Employee Benefits


Employers need to accept parents' family focus, says Mumsnet CEO

Hywel Roberts, 27 Nov 2014

Employers must accept that working parents will always put family considerations ahead of work, according...


Poor quality work more damaging to mental health than unemployment, says Bevan

Katie Jacobs, 27 Nov 2014

Poor quality work has a more detrimental impact on psychosocial health than being unemployed, according...


One in five HR directors not ready for shared parental leave

Hywel Roberts, 26 Nov 2014

More than one in five (21%) HR directors admit they are not ready for the requirements of the shared...

Advertised vacancies outnumber jobseekers for first time since recession

Hywel Roberts, 25 Nov 2014

The number of advertised roles in the UK jumped above the number of active jobseekers in October for...

NHS staff stage further strike over pay

Hywel Roberts, 24 Nov 2014

NHS staff from nine unions are staging a four-hour strike over pay today.

Two-thirds of newly-employed paid below living wage

Hywel Roberts, 24 Nov 2014

Two-thirds of people who moved from unemployment to work over the past 12 months took jobs that pay below...

Report calls for greater transparency on pensions charges

Hywel Roberts, 24 Nov 2014

Pensions companies should declare the amount they intend to charge savers who make early withdrawals...

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The UK government has withdrawn its legal challenge to EU legislation that caps the level of bankers’...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

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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