Global HR

Private sector pay optimism grows for 2021

Private sector workers are set to receive average pay rises of 2.4% in 2021, up from an average of 2.2%...

How will employers fare under the new immigration system?

1 Dec 2020

Four legal specialists discuss their hopes and fears for the UK's new points-based immigration system opens for visa applications...

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Risk of foreign investors being deterred by new immigration rules

30 Nov 2020

Recent comments by Rishi Sunak about 'hostile state actors' coupled with complex visa and sponsor licence rules risks sending the wrong message, says immigration specialist.

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‘Infodemic’ and ‘Covid myopia’ pose risks to global workforce

26 Nov 2020

Risks facing the global workforce have reached their highest level since 2016, with a growing ‘infodemic’ and mental health issues among significant challenges.

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Disney to axe 32,000 jobs as theme parks reel from Covid

26 Nov 2020

The company had already announced 28,000 job cuts in September as its theme parks and cruises reel from the pandemic.

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US immigration: How Biden’s election affects global mobility

20 Nov 2020

Global mobility has been stymied under Donald Trump but the new Biden administration is planning a return to a more talent-friendly approach.

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Building skills the top priority for HR leaders in 2021

16 Nov 2020

Gartner study also finds a lack of diversity is undermining confidence and trust in leadership.

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Boardrooms now more meritocratic and diverse, study suggests

16 Nov 2020

Evidence shows that FTSE100 boardrooms are becoming more diverse and meritocratic, a study published today has claimed, with less reliance...

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California votes to preserve Uber and Lyft drivers’ gig status

9 Nov 2020

In a less commented upon US ballot, California last week voted to exempt Uber and Lyft drivers from being classified as employees.

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‘Stealth expats’: managing staff secretly working abroad

4 Nov 2020

Finding out that an employee has secretly been working from another country isn’t a new problem, but it has become...

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No guarantee of extended furlough for devolved nations

3 Nov 2020

The chancellor Rishi Sunak has failed to confirm whether furlough support will be available to Scottish employers after England’s lockdown...

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Supermarket workers at heightened risk of Covid-19 infection

30 Oct 2020

Essential workers in supermarkets are at a much higher risk of coronavirus infection than the general population, with those in...

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Boeing cuts jobs as aviation sector views bleak future

29 Oct 2020

News from Boeing, IATA and Heathrow underlines Covid threat to travel industry.

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Uber sued for ‘automated’ dismissals

27 Oct 2020

In the first legal challenge of its kind, former Uber drivers in the UK and Portugal are suing the taxi-hailing...

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OECD predicts 7.1% unemployment in UK and criticises lack of training

15 Oct 2020

The OECD has predicted unemployment in the UK will rise from 4.5% to 7.1% in 2021 and says that to recover the UK must invest in skills and achieve a softer Brexit.

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