HR practice

Movers and shakers: Protect, NHS, The Collective and Marshall Motors

Personnel Today’s first far-from-exhaustive listing of appointments in the HR world includes big moves at the Institute of Directors, which...

Poor management biggest factor in engagement

9 Dec 2019

The ‘quality’ of a manager is the most important factor in employee job satisfaction, a joint business school research project...

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Supreme Court’s unfair dismissal ruling in Royal Mail case gives pause for thought

9 Dec 2019

This recent case should sound an alert for companies looking to dismiss staff for...

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Staff agency for top hotels discriminated against bearded Sikh man

4 Dec 2019

A Sikh man has won £7,000 after an agency which supplies staff to exclusive London hotels said it was not...

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How to avoid Christmas conflict at work

3 Dec 2019

December can be a busy and fraught time in the workplace. How should managers deal with the stresses and strains of the season and avoid conflict in the office?

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Top 10 HR questions November 2019: IR35, Christmas parties and PILON

3 Dec 2019

Pending a review announced by chancellor Sajid Javid, reforms to the IR35 rules are due to be extended to the...

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Conservatives would review IR35, claims Sajid Javid

2 Dec 2019

Although not in the manifesto, the chancellor now says the Conservatives would review the IR35 rules ahead of their introduction to the private sector next year.

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EU visitors to UK will need three days’ notice before travelling

2 Dec 2019

Citizens of EU countries will need US-style ESTA pre-approval to enter the UK after Brexit.

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Staff seek greater flexibility as they get older

2 Dec 2019

Employees increasingly look for a job that is tailored to their lives, rather than having to adapt their lives to...

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2019

2 Dec 2019

We round up the most significant cases of the year including legal judgments on CCTV, restrictive covenants, enhancing shared parental leave, collective bargaining and more...

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Department store criticised for period badges

29 Nov 2019

A department store in Japan has said it is reviewing a policy where its staff could wear badges indicating whether...

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TUPE: Do employers need to consider ‘workers’?

28 Nov 2019

The legal distinction between employee and worker usually focuses on rights such as leave and pay, but what happens in...

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Supreme Court: Whistleblowing led to Royal Mail employee’s dismissal

27 Nov 2019

A Royal Mail employee was unfairly dismissed for blowing the whistle, not for the alleged poor performance – based on...

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Zalando accused of misusing software to rank workers

22 Nov 2019

Online fashion retailer Zalando has been accused of using a performance management tool that ranks employees by how they evaluate...

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Two-fifths of workers would fake a sick day

21 Nov 2019

Two in five adults would fake a ‘sickie’ if they wanted a day off work, according to a Com Res...

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