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Four ways to make sure employees get the message on wellbeing

Many organisations had extensive wellbeing programmes in place long before the pandemic hit this year. But with a largely remote...

Baroness Falkner named new EHRC chair

1 Dec 2020

A new chairperson and four new commissioners have been appointed at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the UK’s equality...

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HR Dept apologises for graphic that ‘upset’ independent consultants

24 Nov 2020

Outsourced HR support franchise The HR Dept has apologised after one of its franchisees posted a graphic on social media...

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‘Zoom fatigue’ is a thing, study shows

12 Nov 2020

Employees are often ill-equipped to work at home and find it difficult to switch off. The result could be poor health and lower productivity, warns study.

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BBC journalists banned from attending ‘controversial’ events

30 Oct 2020

BBC journalists are no longer able to attend events that may be ‘controversial’, including demonstrations about LGBT issues or Black...

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Employers watch BBC’s social media struggles with interest

1 Oct 2020

Legal expert says BBC's new impartiality drive has lessons for businesses worried over brand damage from employees' posts.

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Christian school worker sacked for sex education views seeks £56k

21 Sep 2020

A Christian school assistant is taking her former employer to tribunal over claims she was sacked over Facebook posts in...

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‘All views my own’: Monitoring employees’ social media

18 Aug 2020

Social media has grown in use exponentially since Facebook was launched 16 years ago, and so has the risk to...

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Executives lose wrongful dismissal claim over WhatsApp porn

11 Nov 2019

Two men sacked after sharing offensive material on WhatsApp lose their £300,000 claim against their former employer for wrongful dismissal.

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Should smartphones be banned in the workplace?

11 Nov 2019

Allowing smartphones at work can affect productivity, but is an outright ban the answer?

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Google releases strict guidelines on employee communications

28 Aug 2019

Google has released new workplace guidelines urging staff not to insult one another or make misleading comments about the company....

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Reputation management: how to handle employees’ tweets

19 Aug 2019

As debate on politics and society heats up on Twitter and other platforms, HR needs to heed advice on how to handle social media posts that might cause reputational damage

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When is an employer liable for an employee’s Facebook post?

31 Jul 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently found that Heathrow Airport was not liable for an employee’s racially offensive Facebook post. The...

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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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Turning up the heat on employees who tweet

10 May 2019

In the aftermath of Danny Baker's sacking from the BBC this week Kirsty Cooke investigates how employers should handle their employees’ use of social media.

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