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Landmark decision rules Deliveroo riders are self-employed

Deliveroo riders are not workers and are self-employed, according to a decision yesterday by the Central Arbitration Committee.
This means...

Cyber bullying

What employers can do to stop cyber bullying at work

15 Nov 2017

Anti-Bullying Week is a timely reminder for employers to look at the growing risk of cyber bullying at work. David...

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EAT confirms Uber drivers are workers

10 Nov 2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that Uber drivers should be classified as workers who are entitled to basic...

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Gig economy: three ways to attract and retain the best freelancers

10 Nov 2017

Research shows that sought-after technical workers increasingly want to work on a freelance basis. So how can employers stand out...

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Background screening: Eight key checks employers must make

7 Nov 2017

Increased compliance means rising numbers of employers are performing numerous background checks on employees. Steve Smith...

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Work and Pensions Committee calls out “egregious” self-employment contract

2 Nov 2017

The Work and Pensions Committee has called for fitness chain Gym Group to explain itself after a personal trainer blew...

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Evidence shows that a 360-degree approach to assessing board behaviour can reduce employee stress levels.

Boardroom leadership is the key to lower employee stress

2 Nov 2017

Evidence shows that leadership style has a major impact on levels of employee stress. Juliette Alban-Metcalfe, an occupational psychologist and...

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How not to make HR decisions that come back to haunt you

HR horrors: How to flee four frightening scenarios

31 Oct 2017

Halloween is upon us, but what are the most common HR horrors and how should employers deal with them? Alexandra...

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Bank holidays: five things employers need to know

30 Oct 2017

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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Why some employers must provide extra holiday in 2018

30 Oct 2017

As a result of the way in which the Easter bank holidays fall in 2018 and 2019, some employers will...

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Working when the clocks go back: how should employers handle extra hour?

23 Oct 2017

The clocks go back an hour at 2am on Sunday 29 October 2017. But what does this mean for staff...

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Parental bereavement leave: a small step in the right direction

18 Oct 2017

While recognising the good intentions behind the recently published Parental Leave Bill, XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman questions the practical...

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The KP Snacks HR team were the winners of 2016 HR Impact Award, seen here collecting the trophy from Vana HR Resourcing's Debbie Flowers

Personnel Today Awards 2017: HR Impact Award

18 Oct 2017

In our continuing series of articles profiling those who have successfully made the shortlist for this year’s Personnel Today Awards,...

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Government publishes parental bereavement leave bill

13 Oct 2017

The Government has today published a bill that will offer two weeks’ paid leave for bereaved parents.
The Parental Bereavement...

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Make big brands liable for supply chain non-compliance – Matthew Taylor

12 Oct 2017

Major companies should be jointly liable for non-compliance with employment...

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