Ethics

The Children and Families Act has received Royal Assent.

Greensill scandal: civil servants ordered to declare outside interests

Senior civil servants have been asked, by the end of the week, to declare paid roles or outside interests that could conflict with civil service rules.

EY drops appeal against whistleblower judgment

30 Mar 2021

EY has dropped its appeal against a judgment ordering it to pay $10.8m to a whistleblower who raised money laundering concerns.

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Why ESG should be high in HR’s priorities

23 Feb 2021

Environmental, Social, and Governance considerations are high on the agenda for big businesses. But what do ESG goals mean for how we incentivise the workforce?

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Meetings ‘drag on’ if women are involved, says Japan’s Olympics chief

4 Feb 2021

Former Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori has apologised for denigrating women with sexist remarks.

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How do we benchmark employers in the Covid era?

3 Feb 2021

Best employers and ‘great place to work’ lists used to focus on funky workplace perks, but what place do they...

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Ensure workers have right to privacy when work is monitored, says Labour

20 Jan 2021

The Labour Party has called on the government to urgently update guidance on the use of surveillance at work after...

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Should HR prepare for future pandemics?

6 Jan 2021

Uncertainties surround the Covid-19 vaccine, from vague distribution plans to complex legalities. With the World Health Organisation suggesting that Covid-19...

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Ethical dilemma: Can employers insist on Covid-19 vaccinations?

2 Dec 2020

As the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine receives approval from the UK medicines regulator, to what degree can employers insist that staff...

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ReimagineHR: Expect a new employment deal post-Covid, says Gartner

16 Oct 2020

Employees’ capacity to deal with change is around half what it was in 2019.

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City traders working from home must be monitored

13 Oct 2020

A City watchdog has warned financial services firms that it expects them to have updated their policies, refreshed their training...

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Febrile mood will lead to sackings, whistleblowing and disputes

7 Oct 2020

As the UK heads into a worrying winter, Charlie Thompson examines the risks for senior teams as they manage the...

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MPs to investigate UK firms’ links with Chinese exploitation of Uyghurs

18 Sep 2020

Clothing brands and government to be investigated by MPs over links with exploitation of oppressed people in China.

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Time to consider the impact of remote working on local economies?

26 Aug 2020

The city centre businesses that once relied on the passing trade of office workers are under threat as business districts...

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Furlough fraud soars as job retention bonus details released

5 Aug 2020

The number of reports of furlough fraud made to HM Revenue and Customs rose by more than half between the...

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The next ethical dilemma: do we pay back furlough?

21 Jul 2020

Firms like Asos, Taylor Wimpey, Ikea are repaying furlough money, while others, such as Primark and Rightmove, say they will not take up the job retention bonus. What's their motivation?

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