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Labour would create ‘Ministry of Employment Rights’

10 Sep 2019

A future Labour government would create a ministry of employment rights and a workers’ protection agency, Jeremy Corbyn has announced....

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No-deal Brexit could send NHS ‘toppling over the edge’

9 Sep 2019

A no-deal Brexit would send the NHS – “our nation's greatest institution” – into a state of chaos, health service union Unison has warned.

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KPMG partners leave firm after WhatsApp probe

9 Sep 2019

A misconduct investigation at services giant KPMG into the use of WhatsApp messages by a senior manager has led to the departure of three top executives.

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Company to make single-use plastic a disciplinary offence

5 Sep 2019

A Sheffield-based company has announced plans to make it a disciplinary offence to bring single-use plastic into the office.
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Top 10 HR questions August 2019: term-time holiday calculations

3 Sep 2019

How should you calculate holiday pay for a term-time worker without regular hours?
A recent Court of Appeal decision, The...

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New teachers to receive £6,000 boost to attract the ‘best’

2 Sep 2019

Starting salaries for teachers will reach as much as £30,000 by the 2022-23 academic year under a range of plans announced today.

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Government reconsidering plans to immediately end freedom of movement

2 Sep 2019

The government has been forced to scrap plans to immediately end freedom of movement for EU nationals after Brexit after...

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Can an algorithm eradicate bias in our decision making?

29 Aug 2019

It's tempting to assume that artificial intelligence and machine learning can ensure HR's decisions in key areas such as recruitment and performance management are completely unbiased. But there are still vulnerabilities

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Lawyers seek equal pay law clarification in Tesco case

28 Aug 2019

The law firm bringing an equal pay claim on behalf of Tesco staff is seeking clarification on equal pay legislation...

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Google releases strict guidelines on employee communications

28 Aug 2019

Google has released new workplace guidelines urging staff not to insult one another or make misleading comments about the company....

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Priti confusing? Managing sudden immigration changes

27 Aug 2019

Last week home secretary Priti Patel said she was planning to end freedom of movement for EU nationals as soon...

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How HR can safeguard against modern slavery in supply chains

27 Aug 2019

With the Home Office suggesting that organisations should improve the effectiveness of their modern slavery policies, Lottie Galvin looks at...

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Drop in EU migrants prompts urgent call for immigration transition period

22 Aug 2019

The number of EU citizens moving to the UK to work has continued to fall, prompting business bodies to reiterate...

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Bank holidays: five things employers need to know

22 Aug 2019

Most of the the UK has eight permanent bank holidays per year: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May...

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One in eight reluctant to hire women who may become pregnant

22 Aug 2019

One in eight (12%) employers would be reluctant to hire a woman who could become pregnant and one in seven...

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