HR practice

Three ways to solve the continuous performance management puzzle

12 Aug 2019

Employers are increasingly choosing regular “check-ins” rather than annual reviews to manage employee performance. But what is the best way...

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Tribunal case bolsters protection for potential whistleblowers

9 Aug 2019

An employment tribunal last month concluded a case that could prove highly significant for potential whistleblowers.

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Why check-ins are key to creating a healthy culture

7 Aug 2019

From employee engagement to workplace wellbeing, regular check-ins have a wealth of benefits for both employees and line managers, as...

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Third of managers do not follow up meeting action points

6 Aug 2019

A third of managers could be “devaluing” the regular one-to-one check-ins they have with their staff by not following up...

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Why we need imperfect leaders

6 Aug 2019

As the UK welcomes a new prime minister, leadership styles are in sharp focus. Sharing imperfections and failures may be...

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Top 10 HR questions July 2019: Spent convictions

5 Aug 2019

There are limits to the circumstances in which employers can take a candidate’s past criminal convictions into account when deciding...

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Work no more insecure than 20 years ago

1 Aug 2019

Work in the UK is no more insecure than it was in 1998, despite claims that there has been an...

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Five paradoxes of global remote working

1 Aug 2019

As workforces become more dispersed and global, it’s easy to assume employees can manage on their own and take charge...

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Burger King’s beard ban violated workers’ rights, Catalan authorities rule

31 Jul 2019

Burger King’s policy banning staff from having beards, moustaches and stubble violated employees’ rights under Spanish law, authorities in Catalonia...

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Court of Appeal: Junior doctor wins rest break test case

31 Jul 2019

The NHS faces a bill of millions of pounds after a junior doctor won a test case yesterday about the...

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How a new conflict resolution process improved openness at Aviva

30 Jul 2019

While many organisations might be tightening up their grievance processes, Aviva is taking a more informal approach to conflict resolution.

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What is the maximum workplace temperature? City workers head outside to enjoy the sunshine. Photo: REX

Hot weather alert for workers in England and Wales

22 Jul 2019

Much of England and Wales is on the cusp of a heatwave, lasting until Friday at least, according to the Met Office. How should employers respond?

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Businesses may need to compensate workers facing cancelled shifts

19 Jul 2019

The government has announced new proposals of compensation for workers when their shift is cancelled at short notice

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Single labour market body to enforce minimum wage and holiday rights

16 Jul 2019

The government has announced proposals for a single labour market enforcement body which will have powers to enforce minimum wage...

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Three quarters of whistleblowers ‘retaliated against’ by their employer

16 Jul 2019

Three-quarters of whistleblowers experience retaliation from their employer including bullying, attempts to destroy evidence and dismissal, according to a group...

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