Europe

Services sector ‘overlooked’ in Brexit trade talks

The needs of the UK’s £225bn professional services sector are being overlooked in the UK-EU trade talks according a sub-committee...

RSA: UK should adopt France’s partial activity scheme

12 Oct 2020

The UK's response to the coronavirus job threat must take into account the risk of automation. Other countries have shown how UK schemes can be improved.

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GDPR: H&M fined record £32m for intrusive ‘people analytics’

6 Oct 2020

H&M Group has been fined €35.3m (£32.1m) by an information commissioner in Germany for intrusive data collection and analysis of...

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‘I went to get a Covid-19 test and now I’ve lost my job’

5 Oct 2020

Worker in France who didn't know he had Covid-19 despite taking a test was dismissed for serious misconduct.

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Top 10 HR questions September 2020: Testing, Brexit and redundancy

2 Oct 2020

As the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases rose in the last month, employers have been asking questions about testing for...

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Job Support Scheme vs Germany’s Kurzarbeit

28 Sep 2020

In the run-up to Rishi Sunak’s announcement of the Job Support Scheme, speculation was rife that the UK was looking...

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EU immigration: two fifths of firms won’t reallocate roles to Britons

24 Sep 2020

Nine out of 10 UK businesses believe the recruitment of EU nationals plays an important role in their UK operations,...

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Overseas candidates looking for UK jobs shows sharp increase

9 Sep 2020

Searches by overseas workers for UK jobs have reached their highest level since December 2018, according to job site Indeed....

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Spain to introduce legislation to protect remote workers

9 Sep 2020

Spain is pushing through legislation that will protect the rights of staff who work from home.
The draft legislation was...

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Germany likely to extend its furlough scheme

19 Aug 2020

Germany's Kurzarbeit coronavirus furlough scheme is set to be extended to 24 months after Angela Merkel indicated her support for the proposal.

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Black police inspector makes complaint after ‘false accusations’

18 Aug 2020

A senior black police inspector who was stopped in his car by two white officers has complained of racial harassment.

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Just Eat to stop using gig workers

14 Aug 2020

Food delivery company Just Eat plans to stop using gig economy workers across Europe in favour of employees who get...

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Immigration and EU workers: Brexit hasn’t gone away

10 Aug 2020

Many businesses will soon have to once again wrestle with the UK's decision to leave the EU, with difficult decisions having to be made over the sourcing of talent.

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UK lags behind Europe on returning to office

6 Aug 2020

France, Italy, Spain and Germany well ahead of UK when it comes to returning to the office.

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GDPR: Business needs Europe-wide track and trace cohesion

6 Aug 2020

Complex patchwork of rules and practices between countries is dissuading employers from implementing track and trace schemes.

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