HR practice

Financial Conduct Authority discriminated against worker with kidney disease

Tribunal finds poor appraisal score was discriminatory.

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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Encourage business travellers to declare medical history, advises insurer

19 Aug 2019

Employers should encourage staff who travel internationally to declare their medical history to avoid the risk of complications while abroad,...

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Asda staff protest over contract changes

15 Aug 2019

Asda staff have taken part a rally outside the retailer’s headquarters in Leeds in protest over contract changes that will...

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Petition calls for pet bereavement leave

15 Aug 2019

A woman who claims she lost her job on the same day her dog died is calling for the right...

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Met PC defies bosses to appear on Big Brother

13 Aug 2019

A Metropolitan police constable is appearing on the Nigerian version of the reality television show Big Brother, despite her manager...

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Three ways to solve the continuous performance management puzzle

12 Aug 2019

Employers are increasingly choosing regular “check-ins” rather than annual reviews to manage employee performance. But what is the best way...

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Tribunal case bolsters protection for potential whistleblowers

9 Aug 2019

An employment tribunal last month concluded a case that could prove highly significant for potential whistleblowers.

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Why check-ins are key to creating a healthy culture

7 Aug 2019

From employee engagement to workplace wellbeing, regular check-ins have a wealth of benefits for both employees and line managers, as...

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Third of managers do not follow up meeting action points

6 Aug 2019

A third of managers could be “devaluing” the regular one-to-one check-ins they have with their staff by not following up...

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Why we need imperfect leaders

6 Aug 2019

As the UK welcomes a new prime minister, leadership styles are in sharp focus. Sharing imperfections and failures may be...

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Top 10 HR questions July 2019: Spent convictions

5 Aug 2019

There are limits to the circumstances in which employers can take a candidate’s past criminal convictions into account when deciding...

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Work no more insecure than 20 years ago

1 Aug 2019

Work in the UK is no more insecure than it was in 1998, despite claims that there has been an...

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Five paradoxes of global remote working

1 Aug 2019

As workforces become more dispersed and global, it’s easy to assume employees can manage on their own and take charge...

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Burger King’s beard ban violated workers’ rights, Catalan authorities rule

31 Jul 2019

Burger King’s policy banning staff from having beards, moustaches and stubble violated employees’ rights under Spanish law, authorities in Catalonia...

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