HR practice

Should we rethink our working hours to boost productivity?

UK employees work on average two-and-a-half weeks longer than their EU counterparts over the course of a year, new analysis...

Brexit bringing out the best in strategic HR planning, says survey

16 Apr 2019

HR functions are taking a long-term, strategic approach to growing the value of their people – and the challenges of...

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Understaffing increases work-related stress, survey finds

16 Apr 2019

Colleagues, especially a lack of them or if they’re not pulling their weight, are the biggest causes of work-related stress,...

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‘Extend whistleblowing protections in line with new EU law’

16 Apr 2019

The government is being urged to adopt new EU whistleblowing legislation, to avoid the risk of UK whistleblowers being left behind.

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Ted Baker revamps HR policies after sexual harassment investigation

12 Apr 2019

Ted Baker is bolstering its HR policies to ensure acceptable workplace conduct following an investigation into “forced hugging” and other...

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Webinar: Managing sickness absence during pregnancy

9 Apr 2019

Employers need to take particular care when managing sickness absence during pregnancy as the legal framework protecting pregnant employees is...

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Holland & Barrett employee wins overtime case for opening and closing up

9 Apr 2019

Retailers whose staff work extra hours to open and close the store should ensure their employees are adequately remunerated for...

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A return-to-work model for workers without OH? A personal perspective

5 Apr 2019

Now making a full recovery following his heart operation before Christmas, Nic Paton’s experience of being in hospital and post-operative...

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Unpaid hours and presenteeism blight UK workforce

5 Apr 2019

UK employees work an average of 6.3 hours per week without pay, a new report has found, just as employers must start adding more information about time worked to payslips.

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‘People wouldn’t admit they worked here’: Transforming Morecambe NHS trust

3 Apr 2019

Furness General Hospital hit the headlines in 2013 following a number of tragic baby deaths in its maternity unit. Ashleigh...

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High Court rules that firefighters’ extra hours are pensionable

3 Apr 2019

Firefighters in Wales have won a landmark pay and pensions case that could have implications for other employers in the...

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Better working conditions needed to improve chef retention

3 Apr 2019

Chef training and working conditions need to be reformed to help restaurants retain the estimated 10% of chefs that leave...

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Top 10 HR questions March 2019: Anonymous witness rights

2 Apr 2019

If a witness in a disciplinary procedure wishes to remain anonymous, how can the employer balance their privacy against the...

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Neurodiversity: Creating a supportive working environment

29 Mar 2019

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Week, employers should be thinking about creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for neurodiverse...

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How to draw up a blueprint for workforce planning

28 Mar 2019

Workforce planning in today’s chaotic labour market may feel like an uphill struggle, but a methodological approach to sourcing talent...

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