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Flexible working | Four-day week continued by most trial participants

The largest global trial of the four-day work week has been deemed a success, as 89% of participating companies have continued adopting the practice a year on, research has showed.

Workers' rights | Offer menopause support or risk discrimination claims, says new guidance

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has issued new guidance on menopause for employers.

HR careers | Future leader: Emma Locke, Perfetti Van Melle

Emma Locke, change and communications lead for the confectionery manufacturer Perfetti Van Melle, shares her vision for the future of the profession.

Employment law | What impact would a right to disconnect have?

Australia has just joined some other countries, including France, Spain, Portugal and Belgium, in adopting a ‘right to disconnect’ from work in various forms.

Pay | Greggs, Estee Lauder and EasyJet named and shamed for minimum wage breach

Greggs, Estee Lauder and EasyJet are among 524 business that failed to pay their employees minimum wage between 2015 and 2023.

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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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LGBTQ+ | 'Pinkwashing' companies barred from Pride parade

Companies that want to participate in the 2024 Pride parade in London must now sign up to a year-round LGBTQ+ inclusion programme.

Skills | Case study: using L&D to solve labour shortages

Leisure centre management company Fusion Lifestyle worked out its talent problem by partnering with Arden University to offer exciting career development opportunities. Millicent Machell reports.

Personnel | Four ways technology can reduce employee turnover

Humans are nothing if not predictable. No matter how well we think we’re hiding our actions, we are, unfortunately, often telegraphing our intentions.

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...

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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...