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BrewDog | Backlash as BrewDog HR team responds to toxic work claims

BrewDog's people team has seemingly responded to Punks with Purpose's campaign alleging negative experiences of former employees, but the response has exacerbated the issues.

CIPD | What you missed from the CIPD Festival of Work

Professor Brian Cox, safeguarding the NHS, hybrid work tips and lessons learned from mistakes in the pandemic - here are some of the key takeaways we gleaned from this week's CIPD Festival of Work.

Hybrid work | A leap of trust will avoid a two-tier hybrid work culture

As Britain moves towards the unknown of long-term hybrid working, it will need new levels of trust to avert a harmful two-tier workplace culture.

Leadership bias | Hybrid work brings new biases to the fore

Hybrid working has exploded and its impact on how people are led and managed will be tremendous, both positively and negatively. Whereas some leaders have embraced the changes with open arms and have...

Care vaccinations | Mandatory care vaccinations come with rights risks

Coronavirus vaccinations are now mandatory for care home stuff in England and ministers are considering extending compulsory vaccination measure to all NHS staff.

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Diversity | ‘If you’re from an ethnic background, you are told to work twice as hard’, new equity report finds discrimination still rife in UK workforce

There remain fundamental issues of racism in the UK workforce, with Black employees worse off than those from a White, Asian or mixed ethnic background.

Coronavirus | COVID-19 unemployment: what support is needed to get people back to work?

Learning and development

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic many UK employers struggled to fill job vacancies due to a lack of workers with the right skills. The situation was exacerbated by Brexit, which saw many skilled...

Paternity leave | Ed Miliband calls for 12-week paternity leave

Employment law

Shadow business secretary, Ed Miliband says the current systems in place for parental leave encourages a ‘men at work, women at home’ culture.

Wellbeing | HR in post-COVID burnout

Wellbeing

The events of the coronavirus pandemic have left HR teams feeling in a worse position than before it first hit.

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Lancashire Police | How rethinking comms improved recruitment at Lancashire Police

Hayley Wallis, recruitment marketing lead at Lancashire Police, explains how flexible communications has helped drive recruitment.

Talent attraction | Outdated benefits costing businesses talent

Companies that ignore the needs of graduates are at risk of missing out on top young talent, as nine out of 10 graduates say benefits play a key role in attracting them to a role.