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Hours of the workday are being wasted on video calls

Employees have wasted an estimated 56 hours since lockdown in preparing for and getting back into work after video calls.

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Talent named top threat to post-pandemic business by CEOs

??Talent has been named the most significant threat to business growth since the emergence of COVID-19, yet CEOs are still more likely to spend on technology than they are on people.

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Gender pay gap a priority when accepting a new job

?The majority (65%) of female science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) students have said that they would consider a company’s gender pay gap report before accepting a job offer.

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Black Voices Report renews call for mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting

A third (33%) of black employees feel ethnicity will be a barrier to their next career move despite them arguing they are more driven than white employees.

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

Open-door policy is as much about leadership taking action as it is about company culture. Without a strong communication ethic within the organisation, any policy will fall flat.

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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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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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