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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,...

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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...

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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?

Tesco to close 43 UK stores

Arvind Hickman, 08 Jan 2015

Tesco is to close 43 stores in the UK and shelve plans to open 49 new stores in an effort to turn around...

‘Narrative’ around power must change to improve diversity

Rebecca Gowler, 08 Jan 2015

The narrative around power needs to change in order to encourage more women to aspire to leadership positions,...

Freedom of pensions proposals ignored by employers

Becky Frith, 08 Jan 2015

Seven in 10 employers have not informed staff about changes in freedom of pension proposals that come...

Experts urge employers to combat impact of sedentary working

Rebecca Gowler, 08 Jan 2015

A group of academic experts is urging employers to combat the negative impact of prolonged sedentary...

Bingham: 'Diversity should be at the heart of business'

Rebecca Gowler, 07 Jan 2015

A leading diversity campaigner has encouraged HRDs and MDs to see diversity as more than a statistic...

Half of London businesses struggling to recruit skilled staff

Rebecca Gowler, 07 Jan 2015

More than half (52%) of London businesses are struggling to recruit the skilled staff they need, according...

Two-thirds of workers too busy to take breaks

HR Editorial, 07 Jan 2015

Almost two-thirds (64%) of British workers say they are too busy to take the 20-minute break required...

Royles: HR must connect talent with customers

Rebecca Gowler, 06 Jan 2015

HR must step out of the shadow of cost reduction and focus on connecting talent with customers, the most...

In this issue: March 2015
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Lock, stock and barrel: HR at London Stock Exchange

The inside track: People first for Crossrail's leaders

New tricks: HR technology – the next generation

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