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Diversity and inclusion | Limited progress on racial inclusion targets

Limited progress has been made on race-related diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) targets, according to analysis conducted by DEI comparison website Windō, in the run-up to the four-year...

Organisational values | How to manage political debate at work

How can HR manage opposing political opinions at work? As a UK general election is now due on 4 July 2024, we asked two commentators for advice.

Workers' rights | Employees work 19 million days unpaid overtime a month

Over half (54%) of UK employees work between four and 30 hours overtime each month, according to research published today by workforce management solutions provider Protime UK. The extra hours equate...

Technology | AI boom drives demand for training

Over six in 10 (61%) employees reported that they want generative AI training, as technology company Nvidia reported an explosion in corporate appetite for artificial intelligence (22 May).

Social mobility | Job ad for “underclass” applicants deemed “disturbing”

Commentators have criticised a job advert that invited applicants from “working-class, benefit class, criminal class and/or underclass” backgrounds.

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Employment law | NDAs have an important role, despite a campaign to ban them

Campaign groups Pregnant Then Screwed and Can’t Buy My Silence are calling for non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to be banned in employment disputes. Some of the personal testimonies they share are...

Technology | Employee data breaches hit five-year high

Employment law

Breaches of employee data increased by 41% in 2023, analysis by the law firm Nockolds found.

Employment law | Chip shop worker wins £8,000 in disability discrimination case

Employment law

Former chip shop worker Oisín McKerr, who lives with autism, has been awarded an £8,000 settlement for a disability discrimination case, after the food outlet failed to inform him of his dismissal.

HR technology | HR has an AI-powered disability problem

Diversity & inclusion

Unless the unintended consequences of AI-powered HR technology are urgently addressed, hundreds of millions worldwide face lifetimes of economic and societal exclusion.

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Wellbeing | Mental health first aiders must be comprehensively supported

Are leaders really clear on what the role of a mental health first aider (MHFA) is, and what they can and can’t do?

Employment law | "Sex realist" unfairly dismissed from rape crisis centre, tribunal rules

A rape crisis centre employee was unfairly dismissed and discriminated against on the grounds of her "sex realist" beliefs, a tribunal ruled.

Diversity and inclusion | Share scheme gender inequality doubles

The gender disparity in access to share schemes has doubled since last year, analysis by share scheme and equity management platform Vestd has found.

Compliance | Reports to pension regulator increase

Reports to The Pensions Regulator (TPR) by employees concerned about auto-enrolment (AE) in their workplace pension scheme have risen, The Sun reported on 19 May.

Wellbeing | Working parents concerned over children’s mental health

Nearly half (46%) of working parents reported that they were concerned about their children’s mental health while 29% named it a top concern, a report by Deloitte has found.

Recruitment | Time taken to fill vacancies rose in April

The amount of time employers took to fill roles rose from 35.6 days in March to 39 days on average in April 2024, the latest Job Market Report from hiring platform Adzuna showed.

Employee engagement | Exclusive interview: How employee appreciation translates to better business outcomes

Nebel Crowhurst, chief people officer for Reward Gateway, explained how HR can use appreciation to boost employee engagement and improve organisational performance.

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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...