HR practice

Charity scandal: can employers inform others about misconduct?

Amid the misconduct scandal surrounding the charity sector, Oxfam and other charities suggest that better systems to inform other prospective...

Can we change workplace behaviour in just 21 days?

23 Feb 2018

Encouraging employees to adapt their behaviour so they can progress professionally is a sensitive, challenging task. Dan Hughes from emotional...

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Business travel in the Trump and Brexit era: How to prepare for policy changes

21 Feb 2018

Fundamental changes in the immigration policy on both sides of the Atlantic mean that globally mobile workers face uncertain times....

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Gig economy: Pimlico Plumbers case heard at Supreme Court

20 Feb 2018

The Supreme Court hears a key gig economy case today as Pimlico Plumbers challenges last year’s Court of Appeal decision...

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Public backs keeping workers’ rights from EU

20 Feb 2018

Britons overwhelmingly back keeping – often strengthening – workers’ rights derived from the EU post Brexit, according to research published...

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Oxfam sex scandal spreads to UK charity shops

13 Feb 2018

The sex scandal engulfing Oxfam’s operations overseas has now extended to its charity shops in the UK, after its former...

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Primark faces £47k bill for ‘shocking’ transgender discrimination

13 Feb 2018

An employment tribunal has told Primark to adopt a policy on how to deal with transgender staff after it found...

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Boom in agency worker use over last five years

12 Feb 2018

Four in 10 (43%) organisations increased their use of agency workers over the last five years as they struggled to...

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More than £800m generated from HMRC payroll investigations

12 Feb 2018

HMRC collected £819m in additional tax through payroll investigations last year, as it continued to crack down on organisations that...

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Five things buried in the Good Work plan consultations

9 Feb 2018

When the Government revealed its plans to bolster workers’ rights from their first day at work under its Good Work...

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Presidents Club scandal: Is there any value in non-disclosure agreements?

9 Feb 2018

Reports of sexual harassment at the recent Presidents Club charity dinner form part of a worrying trend of unwanted behaviour...

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Most employers offer paid bereavement leave, finds XpertHR

7 Feb 2018

The majority of employers provide paid bereavement leave for employees who lose a loved one, family member or dependant, despite...

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Taylor review: Government pledges to enforce day-one rights for workers

7 Feb 2018

The Government has vowed to enforce workers’ rights from their first day in a job, in response to the recommendations...

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Skills gap will worsen after Brexit, say employers

6 Feb 2018

Half of employers believe Brexit will exacerbate the shortage of skilled professionals in the UK, according to new research.
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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

5 Feb 2018

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

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