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BITC urges businesses to allow paid volunteering time

Becky Frith, 19 Jan 2015

The charity Business in the Community (BITC) is urging more employers to give their staff paid time to...

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Engagement adds to the bottom line, research finds

Hywel Roberts, 19 Jan 2015

Recent Hay Group research provides strong evidence of a causal link between employee engagement and business...

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Millennials do not feel organisations are making ‘full use’ of their skills

Becky Frith, 16 Jan 2015

Almost four in five (79%) UK millennials do not feel that their current organisations are making “full...

Half of UK workers want employers to care more

Rebecca Gowler, 16 Jan 2015

Half (51%) of UK workers want to feel more cared for by their employer, according to research from pensions...

Richard Branson: Mentoring should be embedded within UK business

Katie Jacobs, 16 Jan 2015

"The spirit of mentoring should be embedded within UK businesses,” Virgin Group founder Richard Branson...

A third of employees would rather leave than report bad management, finds Penna

Becky Frith, 15 Jan 2015

Employees who find themselves working for a bad manager are more likely to leave a job than tackle the...

Workers aged 30-49 have worst health and wellbeing, AXA finds

Rebecca Gowler, 15 Jan 2015

Workers aged 30-49 are suffering from the worst health and wellbeing in the workforce, taking more sick...

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust UK's most gay-friendly employer

Rebecca Gowler, 14 Jan 2015

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has been named the most LGB-friendly employer on Stonewall’s annual...

Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2015

Rebecca Gowler, 14 Jan 2015

Today Stonewall published its Top 100 Employers 2015, showcasing Britain’s best employers for lesbian,...

Companies more proactive around mental wellbeing

Becky Frith, 14 Jan 2015

More than half (52%) of UK HR professionals now regularly engage with their staff to gain an insight...

Soft skills worth £88 billion to the economy, says campaign

Katie Jacobs, 14 Jan 2015

Soft skills such as communication, teamwork and time management contribute £88 billion to the UK economy,...

Jaguar Land Rover to create 1,300 jobs

Rebecca Gowler, 13 Jan 2015

Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to build its first sports utility vehicle (SUV), creating 1,300...

Four in five potential parents would consider shared parental leave

Becky Frith, 13 Jan 2015

Around four in five (83%) potential future parents will consider taking shared parental leave, a survey...

Non-inclusive workplaces damage productivity, research finds

Katie Jacobs, 13 Jan 2015

Non-inclusive workplaces damage productivity, according to research by LGBT network group OUTstanding....

Average waiting time for benefits disputes drops

Becky Frith, 12 Jan 2015

The average waiting time for decisions on benefits disputes has dropped from 33 weeks to under a fortnight...

Only 15% of HR directors innovate in benefits

Rebecca Gowler, 12 Jan 2015

Only 15% of HR directors consider their benefits proposition “innovative”, according to research...

Carol Black: 'Employers should embrace active working'

Rebecca Gowler, 09 Jan 2015

Dame Carol Black has encouraged employers to introduce more active working environments, from light active...

Nearly a quarter of workers request flexible working

Rebecca Gowler, 09 Jan 2015

About a quarter (23%) of workers have requested flexible working despite more than half (54%) being aware...

Starting salaries for permanent roles continue to rise

Becky Frith, 09 Jan 2015

Starting salaries for permanent roles are on the rise, according to research by KPMG and the REC.

The DNA of a game changer

HR Editorial, 09 Jan 2015

'Game changers' can make a huge difference to a business, but do you know where to find them?

In this issue: December 2014
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Driving equality: Diversity matters for Ford of Europe

Out of juice: The digital onslaught and wellbeing

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