HR practice

Union doubtful over government figures on teachers’ hours

Teachers' working hours have fallen by five hours per week over the past three years, according to government figures. But the main education union disagrees

CIPD’s Peter Cheese: HR’s role in improving mental health

10 Oct 2019

On World Mental Health Day, HR teams have been reminded of the scale of the mental ill health “epidemic” and...

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Police service discriminated against man with moustache

8 Oct 2019

A police constable has won a sex discrimination claim after an industrial tribunal found that the Police Service of Northern...

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How to avoid risk when providing employer references

7 Oct 2019

Giving departing employees a reference should be a risk-free procedure. But there are potentially damaging pitfalls to avoid.

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Rail statistics prove need for flexible season tickets

4 Oct 2019

Use of season tickets is falling as commuters’ flexible working arrangements mean they are no longer good value for money.

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Gig economy: Uber launches on-demand jobs app ‘Works’

3 Oct 2019

Uber Technologies has launched a new app to put casual workers in touch with employers trying to fill vacant shifts....

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Future workplaces should offer an improved ‘human experience’

3 Oct 2019

Employers should think less about new technology and more about improving the “human experience” when considering the future of work,...

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Recruitment firms anxious about no-deal Brexit

2 Oct 2019

As Boris Johnson prepares to put proposals for a new deal to the EU, research has shown that 87% of...

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Top 10 HR questions September 2019: The effect of a leap year on pay

1 Oct 2019

There will be an extra working day in 2020 for many employees, so does the leap year mean extra pay?...

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Remote working roles have doubled in four years

30 Sep 2019

The number of remote working jobs available has doubled in the past four years, according to job board CV-Library.

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Gig economy: Royal Mail’s eCourier drivers to strike over employment status

26 Sep 2019

Drivers and riders working for eCourier, a same-day delivery service owned by Royal Mail Group, have voted for strike action,...

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Ryanair tells pilots: ‘Take unpaid leave or transfer abroad’

26 Sep 2019

Ryanair has asked its UK pilots to take unpaid leave for up to a year or transfer to its other...

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Why meeting flexible working requests is easier said than done

26 Sep 2019

With Labour proposing a four-day week and unions campaigning for workers to use technology to spend less time in the...

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Wound-up workers twice as likely to leave feedback

25 Sep 2019

Employees are twice as likely to give feedback on their workplace if they feel upset, according to a global study...

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What the Rugby World Cup teaches us about honesty in business

24 Sep 2019

As the Rugby World Cup gets under way in Japan, Dr Austin Swain examines the brutal honesty that exists in...

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