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Barclays CEO faces fines after whistleblowing probe

City regulators are set to fine Barclays chief executive Jes Staley over his investigation of a whistleblower who breached their...

Draft EU law seeks to bolster protections for whistleblowers

18 Apr 2018

Employees who blow the whistle on corporate malpractice would be given protected status, including legal aid and possible financial support,...

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Assaults on NHS staff increase 10% in a year

17 Apr 2018

Physical assaults on NHS staff in England rose by 9.7% compared to 2015/16, according to new figures published today.

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Sir Martin Sorrell leaves WPP in accordance with “at-will” agreement

16 Apr 2018

Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, has stepped down from his position following an investigation into allegations of misconduct. Accord...

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Tax reform: Hidden traps in the changes to termination payments

6 Apr 2018

Employers should be prepared for several tax system reforms that are due to take effect this year, including changes to...

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The top 10 questions March 2018: Holiday entitlement and GDPR requirements

4 Apr 2018

The Easter bank holidays inevitably raise questions for employers about employees’ entitlement to time off, pay or pay in lieu....

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Business travel, working abroad and mental health: a wake-up call

31 Mar 2018

More roles now involve business travel with increasing risks and stress for employees. Julian Eyears, medical director of occupational health...

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Government launches consultation into parental bereavement leave and pay

29 Mar 2018

The Government has announced a consultation into parental bereavement leave and pay.

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Bereavement leave survey 2018
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DPD to offer self-employed drivers sick pay and annual leave

26 Mar 2018

Parcel delivery company DPD is to give self-employed drivers access to benefits such as paid annual leave, sick pay and...

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UNLEASH 2018: HR professionals urged to embrace rather than fear change

23 Mar 2018

If there was one consistent theme etched through this week’s UNLEASH conference (formerly HR Tech World) it was not to...

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Tattoo bias could mean employers missing out on talent

15 Mar 2018

Image bias could be causing employers to miss out on the best candidates, according to research that revealed the majority...

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Managers ‘unwilling’ to be seen as apprentices

6 Mar 2018

Most employers feel that middle and senior managers would be unwilling to be seen as an apprentice, meaning that businesses...

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The top 10 HR questions February 2018: Consent to process personal data

2 Mar 2018

One of the key messages employers are hearing on the new data protection rules under the General Data Protection Regulation...

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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

1 Mar 2018

With parts of the UK experiencing heavy snowfall, we answer five common questions from employers on the workplace impact of...

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Fifth of employers uncertain about permanent hiring plans

28 Feb 2018

Economic uncertainty continues to affect hiring decisions, with almost one-fifth (18%) of employers unsure whether they need to increase their...

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