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Demand for fully remote roles spikes

The demand for fully remote roles rose 18% in July this year compared to June.

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University leavers not "prepared for work" yet remain most preferred recruitment option by employers

Over half (57%) of employers still mainly look for degrees or post-graduate qualifications when recruiting staff, according to a new report from the CIPD.

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DHL Express CEO: “There’s no such thing as a support function"

John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express, speaks to HR magazine about the importance of cultivating a people-first culture.

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Uber ruling prompts new government guidance on workers' rights

Following the 2021 Supreme Court ruling that found Uber drivers are classed as workers under UK law, the government has launched new guidance on employment status.

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Hybrid work could mean employers are overlooking disabled staff

Disabled employees are concerned they will lose out on opportunities at work due to working remotely.

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Can you ask staff to keep working in a heatwave?

This week temperatures across the UK have soared into the thirties, creating concerns for employee health and safety and productivity. However, there is no maximum temperature for UK workplaces under...

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Employee relations to enter new era of instability

Following the news of strikes at the likes of Royal Mail, British Airways, Network Rail and Ryanair, around half (53%) of UK employers believe the country is entering a new, more unstable period of...

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Should socio-economic background be a protected characteristic?

Socio-economic background is not a protected characteristic under the Equality Act. This means if people face discrimination because of their class, or assumptions made about it, they do not have the...

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Four ways HR can be disruptive

This week HR professionals met at the Royal Institution in London for DisruptHR’s series of quickfire talks on innovation in the people profession.

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Listen now: How to create an outcomes-based culture

Digging deeper into the HR buzzword outcomes-based, this conversation with Philippa Bonay, director of people and business services at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), explores how to and...

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Gender pay gap stagnation signals lack of attention

PwC analysis of gender pay gap data released today has found that 43% of the 10,282 companies that disclosed their data this year reported an increase in their average pay gap, compared to 41% of the...

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Social mobility: The route less travelled in D&I, part two

Employers are getting to grips with social mobility as part of building a fairer workplace. Beau Jackson reports on the pitfalls HR needs to be aware of when taking its first steps.

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