diversity here’

15 Apr 2019

For the 650-strong support centre for the British Council in India, it can be a challenge to find good talent but embedding diversity into its culture has helped

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Ethnic minorities ‘trapped’ in insecure or temporary jobs

12 Apr 2019

Black and minority ethnic (BME) workers are more likely to be “trapped” in temporary or insecure employment than their white...

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Ted Baker revamps HR policies after sexual harassment investigation

12 Apr 2019

Ted Baker is bolstering its HR policies to ensure acceptable workplace conduct following an investigation into “forced hugging” and other...

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Menstruation: Is period pain a disability?

12 Apr 2019

Many men and women still view menstruation as a taboo topic and feel uncomfortable talking about periods, even though they...

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Brexit extension: Will employers be kept in the dark?

11 Apr 2019

The UK and the EU have agreed a “flexible extension” of Brexit until 31 October, but will this Halloween exit...

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Outsourcing giant faces protests over payroll upgrade

11 Apr 2019

The outsourcing company ISS faces protests today over changes to its payroll system that will see it withhold the pay...

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Pensions row threatens Virgin and Stagecoach rail operations

11 Apr 2019

A row over the rail industry’s central pension scheme could see Virgin Trains cease operating in the UK later this...

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Worker loses £300,000 compensation claim after injury at Christmas party

10 Apr 2019

A charity worker has lost a £300,000 claim for compensation after she was picked up and dropped at her Christmas...

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Pimlico’s Charlie Mullins: Gig economy reform needed, but don’t vilify us

10 Apr 2019

The name Pimlico Plumbers has become synonymous with the gig economy and workers’ rights over the past eight years. And...

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Will the Waterstones Living Wage petition make a difference?

10 Apr 2019

Waterstones staff campaigning for the “real” Living Wage have delivered a petition with more than 9,000 signatures to the bookseller’s...

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Government opens consultation on £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments

10 Apr 2019

The government has confirmed plans to introduce a £95,000 cap on payouts for public sector workers when they leave their...

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Poor management has led to spike in stress absence

9 Apr 2019

Stress-related absence has increased for two-fifths of organisations in the past year, according to new research from the CIPD and Simplyhealth.

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Why auto-enrolment should always be on HR’s to do list

9 Apr 2019

Pensions auto-enrolment might not be the most exciting HR topic but, as Angela Sharma explains, it should never be far from the top of any HR list of things to do.

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Holland & Barrett employee wins overtime case for opening and closing up

9 Apr 2019

Retailers whose staff work extra hours to open and close the store should ensure their employees are adequately remunerated for...

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