Ethics

Baroness Martha Lane Fox believes getting up to speed with technology is key to success for HR professionals

CIPD 2017: What you might have missed in Manchester

Enjoying working with people is no longer a good enough reason to be in HR, according to Peter Cheese, CEO...

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New corporate offence of failing to prevent facilitation of tax evasion

26 Sep 2017

A new criminal corporate offence of failing to prevent facilitation of tax evasion comes into effect on 30 September 2017....

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Broken promises and emoji buttons: What’s next for Sports Direct?

12 Sep 2017

As Mike Ashley’s company hits the headlines again for its working practices, can it overcome its problems or do the...

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Regulation and the gig economy: It’s not just about worker status

12 May 2017

High-profile cases involving self-employed drivers for the likes of Uber and Deliveroo have focused heavily on employment status and rights....

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Rolls-Royce bribery fine: Four steps to reducing risk in your organisation

23 Jan 2017

Rolls-Royce last week agreed to pay hundreds of millions of pounds to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the US justice...

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Law Commission consults on offence of misconduct in public office

6 Sep 2016

Misconduct in public office, the criminal offence that has been used to prosecute journalists for paying public officials for information,...

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Sports Direct scraps zero hours contracts and “six strikes” policy

6 Sep 2016

Sports Direct is to offer its casual retail workers the opportunity to switch from a zero hours arrangement to a...

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Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley grilled on employment practices

7 Jun 2016

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley faced a host of allegations of exploitation and mismanagement of workers in front of the...

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Criminal liability for allowing employees to facilitate tax evasion

14 Apr 2016

Legislation will be introduced to hold firms criminally liable if they fail to stop employees who facilitate tax cheating, the...

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Ethical principles to guide HR analytics will be needed, say the authors

Predictive HR analytics raise “Big Brother” ethical and legal fears

11 Apr 2016

As employers become more sophisticated in their use of HR metrics, they need to ensure they are aware of the...

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Six Ways Organisations Can Create an Ethical Culture

Six ways organisations can create an ethical culture

19 Jan 2016

PROMOTED The reputation – and profits – of any organisation rests on the work ethics of its employees. Developing an ethical culture is imperative...

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Bribery Act 2010: worker fairly dismissed for taking bribe despite reporting it

18 Jan 2016

An employment tribunal held that an immigration officer was fairly dismissed for accepting a bribe from an offender, despite then...

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VW whistleblowing: the cost of ineffective disclosure procedures

11 Nov 2015

As Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal spreads to its petrol engines, Christopher Tutton outlines how companies should be examining their own...

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Financial watchdogs announce new whistleblowing rules

7 Oct 2015

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have published a package of new rules to make...

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How employers can prepare for the Modern Slavery Act

1 Sep 2015

Employers will soon be required to publish a modern slavery statement setting out how they protect against slavery in their...

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