Pay & benefits

A Japanese company has granted non-smokers extra holiday after they complained they were forced to do more workJochen Tack / imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock

Should employers give more holiday to non-smokers?

A Japanese-based firm recently granted its non-smoking employees additional holiday. Should UK employers follow suit by considering introducing such a...

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Budget 2017: National living wage rise confirmed at £7.83

22 Nov 2017

There were few surprises for employers in today’s budget, the first delivered since the snap general election in June.
Chancellor...

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The RAD Awards celebrate the brightest and best in recruitment communications, and have been running for 27 years.

RAD Awards 2018 shortlist announced

20 Nov 2017

The shortlist for the RAD Awards, which celebrate the brightest and best in recruitment advertising, has now been announced.
The...

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Pay: Why companies need to figure out what’s “fair”

14 Nov 2017

The introduction of pay ratio disclosures, further likely regulation on the remit of remuneration committees, and stakeholder voice within the...

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Webexpenses estimates that businesses could be losing around £100 million per year to falsified and exaggerated claims.

More than four in 10 fiddle expenses, finds survey

14 Nov 2017

More than eight in 10 workers have never had expense claims challenged or declined, according to research by software company...

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Personnel Today Awards 2017: HR Supplier Partnership Award

13 Nov 2017

It’s less than a week until the Personnel Today Awards 2017 celebrate the brightest and best in UK HR. We...

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Gig economy: three ways to attract and retain the best freelancers

10 Nov 2017

Research shows that sought-after technical workers increasingly want to work on a freelance basis. So how can employers stand out...

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Is Ed Sheeran's success down to his name or his musical ability?Hahn Lionel/ABACA/PA Images

Which names attract the highest and lowest pay?

8 Nov 2017

Being a man called Ed could be the key to maximising your pay, earning you more than three times the...

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TUC calls for overhaul of minimum wage rates

8 Nov 2017

The TUC is calling on the Government to raise the national living wage to £10 “as quickly as possible” and...

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Heathrow Airport staff celebrate becoming a Living Wage employer

Living Wage increases to £8.75 per hour

6 Nov 2017

Living Wage employers will pay their staff at least £8.75 per hour across the UK and £10.20 in London, it...

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Gender pay gap risks serious damage to employers’ reputations

3 Nov 2017

Employers face a serious threat to their reputations from mandatory gender pay gap reporting, research has revealed.

Salary equality
Gender...

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Take part in a survey on bereavement leave

3 Nov 2017

Following the Government’s publication of a bill that will enable employers to offer two weeks’ paid leave to parents who...

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Sleep-in payback scheme described as “suicide note” for social care employers

2 Nov 2017

A government scheme designed to help social care providers comply with minimum wage legislation has been described as a “suicide...

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More companies hold on to key staff after mergers, says report

2 Nov 2017

Almost four-fifths of companies that have gone through a merger or acquisition have managed to hold on to their ‘acquired...

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Protesters against modern slavery at the Walk for Freedom March in London last monthMatthew Chattle/REX/Shutterstock

Top 10 HR questions October 2017: Modern slavery statements and GDPR

2 Nov 2017

The requirement for large employers to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement came into force in October 2015 and...

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