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Diversity | Suspension on mandatory gender pay gap reporting worrying HR

Almost a third of HR managers (32%) say their organisation does not report their gender pay gap.

Flexible working | Employers need to change ‘outdated’ office-centric mentalities

Employers with an office-centric mentality must adapt and move away from outdated ways of working, says Alexia Cambon, research director at Gartner HR.

Employment law | Return to physical Right to Work checks delayed

The UK government has pushed back the reintroduction of physical Right to Work checks to 21 June 2021.

Health | Employers should take New Zealand’s lead by supporting employees after pregnancy loss

Supporting employees through life’s most momentous occasions – both the joyous and the sombre – signals to an organisation’s employees that their wellbeing and their ability to fully experience...

Skills | Queens’s speech: young women let down by lack of support

The introduction of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, announced in the Queen's Speech yesterday (11 May), has been broadly welcomed although there are concerns it will not do enough to protect young...

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Awards | New categories added to the HR Excellence Awards 2021

Two new categories have been added to the HR Excellence Awards, that this year will celebrate the magic of HR.

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Furlough | Furloughed workers apply for jobs they are overqualified for

Learning and development

The majority (79%) of UK employees on furlough say they are considering applying to jobs below their skill level.

Employment law | Right to work checks have been left too late, according to employment trade body

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The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has written to home secretary Priti Patel to highlight major concerns about the date set for the start of physical Right to Work checks.

Interview | Aegon's Siobhan Martin on pushing through the roadblocks

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Aegon HR chief Siobhan Martin’s commitment to helping others achieve all they can is driven by a desire to engage on a very human level and make the workplace a better place for everyone.

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Health | Employers to play important role in detecting cancer post-pandemic

Employers have a crucial role to play in tackling 50,000 undiagnosed cancer cases, according to health insurance provider Towergate Health & Protection.

Wellbeing | Insurance policies and EAPs for workplace mental health are outdated: it’s time to revamp our approach

Mental health in the workplace has, thankfully, risen higher up the agenda in recent years, with HR and business leaders recognising the positive impact happy employees have on the organisation....

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Hybrid working | UK businesses set to downsize or close offices completely

More than a quarter (26%) of UK businesses are set to either close, downsize or consolidate their offices in the coming months.

Apprenticeships | ‘Failed’ apprenticeship levy lost employers £2 billion

Employers have lost £2 billion over the last two years due to the failing apprenticeship levy, according to the CIPD.

Parent flexibility | Why now is the time to support working dads

A year of homeworking and school closures has transformed fatherhood. Perceived barriers to remote and flexible working have been obliterated.

Culture change | Mental health lessons from the pandemic must become part of workplace culture

It feels as though a dark cloud is lifting as the UK’s lockdown rules ease and we head towards summer.

HR Tech | How technology can be used to protect and enhance mental wellbeing

There is an ongoing debate about technology and its relationship with mental health, especially at work.