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Older workers | One in 10 returns to work after retirement

More than one in 10 (11%) of people over 50 in the UK have returned to work after retiring, research from insurer Legal & General has shown.

Podcast | New episode: 'Taking the pulse' in a hybrid working age

A new episode of the HR Most Influential podcast has gone live, featuring Tiger de Souza, executive director of people and culture at suicide prevention charity Samaritans.

Recruitment | EHRC clarifies rules on excluding transgender people when hiring

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has released new guidance for employers on how to avoid discrimination on the basis of sex in job adverts. It has also clarified when transgender people...

Employee benefits | How to give your employees a free pay rise

Salary sacrifice could make a huge difference, if you can’t afford to offer a pay rise.

Labour market | Cooling labour market as high interest rates persist

Vacancies continued to fall and unemployment rose in the last month, today's figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown.

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Awards | The HR Most Influential 2024 ranking is live

This year’s HR Most Influential lists, featuring the UK’s top HR practitioners and thought leaders, were revealed during an exclusive summer party at the Secret Garden, Mayfair, last night (10 July...

Neurodiversity | Dispelling myths of neurodiversity in the workplace

Diversity & inclusion

The neurodiversity awareness movement has been in full swing for a few years now, and has revolutionised our understanding of individual differences at work.

Employment law | Labour's first 100 days: What HR wants from employment law

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The Labour Party has pledged to introduce its 'new deal for working people' within its first 100 days in government. The party’s election manifesto stated that current employment law was “not fit for...

Employment law | The EU AI Act: Will UK employers be affected?

Technology

The European Union's Artificial Intelligence Act (EU AI Act) has been passed and will come into force on a phased basis over the next two-to-three years. It represents a landmark legislative effort to...

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Employment law | King’s speech: HR reacts to incoming changes

King Charles’ speech yesterday (17 July) highlighted the legislative agenda of the new Labour government, which prioritises "making work pay”, stability, and sustainable economic growth. We asked HR...

Industrial relations | Amazon faces union-busting legal challenge for QR code ploy

More than 900 Amazon employees are taking the company to court for allegedly breaking the law by using union-busting tactics. A unionisation ballot at Amazon’s Coventry site fell short of a majority...

Culture | Why your workforce shouldn’t be a ‘family’

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky recently said he regretted referring to his workforce as a ‘family’ during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Wellbeing | Caring responsibilities impact over half of employees

Over half (51%) of employees reported that their career has been negatively impacted by caring responsibilities.

Employment tribunal | Coughing in employee's face was harassment, tribunal finds

A boss of a car sales property business who deliberately coughed in an employee’s face during the Covid-19 pandemic has been ordered by a tribunal to pay the employee £26,000.

HR data | Take control of HR metrics 

As every HR professional will know, today’s tech-led software tools deliver a vast array of information.

Diversity and inclusion | Two thirds of neurodivergent employees ‘mask’ their condition

Neurodivergent staff are at risk of falling off HR’s radar, according to new research, as a majority hide their condition from colleagues, and many feel unable to ask for adjustments at work.

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Financial wellbeing support: Where is the boundary for employers?

The employer-employee relationship is one of the most important financial relationships. With the recent period of high inflation and ongoing economic uncertainty, many workers find themselves in...

“Bland” Spring Budget a flop for HR

HR software

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.