Global HR

Business travel is creeping back, but at what risk?

The number of business trips to the Middle East has started to rise again, proof that ‘essential’ work-related travel is back. But expert assistance is now needed to navigate the pitfalls.

Financial services workers call for flexibility

7 Apr 2021

More than half of employees in financial services would like to see changes to their working week post-Covid, according to a survey.

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Risks HR must consider when employees work from abroad

31 Mar 2021

HR needs to stay on top of the risks that come attached to employees choosing to work from ‘home’ from beyond the UK. Nick Hine explains why.

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EY drops appeal against whistleblower judgment

30 Mar 2021

EY has dropped its appeal against a judgment ordering it to pay $10.8m to a whistleblower who raised money laundering concerns.

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Transitioning at work: Aoife Martin talks to Oven-Ready HR

26 Mar 2021

This powerful, moving and uplifting interview on Oven-Ready HR shines a light on the extraordinary journey and bravery shown by Aoife Martin.

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Health and social care staff in Wales to get one-off bonus

17 Mar 2021

More than 200,000 NHS health workers and social care staff in Wales are to receive a £735 bonus from the government.

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Spain to trial four-day working week

17 Mar 2021

The Spanish government has agreed to trial a four-day working week for companies interested in the idea.

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Nokia to slash global workforce by up to 10,000

16 Mar 2021

Nokia plans to cut up to 10,000 jobs worldwide, including almost 100 in the UK, in order to generate funds that can be used for research and development.

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Could a blockchain health record help HR handle the pandemic?

15 Mar 2021

There could be a need for employees to share health credentials once the pandemic recedes. IBM is one of the companies developing secure ‘health passports’. 

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Spain to be first in EU to give gig economy workers employee rights

12 Mar 2021

Platform workers to be given employee status while unions will be given the right to access algorithms used by gig firms.

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Modern slavery statement registry launched

11 Mar 2021

The Home Office has launched a central registry for modern slavery statements to enable scrutiny and improve transparency.

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Budget introduces elite visa to lure tech entrepreneurs

4 Mar 2021

The UK government is set to introduce an ‘elite points-based visa’, a further component of its drive to revamp the immigration system post-Brexit.

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Top 10 HR questions February 2021: Vaccination and IR35

1 Mar 2021

Can employers insist their staff have a coronavirus vaccination? What is IR35? Last month's big HR questions answered by XpertHR...

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European Commission to consult over future of gig economy

26 Feb 2021

The European Commission has begun its consultation on the rights of gig economy workers whose labour is governed by digital platforms.

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Most US firms ‘just going through the motions’ on inclusion

22 Feb 2021

Diversity and inclusion policies must be part of business strategy and deeply embedded if they are to be effective, finds Josh Bersin study.

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