Employee Benefits


Osborne backs down over EU bankers' bonus cap

HR Editorial, 21 Nov 2014

The UK government has withdrawn its legal challenge to EU legislation that caps the level of bankers’...


Interest in shared parental leave higher than predicted

Katie Jacobs, 20 Nov 2014

Employee interest in shared parental leave (SPL) will be much higher than originally forecast by the...


Mark Carney criticises banking culture, pay structures

Katie Jacobs, 18 Nov 2014

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has attacked bankers’ pay structures, saying the way they are...

Where does HR stand in NHS pay debate?

Hywel Roberts, 18 Nov 2014

Strikes over public sector pay have hit the headlines recently, but is it still business as usual for...

Deloitte creates £25 million pot to fund employee ideas

Katie Jacobs, 17 Nov 2014

Professional services firm Deloitte has announced it will invest £25 million in helping its employees...

Six steps to supporting employees through bereavement

Amy Armstrong, 17 Nov 2014

Bereavement is one of the most devastating things any of us will ever go through. For many employers,...

NHS focusing on staff ‘emotional health’ to improve patient care

Katie Jacobs, 13 Nov 2014

The NHS will be focusing more on the ‘emotional health’ of its staff in order to improve patient...

Hot topic: Can pay be too high? Part two

Deborah Rees, 13 Nov 2014

A recent report by Incomes Data Services suggested FTSE 100 directors’ pay is now on average 120 times...

Women uncomfortable discussing maternity benefits

Hywel Roberts, 12 Nov 2014

Female employees are reluctant to discuss maternity benefits with their employers in case it implies...

Hot topic: Can pay be too high?

Luke Hildyard, 12 Nov 2014

A recent report by Incomes Data Services suggested FTSE 100 directors’ pay is now on average 120 times...

The three hardest workplace conversations

Dean Royles, 11 Nov 2014

Issues around mental and physical health are some of the hardest conversations to have with employees....

Archbishop Sentamu calls for all businesses to pay the living wage

Katie Jacobs, 11 Nov 2014

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, has called for all businesses to pay their staff the living wage...

CBI calls for NI and childcare help for workers

Hywel Roberts, 10 Nov 2014

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is calling on government to improve living standards by increasing...

CIPD 2014: Roundup of the second day

HR Editorial, 07 Nov 2014

The whole HR magazine editorial team (editor Arvind Hickman, deputy editor Katie Jacobs and news reporter...

CIPD 2014: UK slipping into ‘two tier’ labour market, Pickavance warns

Katie Jacobs, 07 Nov 2014

The UK labour market is becoming increasingly segregated into two tiers, ex-Morrisons group HR director...

How to host the perfect Christmas party

Georgina Fuller, 07 Nov 2014

Planning a successful Christmas party for employees can be difficult, and providing something a diverse...

Rewarding employees at Christmas

Georgina Fuller, 06 Nov 2014

In HR it’s part of the job to know whether employees have been naughty or nice. HR magazine has scoured...

‘Much to be resolved’ following holiday pay ruling

Hywel Roberts, 05 Nov 2014

Yesterday’s ruling that overtime will be included in holiday pay calculations still leaves uncertainty...

'Grown up' conversations needed around gender pay gap

Hywel Roberts, 04 Nov 2014

Frank conversations are needed when addressing gender pay gaps within employers' own businesses, according...

The perils and pitfalls of the Christmas bonus

Georgina Fuller, 04 Nov 2014

Christmas bonuses are a good idea but bad procedures could leave your company's reputation in tatters,...

In this issue: October 2014
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One giant leap: Business, government and education must step up to avoid a skills crisis


Icing on the cake: Gregg's talent recipe


Behind the story: Rebuilding trust at News UK


Beyond appraisals: Fixing performance management

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