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Further NHS strikes planned for November

Hywel Roberts, 30 Oct 2014

Staff across the NHS will strike for four hours on the morning of 24 November, according to union Unite....

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More auto-enrolment fines to come, warn experts

Hywel Roberts, 30 Oct 2014

Employers who do not take pensions regulations could face more fines for not complying with auto-enrolment...

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'Rush to recruit' leads to drop in productivity

Hywel Roberts, 29 Oct 2014

Employers recruiting larger numbers of new staff following the financial crash have put UK workplace...

Lloyds confirms 9,000 job losses to aid 'digitalisation'

Hywel Roberts, 28 Oct 2014

Lloyds Bank has confirmed it will reduce its workforce by 9,000 and close 200 branches as it aims to...

Employers 'considerable way' from tackling mental health issues

Hywel Roberts, 28 Oct 2014

British businesses are still failing to take effective action on mental health despite widespread coverage...

UK falls eight places in gender equality rankings

Hywel Roberts, 28 Oct 2014

Women in the UK have seen their wages fall by an average of £2,700 over the past year – leading to...

Low-paid risk 'being left behind', says TUC

Hywel Roberts, 27 Oct 2014

Research revealing that 5.2 million British workers are now low-paid demonstrates an increasing disparity...

Companies under pressure to reduce health benefits costs

Hywel Roberts, 24 Oct 2014

Almost half (49%) of companies are under pressure to reduce short-term costs on employee health benefits,...

Public sector wellbeing budgets being ‘decimated’, says Cooper

Arvind Hickman and Hyo Adams, 23 Oct 2014

Health and wellbeing budgets have been ‘decimated’ throughout the public sector in recent years,...

Self-employed workers need more support, warns Bevan

Hyo Adams, 22 Oct 2014

Self-employed workers are not able to access the support they need, particularly for health and wellbeing,...

Half of women consider choosing career over family

Hywel Roberts, 21 Oct 2014

Half of childless women are so concerned about the risk children pose to their career progression that...

Lack of wellbeing culture 'frustrating'

Hywel Roberts, 21 Oct 2014

Having to make the business case for wellbeing due to a lack of an employee care culture can be frustrating,...

Civil servants to receive equal parental pay

Hywel Roberts, 20 Oct 2014

Both male and female civil servants will be entitled to equal parental leave pay from April 2015, deputy...

Momentum building towards April reform deadline, says Webb

Hywel Roberts, 17 Oct 2014

Pensions minister Steve Webb has insisted the raft of pensions changes set for 6 April 2015 will be ready...

NAPF calls for independent retirement savings commission

Hywel Roberts, 17 Oct 2014

NAPF chief executive Joanne Segars has called for an independent, non-political body to be set up to...

‘Lack of clarity’ stalling pensions reforms

Hywel Roberts, 16 Oct 2014

A lack of information on proposed pensions reform is preventing providers from making changes in time...

Employers urged 'not to panic' on shared parental leave

Hywel Roberts, 15 Oct 2014

Employers shouldn't panic about the technicalities of shared parental leave. Instead they should see...

Treasury to relax pension rules further

Hywel Roberts, 14 Oct 2014

Measures expected to be announced by chancellor George Osborne later today will see savers able to take...

Transport and council workers call off strikes

Hywel Roberts, 10 Oct 2014

The leaders of four unions, spanning transport and local government workers, have suspended planned strikes...

Flexible working can cause problems for carers

Hywel Roberts, 06 Oct 2014

Flexible working can cause as many problems for employees who are also domestic carers as it solves,...

In this issue: August 2015
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Stand and deliver: Fresh austerity measures are on the way – but can public sector HR seize the strategic opportunity?

Eureka moment: HR at engineering firm AMFW

Going for gold: Maintaining the Olympic legacy

On the money: Providing innovative rewards

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