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Public service: Government of Jersey HR lead Mark Grimley on building community

The remit for the HR lead at the Government of Jersey extends beyond the average day-to-day, but Mark Grimley’s power to deliver change is any HRD’s pipedream, finds Beau Jackson.

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Employees more optimistic of four-day week than employers

Nearly half (44%) of employees believe a four-day week will happen within the next five years compared to 37% of employers.

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Bad communication could be short-changing low-income staff

The lowest paid employees are the least likely to have access to a strong benefits package, despite being the group that could use them the most.

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How HR can pioneer equal pay

Gender pay gap reporting in the UK has been mandatory since 2017, but progress remains slow - how can HR professionals challenge the status quo to improve pay parity for all?

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Is the UK done with career break stigma?

Gaps on a CV can be for anything from travelling to raising children and are rarely an indication of how 'ready' someone is for work. But are employers finally ready to drop the stigma?

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FTSE 100 disappoints on Parker Review diversity goal

Eleven FTSE 100 companies have failed to meet the Parker Review’s goal to have at least one director from a minority ethnic background by December 2021.

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Will pay transparency solve the gender pay gap?

From April 2022 employers in New York City will be required to be fully transparent on the pay range applicants can expect when applying for a job, promotion or transfer. 

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Pandemic highlights North/South divide in mental health

More people in the south of England have said their mental health has worsened since the start of the pandemic (46%) than those in the North (39%), however Southerners are more likely to take time off...

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Are chief happiness officers a gimmick?

Law firm Clifford Chance made headlines last week when its co-head of tech Jonathan Kewley proposed the appointment of a chief happiness officer responsible for keeping staff’s spirits high.

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Ukraine conflict: how should HR engage with employees?

Amid concern over the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, HR can and should provide a steadying voice, according to experts.

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Workplace monitoring on the rise

More than a quarter of UK workers have said that monitoring and surveillance at work has increased since Covid.

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Reflecting on a dedication to serving others: Harbhajan Brar, Imperial College London

Imperial College London HRD Harbhajan Brar tells Beau Jackson how his 30 years in HR have been driven by a determination to build better, fairer, more successful organisations that represent...

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