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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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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 | Police PA unfairly dismissed amid superiors’ dispute

Employment judges have found that a Merseyside Police superintendent’s personal assistant (PA) was unfairly dismissed and discriminated against, amid being "caught in the crossfire" of a dispute...

Culture | Six top tips for navigating challenging conversations in the workplace

For professionals working in HR, handling difficult conversations is a vital skill.

Politics | Labour’s Back to Work plan must account for employers, disability charity says

The Business Disability Forum has urged the government to consult with employers to get the details of its Back to Work plan right. The plan has been welcomed by campaign groups for its positive...

WorkTok | The ‘Office Siren’ trend: Gen Z’s answer to dress codes?

TikTok’s latest fashion trend, ‘Office Siren’, revives the late 1990s and early 2000s’ power dressing with a sexy twist.

Menstrual health | Wimbledon's tweaked dress code is a lesson for HR leaders

When considering workplace dress codes, let's not prioritise protocol above practicality.

Flexible working | New government sparks fresh hope for four-day week campaign

The change in UK government has sparked fresh hope among campaigners for wide-spread adoption of the four-day week, ahead of a new trial in the autumn.

HR Tech | HR trust in AI hiring improves

Around two thirds (66%) of HR leaders hold a more positive attitude towards AI in the workplace compared with a year ago, survey results published yesterday (11 July) have revealed.

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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.