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Tribunal | Gender-critical teacher loses unfair dismissal claim in pronouns tribunal

A teacher has lost his employment tribunal claim that he was unfairly dismissed from New College Swindon for refusing to call a student by their preferred pronouns.

Remote work | Should the UK introduce a digital nomad visa?

Italy's digital nomad visa opened to applicants last week.

Personal development | Best of HR books: April 2024

We delve into the latest book releases to find out what HR has been reading.

Leadership | How HR can help burnt-out leaders become visionaries

In Stress Awareness Month, here are two key concepts that can help HR teams support reactive, burnt-out leaders and move them towards visionary leadership.

Employment law | Sexual harassment legislation: How can HR get ahead?

A new act is set to strengthen employers’ obligation to prevent sexual harassment of employees in the workplace.

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Legislation | IR35 offset ignites confidence to hire contractors, says HR

Changes to off-payroll regulations (IR35) will come into effect on 6 April 2024, amending the legislation that required employers to take responsibility for the tax status of freelancers and...

Internal communication | How should leaders communicate the new flexible working law to employees? 

Employee benefits

Most (70%) employees are unaware of their right to request flexible work adjustments from day one. How can employers communicate this to employees in a clear, inclusive way?

Employment law | Calling pregnant employee ‘emotional’ was discrimination, tribunal rules

Workers' rights

Describing a pregnant employee 'emotional and tearful' is pregnancy discrimination, an employment tribunal ruled.

Cover story | The new path to high-level HR, Part 2

HR careers

How can new HR practitioners get ahead? In this second part of our cover story for the March/April 2024 issue, Dan Cave examines how HR career paths are changing, amid increased expectations, the use...

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Employee engagement | Commitment to sustainability boosts employee engagement

Companies in which employees felt a genuine commitment to sustainability had a 16% higher employee engagement rate than those where employees felt the commitment was absent, a survey by employee...

D&I Clinic | Ten steps to prioritise D&I

The diversity and inclusion (D&I) clinic is a space for HR professionals to anonymously air their challenging D&I questions. Camila Williams-Johnson tackles how to keep D&I at the top of business’...

Recruitment | A third of businesses short-staffed due to sickness

A third (34%) of UK businesses reported being short-staffed at least once a week, a survey commissioned by temporary work platform Indeed Flex has revealed.

Diversity and inclusion | New disability guidance for managers

The government has jointly published its updated Disability Confident guide, to help managers support disabled people at work.

Boardroom | Lessons from the C-suite: Nick Turner, NFU Mutual

Nick Turner, CEO of insurance firm NFU Mutual, shares his opinion on how HR can make it to the top.

Skills | "Stay on top of skills and technology to overcome future challenges"

To futureproof HR, professionals need to think about the skills that HR teams will need in the next few years.

Employment tribunal | Male teaching assistant wins sexual harassment tribunal after 'Speedos' comment

A female headteacher sexually harassed a male teaching assistant by repeatedly commenting on his “fit” body, an employment tribunal ruled.

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“Bland” Spring Budget a flop for HR

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget has gone down poorly with employment experts, who have criticised its narrow focus on personal tax cuts and “bland and beige” policies.

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

Cost of living

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...