Ethics

Environmental activism: how can an employer impose its views?

Encouraging employees to adopt a greener lifestyle is one thing, but how far can employers go in terms of building...

Personnel Today Awards 2019: Reconomy bags new Sustainable Business Award

20 Nov 2019

Waste reduction business Reconomy were crowned winners of this new category for 2019, which recognises employers that have sustainability at...

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World’s largest fund drops G4S over modern slavery fears

14 Nov 2019

The world's largest sovereign wealth fund, has sold its shares in UK-based security company G4S because of the risk of human rights violations against its workforce in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

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Gig workers should be able to form unions, says EU commissioner

25 Oct 2019

The European Union’s competition commissioner has said that gig workers should be able to “team up” to form unions.

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Former chief executive takes Clarks to tribunal over misconduct claims

30 Sep 2019

Mike Shearwood says he was not given the opportunity to defend the claims.

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Automation and AI: Brian Kropp on cost savings, ethics and inequality

5 Sep 2019

Alongside Adam McCulloch’s in-depth report into the impact of AI and automation on the workplace, Brian Kropp, group vice president,...

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How employees are using social activism to make their voices heard

16 Jul 2019

With traditional union membership in decline, employees are finding new ways to voice their opposition to corporate decisions, as shown...

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When does keeping tabs on working time overstep the line?

2 Jul 2019

A recent ECJ case means employers will need to more closely track employee time at work. But when does concern over employees' wellbeing turn into spying on them?

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Is ethical leadership under threat from populism?

21 Jun 2019

Ethical leadership, fairness and equality are seen as vital qualities for successful organisations. But in the age of populism what if leaders no longer buy into this?

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Seven million reasons not to cheat on competition

10 Jun 2019

For many, the notion of a cartel may conjure up images of Columbian drug barons, but UK businesses need to...

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Could DNA testing be the key to developing talent?

31 May 2019

DNA testing for ancestry and medical insights has become increasingly popular as the technology matures, but what impact could it have on talent development at work?

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Companies warned over discrimination against vegans

9 May 2019

Employers need to work much harder to consider the needs of vegan employees and treat them with respect, or risk running into legal difficulties, an employment law firm has warned.

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Online activism in the workplace: how should HR respond?

12 Mar 2019

Technology has revolutionised the way many people organise their work and created a debate around employee status. But it is...

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Ofgem accused of threatening whistleblowers

17 Sep 2018

Ofgem has been accused by two whistleblowers of exploiting national security laws to prevent them airing concerns over projects involving...

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UK employees more lenient around ethics but more likely to report misconduct

13 Sep 2018

UK employees take a more lenient approach than the European average to questionable workplace behaviour...

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