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New Acas guidance promises to help make fire and rehire a last resort

Workplace expert Acas has published new guidance encouraging employers to explore all options before resorting to fire and rehire tactics when changing employee contracts.

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Refugee women half as likely to find employment than women born in UK

Bias could be blocking refugee women from jobs as a new report reveals they have been employed at half the rate (35%) of those born in the UK (71%).

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Sexual harassment on the rise as remote work blurs social boundaries

Law firm Royds Withy King has warned of an uptick in sexual harassment at work due to more hybrid working.

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Pandemic has hit disabled workers' finances hard, warns TUC

A new poll from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has found that two in five (40%) disabled workers in the UK have been pushed into financial hardship by the pandemic.

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UK's largest occupations driving gender pay gap

Eight in 10 (83%) of the UK’s most popular jobs, including those in retail, care and admin, have a gender pay gap in favour of men.

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Caitlin Moran: Equality is not a luxury

As HR knowns equality is a necessity, it can be frustrating for them trying to bring the workplace along with them. Caitlin Moran’s closing keynote at this year’s CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition...

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What you may have missed from day two at CIPD ACE 2021

The HR magazine team headed to Manchester for the CIPD’s annual conference this week. The hybrid event, which allowed delegates to tune in virtually or attend in person, featured plenty of...

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What you may have missed from day one at CIPD ACE 2021

The HR magazine team headed to Manchester for the CIPD’s annual conference this week. 

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HR will need to create a balanced hybrid plan to make sure disabled employees don't miss out

HR has a once in a generation opportunity to redefine the way people work, according to Diane Lightfoot, CEO of Business Disability Forum (BDF).

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Supreme Court confirms employers’ right to change contracts if negotiation fails

The 27 October ruling of Kostal UK vs Dunkley has cleared up details of an employers’ rights when it comes to collective bargaining with trade unions.

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UK workers believe AI offers better career support than people

Nearly three-quarters (71%) of UK workers said AI or 'robots' give them better support for their careers than people do, as they feel unheard by their employers.

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Most HR professionals fulfilled by their careers

The majority (79%) of UK HR professionals have said that their career progression expectations have either been met or exceeded, rising by 6% since 2020.

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