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Barclays abandons ‘creepy’ people analytics project

Barclays has scrapped the use of an employee monitoring platform following a backlash from staff and criticism from privacy professionals...

University staff begin 14-day strike in long-running pay and pensions dispute

20 Feb 2020

Staff at 74 universities have begun 14 days of strikes, the latest wave of industrial action over changes to pensions...

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NHS staff survey reveals little progress in boosting health and wellbeing

19 Feb 2020

Only three out of 10 (29.3%) NHS staff say their trust takes positive action on health and wellbeing, with many...

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How stopping rudeness in its tracks can make work a safer place

18 Feb 2020

Uncivil and rude behaviour seems to be increasing in the workplace, making it difficult to confront difficult situations. But a...

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M&S Lorry

M&S to close distribution centres with hundreds of job losses

17 Feb 2020

Depots in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire to go and landlords warned about possible further store closures.

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Public sector recruitment confidence hits 12-year high

17 Feb 2020

Employment growth in the public sector is expected to match the private sector for the first time in 12 years.

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JCB cuts workers’ hours as coronavirus hits supply chain

14 Feb 2020

JCB is set to cut hours and production as the coronavirus outbreak affects component supply from China.

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IR35 will force out half of contractor workforce

12 Feb 2020

Half of contractors plan to leave clients in the next eight weeks thanks to changes to the IR35 ‘off-payroll’ rules...

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Independent panel will tackle Parliament bullying and harassment claims

11 Feb 2020

An independent panel for examining claims of bullying and sexual harassment by members of Parliament is to be created, alongside...

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Nurse unfairly dismissed for wanting to commence NHS whistleblowing process

11 Feb 2020

A senior district nurse with 38 years’ experience was unfairly dismissed after she told management of her wish to instigate...

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Lloyds staff struggling with money, according to union survey

10 Feb 2020

Almost a third of workers at Lloyds Bank are struggling financially, according to a confidential union survey seen by The...

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Charity boss who doctored minutes to inflate pay sent to prison

7 Feb 2020

The former chief executive of an animal charity has been sentenced to seven years in prison after he forged the...

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Lords launches IR35 inquiry as freelancer confidence ‘plummets’

6 Feb 2020

A House of Lords select committee is to scrutinise the extension of IR35 rules to the private sector, just two...

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Military veterans ‘guaranteed’ civil service job interviews

6 Feb 2020

Ex-armed forces personnel will be guaranteed interviews for civil service jobs, the government has announced.
So long as they meet...

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Paterson inquiry: HR processes ‘stood in way of patient safety’

4 Feb 2020

The confidential nature of HR processes in the NHS “stood in the way of patient safety”, according to the independent...

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