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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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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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Serving the community at waste management SME London Energy

Waste management SME London Energy is a business that prides itself on serving the community.

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Paused shielding advice puts vulnerable at risk of job loss

?Concerns remain about the countries’ most vulnerable people returning to work following the the end of government’s shielding advice.

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Businesses and ministers need more than redundancy pay law to protect employees

The UK government has brought in a new law to ensure employees under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) are given statutory redundancy pay based on their normal wage.

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Hot topic: Pandemic interventions for employers from the UK government, part two

?In early July, Rishi Sunak announced his plan for jobs which will provide financial support to the under-25s, one of the hardest-hit demographics of the pandemic. In the so-called 'mini-budget,' the...

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Employers warned of risk of ‘sleepwalking’ into a society lacking human connection

?According to the latest ONS data, 3.3 million people in the UK are often or always lonely. Due to lockdown and the social restrictions put in place due to coronavirus, this figure is expected to rise...

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Workers prefer Mondays and Fridays off to traditional two-day weekend

?Split days off and early starts have proved to be the most popular choices for a flexible working lifestyle according to new research.

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Hot topic: Pandemic interventions for employers from the UK government

In early July, Rishi Sunak announced his plan for jobs which will provide financial support to the under-25s, one of the hardest-hit demographics of the pandemic.

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