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Workers' rights | Millions of UK employees trapped in low paid and insecure work

The Living Wage Foundation (LWF) has found 12% of the UK population, around 3.7 million people, are in low paid and insecure work.

Employment tribunal | Supreme Court dismisses Royal Mail discrimination case

A Royal Mail postman who applied, and was turned down, for several managerial and technical roles within the company accused his employer of racial discrimination.

Gender | Men’s role in interrupting sexism at work

Many of us have experienced or witnessed sexism in the workplace, and may have experienced the deflecting, the eye rolls, the silence in response. Research shows men calling out sexist behaviour may...

Disability | Government launches National Disability Strategy

Today (28 July) the UK government launched its National Disability Strategy which aims to bridge the gap in education, skills and employment for disabled people.

Carbon footprint | Businesses urged to think green before returning to conferences

If businesses revert to pre-pandemic ways of working, they may risk increasing their carbon footprint.

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COVID-19 | Pingdemic test-to-return used by employers to fight self-isolation

Employers have been left reeling by a record number of NHS COVID-19 app alerts asking people to self-isolate.

Employee safety | Government cracks down on sexual harassment in the workplace

Diversity & inclusion

The UK government has outlined new intentions to help stamp out sexual harassment in the workplace.

Health | Sick pay won't be extended to low income employees, government confirms

Wellbeing

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will not be extended to those who earn less than £120 per week, the government has confirmed.

Strategy | Why we need to stop calling it HR

Leadership

In the last year we have realised the need for resilience alongside performance, so why is our perceived value still based on how hard we are working?

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Reduced hours | Four-day working week case study: Arken

Software service provider Arken has successfully moved to a four-day working week after finding staff were happier and just as productive working these hours throughout the pandemic.

Equality | It’s time we stopped telling women what to wear to work

Telling women what they can wear is once again making headlines. This authoritarian, ‘big brother knows best’ approach is a regression and an attack of individual identity and freedom.

Pay | Is June Sarpong's BBC salary too much for a three-day week?

June Sarpong's salary as diversity champion for the BBC has been brought into question.

Engagement | Young employees feel forgotten by bosses

Young workers are feeling isolated after spending 18 months working from home due a lack of communication with their employers.

"Deskless" & "remote" | Internal comms terminology divides the workforce

Many moons ago the terms “white collar” and “blue collar” were commonly used. But this blatant divide between office and manual workers created a negativity which saw many consider blue collar workers...

Inclusion | Could women's golf lessons be a hole-in-one for equality?

Last week The Times reported that senior women at professional services firm EY feared being excluded at work as a lot of the professional networking between male colleagues happens on the golf...

Gender | How HR can prevent menopausal discrimination

Almost a million women in the UK have left jobs because menopause symptoms and an inquiry has been launched to understand if workplace discrimination is taking place. In the meantime, what can HR do...