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Recruitment | UK work culture discourages employees from discussing salary

Workers across the UK still feel embarrassed to talk about salary in the workplace.

Young workers | Gen Z and millennials struggling to cope with increased cost of living

Gen Z and millennial workers in the UK are having a hard time attempting to keep up with the increased cost of living.

Teamwork | Setting expectations rather than managing performance

It’s been some time since many organisations revisited the value of performance management processes and experimented with different solutions to try to move away from the process and create a more...

Employee value | How HR technology can tackle the talent crisis

By leveraging technology, organisations can help address the Great Resignation, empower existing staff to thrive and attract fresh talent in this challenging new era of work.

Legislation | 'Long overdue' Statutory Sick Pay reforms brought to parliament

Proposed reforms to the UK's Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) system are planned to be introduced to parliament today.

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Editor's pick

Mental Health Awareness Week | How should HR help employees going through a break up?

Grief is not exclusive to bereavement. Some definitions describe grief as ‘the conflicting emotions brought by the change of a familiar pattern’.

Read | Best of HR books: May 2022

HR software

We delve into the new releases to find out what HR has been reading this month.

Humour or harassment? | Banter tribunals on the rise

Employment law

Employment tribunals where defendants claimed their remarks were just banter rose by 45% in 2021, according to research from law firm GQ Littler.

D&I clinic | How do you make a pay gap action plan?

Employment law

Our resident D&I expert Huma Qazi tackles the question of employees who deny their own privilege.

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Job market | Hiring demand increases as unemployment rates fall

Companies are hiring more frequently than ever, at a time when job vacancies are exceeding the rate of unemployment.

Culture | Brewdog's James Watt: Why I gave away £100m to my staff

When we announced we were giving away nearly £100 million of my own shares in Brewdog, the response was overwhelming. At our Ellon headquarters and brewery people were stunned when they heard the...

Work/life balance | Case studies: How employers strike a healthy balance with tech use

Striking a healthy balance in terms of tech usage can be a fine art. Here's how GitHub, Zurich and Howes Percival are mindful with technology.

Mental health | Workers need wellbeing that speaks their language

International and expatriate staff benefit massively from wellbeing support offered in their language.

Wellbeing | Remote work as dangerous as smoking to health of UK workers

Working from home is as dangerous to the health of UK workers as smoking, according to new research from private healthcare company Bupa.

Inclusion | Million more disabled people in work than five years ago

The UK government has exceeded targets to see a million more disabled people in work five years ahead of schedule, yet campaigners warn of the underlying disability employment gap. 

Work/life balance | The future of work is freelance - here’s what HR needs to know

Freelancing is not just a job, not a stopgap, but more of a career choice, and there are benefits for both workers and employers. If HR invests in freelancers now, they’ll reap the rewards for years...

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Cost of living learning hub

'Long overdue' Statutory Sick Pay reforms brought to parliament

Proposed reforms to the UK's Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) system are planned to be introduced to parliament today.

Hiring demand increases as unemployment rates fall

Recruitment

Companies are hiring more frequently than ever, at a time when job vacancies are exceeding the rate of unemployment.

Cost of living could see remote workers stay on the move

Organisational design

The majority of anywhere workers, who travel while staying in full time employment, plan to continue doing so for the foreseeable future.

Is it time to be more creative with payroll?

HR software

Alternative methods of payroll such as early wage access (EWA) could be a solution to the UK's cost of living crisis.