Public sector

HR in universities: “One day is never the same as the next”

Joanne Marshall has recently become the chair of Universities Human Resources, a body that supports people professionals across the higher...

Complaints ‘not taken seriously’ under Commons grievance scheme

13 Oct 2020

Parliamentary staff are being discouraged from pursuing complaints and have been given incorrect advice by the grievance system introduced to...

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Christian loses discrimination claim in LGBT teaching case

7 Oct 2020

A Christian school assistant who took her former employer to tribunal over claims she was sacked because of her religious...

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‘Psychological contract violation’ affects police mental health, study finds

6 Oct 2020

Employers need to take more responsibility for the ‘psychological contract’ they have with their employees, especially in occupations affected by...

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Staff can now apply for immigration health surcharge refunds

1 Oct 2020

Health and care staff from overseas are now able to claim their immigration health surcharge reimbursement today (1 October), a...

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Pandemic drives jobseekers to favour socially conscious employers

30 Sep 2020

Employees are turning towards more socially conscious employers as the pandemic changes their expectations around their careers.
According to a...

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Police union sparks U-turn on officers using NHS Covid-19 app

29 Sep 2020

The union representing police officers is encouraging officers to download and use the NHS Track and Trace app after a...

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Brexit: MAC warns of ‘stark consequences’ in social care

29 Sep 2020

Senior care worker and nursing assistant roles should be added to the shortage occupation lists to relieve pressure when freedom...

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University workers’ job fears over Covid-19 exposure

28 Sep 2020

Academic staff on precarious contracts fear they could lose their jobs if they refuse to teach at university face to face.

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Third of nurses plan to quit NHS in ‘emerging crisis’

23 Sep 2020

A third of nurses are considering leaving the NHS in the next year, according to research highlighted by the House...

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Government to mandate areas modern slavery statements should cover

22 Sep 2020

Organisations will be required to regularly publish their modern slavery statements via a new government reporting service and must be...

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PPMA conference 2020: Managers must promote hope and joy

16 Sep 2020

Managers must move away from “old expectations” and help teams to feel a sense of agency as we move out...

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NHS staff absent due to coronavirus testing shortage

15 Sep 2020

The shortage of coronavirus testing capacity is increasing staff absence in the NHS which is affecting the health service’s recovery...

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DWP failed to enforce social distancing at Leeds office

11 Sep 2020

The Department for Work and Pensions has failed to enforce social distancing at an office in Leeds, a health and...

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Teacher investigated over indecent images was unfairly dismissed

10 Sep 2020

Judge said claimant not warned he could be dismissed for causing employer reputational damage.

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