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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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Single parents are largest underutilised talent pool in UK

30 Nov 2018

Single parents are the most underutilised major pool of talent in the UK, with almost 200,000 unemployed, according to a...

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Businesses should improve analysis of employee benefits spending

29 Nov 2018

Almost all employers say they will maintain or increase spending on employee benefits over the next two years, new research...

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Members of the Comply Direct team pick up their employee benefits prize from Alex Jones of The One Show and Rob Moss, editor of Personnel Today at the 2018 Personnel Today Awards ceremony

Comply Direct cleans up with Employee Benefits Award

21 Nov 2018

Packaging, environmental and waste management compliance business Comply Direct landed the Employee Benefits Award at the Personnel Today Awards 2018...

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Use employee benefits to support lower earners, says Work Foundation

21 Nov 2018

Businesses should make better use of their employee benefits to support low earners, according to a report by the Work...

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How can employers manage changes in childcare provision?

14 Nov 2018

The long-standing Childcare Vouchers scheme ended on 4 October and has been replaced by the government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme. How...

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Health secretary: employers must do more on prevention

5 Nov 2018

Schemes such as free fruit in offices, bicycle loans, support for ill employees and counselling should be the new norm...

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Parental bereavement leave to be introduced in 2020

2 Nov 2018

Parents and primary carers who suffer the loss of a child will be entitled to at least two weeks’ paid...

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Mercer announces it will offer trans benefits under private medical scheme

16 Oct 2018

Benefits consultancy Mercer has announced it will offer a suite of trans benefits as part of its private medical scheme...

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Christmas employee rewards: How to go one bigger this year

4 Oct 2018

PROMOTED | Making your employees feel happy and valued is essential. And with Christmas being the season of goodwill and giving, there is no better time to recognise your employees for their hard work throughout the year.

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Corbyn vows to “rebalance power” in the workplace

26 Sep 2018

Labour will “rebalance power in the workplace” if the party wins power, Jeremy Corbyn said in his speech closing the...

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Younger staff want employers to put more emphasis on health and wellbeing

17 Sep 2018

Six in 10 younger workers think their current working conditions have an adverse effect on their health and wellbeing, highlighting...

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Top 10 HR questions August 2018 – Brexit and executive pay ratios

4 Sep 2018

While progress has been made in some areas of the Brexit negotiations, including agreement on the rights of EU citizens...

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New polls confirm desire for flexible working as 9 to 5 declines

21 Aug 2018

Only 6% of employees are working the traditional hours of 9 to 5 according to a new poll carried out...

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