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Does the UK need a more positive approach to open door policies?

In the UK, prime minister Boris Johnson’s leadership has been strongly scrutinised by the press with critics accusing him of mixed messaging and omission of key data sets.

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AI in the workplace is a diversity issue HR needs to take control of

HR needs to have a seat at the table when it comes to employers’ use of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, according to senior associate at Fieldfisher David Lorimer.

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UK tech workers believe location should be unrelated to pay

Almost half (49%) of UK workers at tech SMEs said they believe pay and benefits should be based on ability rather than location, and more would like further remote opportunities according to a poll...

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Employers consider next steps as UK enters recession

Employers are now bracing themselves for the true scale of redundancy and a turbulent job market following the news that the UK has officially entered into a recession fuelled by the coronavirus...

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A critical mission in a time of crisis at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

With its researchers actively involved in advising the government on its handling of the pandemic, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has scarcely been out of the news in 2020

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Majority of BAME Britons say pandemic is exposing great social inequality in the UK

?Sixty-one per cent of British people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) communities have said that COVID-19 is exposing great inequality in British society, adding to a broader discourse...

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Pandemic forces early retirement in over 50s

An estimated 198,000 workers over the age of 50 dropped out of the workforce entirely between March and May this year, suggesting that economic pressure on employers is forcing many into an early...

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Furlough scheme masks true scale of UK unemployment rate

?The number of employees on UK payrolls in July 2020 was down an estimated 730,000 compared to March, according to the ONS labour market overview for August 2020.

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HR which maintains trust with employees more likely to succeed in pandemic recession

Companies with comprehensive human resource management (HRM) practices and union relationships are more likely to survive a deep recession, say researchers.

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How SMEs are recovering from coronavirus

Regular training, a long-term vision and openness to innovation have been found to be three of the most important factors in top performing UK SMEs, presenting others with the opportunity to reinforce...

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FTSE 100 companies fail to address executive pay disparity despite pandemic cuts

The CIPD and the High Pay Centre have called for the reformation of FTSE 100 remuneration committees (RemCos) following the results of their latest executive pay report.

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Slow career progression will have compounding effect on post-pandemic job market

The speed of job progression for young employees has gradually been slowing since the 1950s.

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