Recruitment & retention

flexible working bill

Employers should have to ‘opt out’ of offering flexible working, says MP

Flexible working should be offered by default for any job and employers should “opt out” if a job cannot be...

Migrant salary threshold should be £20,000, say business leaders

Business leaders have called for a number of reforms to the immigration system, including lowering the salary threshold and revising...

HR outsourcing (HRO) in depth guide

An in-depth guide to HRO: How is HR outsourcing changing? 

HR outsourcing (HRO) has matured. Once little more than a cost-cutting exercise, outsourcing your HR – or specialisms within it...

Social attitudes: One in three say parental leave should be shared

A third of people believe parental leave should be shared equally, according to a major survey, while only 12% think...

police resources

Police lack resources to do their job, ex-chiefs warn

Police resources have been “drained to dangerously low levels”, contributing to feelings of “lawlessness” in some areas of Britain, five...


Job insecurity fuelling university staff hardship

Seven in 10 university academics and teaching staff say their mental health has been “damaged” by working on insecure contracts,...

Top 10 HR questions June 2019: Ex-employee grievances

Can an employer ignore a grievance if the employee no longer works for the organisation?
The most popular FAQ on...

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