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BT to allocate £50m shares to employees

17 May 2019

BT is to distribute £50m in shares each year to staff as it sets out to improve customer service, alter its workplace culture and improve workforce morale.

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Champion flexible working to improve parents’ work-life balance

3 May 2019

Support for flexible working should be visible from leadership level to help create “human-sized” jobs that enable a greater work-life...

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Worker given free cigarettes seeks compensation after cancer diagnosis

25 Apr 2019

A former tobacco salesman with inoperable lung cancer is seeking compensation from his former employer after he was given hundreds...

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Starbucks to pay for employees’ degrees

2 Apr 2019

Starbucks has announced it will fund UK employees through a Bachelor’s degree, in an expansion of its US education programme....

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O2 increases paid paternity leave to 14 weeks

1 Apr 2019

Mobile network O2 has increased paid paternity leave for all permanent staff to 14 weeks, which it claimed is among...

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National minimum wage: What are employers getting wrong?

1 Apr 2019

Two decades after its introduction, many employers are still getting caught out by the rules surrounding the national minimum wage....

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‘Business lacks transparency over parental support’

18 Mar 2019

LinkedIn has claimed to have revealed evidence of a “disconnect” between employers and employees over the issue of flexible work, as most working parents feel their employers are not fully open about their parental policies. 

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Employee experience gains importance in benefits offer

15 Mar 2019

More than half of employers plan to develop their “employee experience” in a bid to boost engagement, recruitment and retention.

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Apprenticeships should be opened up to single parents

8 Mar 2019

Most single parents are being locked out of apprenticeships because of a lack of part-time opportunities and the difficulty of supporting children with such low pay.

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Supporting employees who are exposed to traumatic birth

1 Mar 2019

Thousands of women will go through a frightening or traumatic birth, the effects of which will continue to impact on...

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Tax-Free Childcare failing to attract working families

18 Feb 2019

Take-up of the government's Tax-Free Childcare benefit has been much slower than anticipated, official figures have shown.

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Flexible working

Flexible working has plateaued, study finds

14 Jan 2019

The number of people using flexible working arrangements has flatlined since 2010, despite the right to request flexibility being extended...

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Employee engagement: the importance of recognition (webinar)

8 Jan 2019

Recognition is closely associated with employee engagement, and a lack of recognition can have a detrimental impact on the workforce....

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Sharp rise in pension auto-enrolment fines

7 Jan 2019

The last financial year has seen a sharp rise in the number of businesses fined by the Pensions Regulator for...

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In-work poverty and the role of HR

7 Jan 2019

Many UK workers are falling below the poverty line and Brexit uncertainty may be making matters worse. Steve Herbert believes...

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