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Employee benefits | Employers fail to meet increased demand for financial support, research reveals

Employers are underestimating employees’ need for financial support during the cost of living crisis, new research has found.

Regulation | Fire and rehire crackdown "lacks bite", unions say

The government’s new statutory Code of Practice on the use of fire and rehire tactics has been criticised for not going far enough to deter employers.

Culture | Create a cohesive, diverse growth culture that thrives in a distributed setup

It’s no secret that rapid business growth comes with its own set of HR complications, not least aligning an expanding team towards a common goal.

Diversity and inclusion | "Diversity in boardrooms is not an option; it’s a strategic necessity"

We know that diverse boards make good business sense, but there was a 12% decline in ethnically diverse candidates for non-executive board appointments across the UK’s 150 biggest listed companies in...

Menopause | Avanti West Coast under fire for menopause gift bags

Avanti West Coast has faced criticism after its employee support group offered staff a gift bag that rail union representatives described as demeaning and insulting.

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Misconduct | Hundreds of NHS nurses suspected of faking qualifications

More than 700 NHS nurses are under investigation for providing suspected fraudulent qualifications.

Second jobs | What should HR do if an employee gets a second job?

Employment law

As the cost of living crisis continues to squeeze employees, second jobs are on the up. What are HR’s obligations?

Cover story | The solution to the UK's productivity problem is in HR's hands, Part 1

Strategic HR

Raising productivity could dig the UK out of stagnation and sustainably raise wages. Dominic Bernard finds out why a word employees associate more with job cuts than pay rises can be HR’s next proving...

Wellbeing | Neurodiversity and PIPs: Dropping the mask

Wellbeing

Are performance improvement plans (PIPs) a fair way to communicate expectations, or a failure of inclusivity? Millicent Machell investigates.

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Neurodiversity | Half of neurodivergent employees don’t feel supported at work

More than half of neurodivergent employees don’t feel that their organisation (52%) or team (54%) is open or supportive enough to discuss neurodiversity, research by the CIPD revealed.

Training | Strike the right balance between national skills policies and local talent needs

Last year, it was reported that the UK was seriously underperforming in skills development, dropping 26 places to 64th out of 100 countries.

Remote working | Hot seat: Your work-from-home policy must address the drawbacks

Flexible, remote and hybrid working has been high on the agenda for most companies. Closing central city offices enables a cost saving as well as allowing for a much more agile workforce, which...

Redundancy | 51% fewer employees disclosed £30,000+ redundancy payouts

The disclosure of enhanced redundancy payouts has plummeted by 51%, the legal firm Nockolds has revealed.

Wellbeing | LGBTQ+ employees have lower wellbeing at work, report reveals

LGBTQ+ people have a significantly lower wellbeing at work than heterosexual employees, a report by WorkL revealed.

Employment law | Could extending paternity leave help reduce the UK's gender pay gap?

The UK government recently announced it had no plans to increase paternity leave and pay.

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Whistleblowing | Whistleblowing reports rose by a quarter last year

Calls to the advice line for whistleblowing charity Protect increased by 23% in 2023.

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Cost of living learning hub

'Loud budgeting' is trending – here's what HR can learn

There’s a reason trends go viral. It’s because they tap into the zeitgeist and vocalise something lots of us are thinking. This is certainly the case with 'loud budgeting'. 

Employment tribunal fees may be re-introduced

Employment law

The government has proposed plans to introduce fees at employment tribunals in a move it said will claimants and employers to reach a settlement.

Young people turning down jobs over transport and uniform costs

Diversity & inclusion

Research found 5% of young people who are unemployed had to turn down a job because they cannot afford the costs to start, including rent, transport or uniform, according to NatWest and the Prince’s...

Earned Wage Access could calm money worries, CIPP says

Employee benefits

As the cost of living crisis continues, the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) is calling for employers to use Earned Wage Access (EWA) payroll to ease financial pressure on...