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Employees keen to get to grips with future of work

Companies need to do more to prepare employees for the future of work – but employees have a “keen sense...

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Outsourced government workers strike over pay

22 May 2019

Outsourced workers at two government departments are striking over low pay and changes to pay cycles which a union has...

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British Steel collapse puts thousands of jobs at risk

22 May 2019

British Steel is to go into administration, putting some 5,000 UK jobs at risk and endangering 20,000 roles in its...

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MP seeks to rescue new mums’ redundancy protection plans

21 May 2019

The government is accused of dragging its feet over protections for new mothers as a private member's bill is introduced in the House of Commons...

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Amazon offers workers thousands to set up own delivery businesses

14 May 2019

Amazon is offering its employees thousands of pounds in funding to set up independent delivery businesses.
The company has said...

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Unemployment lowest since 1974 as candidate shortages bite

14 May 2019

The unemployment rate in Britain has fallen to the lowest rate since 1974, with just over a third of those...

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‘Gender-neutral’ ads to encourage female STEM apprentices

14 May 2019

The government is to consider using “gender-neutral language” in apprenticeship standards to ensure women are not deterred from training for...

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Uber not complying with GDPR requests say drivers

7 May 2019

Uber drivers are threatening to take legal action over claims the company has refused to disclose the personal data it...

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What does Brexit teach us about negotiation and litigation?

7 May 2019

After more than two years of watching politicians grapple with one of the most complex negotiations the UK has ever...

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Businesses are resisting worker representation on boards

3 May 2019

Prime minister Theresa May’s aspiration for employers to have more workers in boardrooms appear to have been thwarted by organisations...

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No EU settlement scheme applications rejected in initial phase

3 May 2019

The Home Office has announced that more than 600,000 EU citizens had applied to stay in the UK in the...

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Addison Lee drivers strike over ‘below minimum wage’ pay

1 May 2019

The first ever strike involving Addison Lee drivers takes place today (1 May), when drivers operating from Luton Airport take...

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Good workforce planning can unlock AI’s potential, says CIPD

30 Apr 2019

Artificial intelligence has the potential to create better, more fulfilling jobs for employees if it is implemented properly, according to a new report by the CIPD and PA Consulting.

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Overeducation blights careers across UK

29 Apr 2019

New data released by the Office of National Statistics has shown that almost a third of graduates have more education than is required for the jobs they are doing.

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What challenges will HR face in the next 10 years?

29 Apr 2019

Making predictions for the workplace is fraught with risk but Emma Shipp and Lynne Adams take a punt on technological change, new legislation, societal trends and, yes, Brexit, to lay out the likely challenges...

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