Dominic Bernard

Parents struggling with childcare costs

One in eight (13%) British workers has had to opt for part-time hours to manage the cost of childcare.

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How employee experience could be failing your people

With resignations at the highest they’ve been in 20 years HR’s focus, now more than ever, is on retention. Central to this struggle is HR’s battle to build an employee experience that pleases...

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Nationality and Borders Bill leaves foreign born citizens open to discrimination

The Nationality & Borders Bill, awaiting its second reading in the House of Lords, will leave foreign-born British people open to discrimination, according to campaigners, making it harder for ethnic...

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Is grandparental leave the next big employee perk?

Saga, the travel and insurance company for over-50s, made headlines as the first major UK employer to introduce grandparental leave and it could be a sign of how employee benefits will change over the...

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Unlocking hidden potential in your workforce

The pandemic has forced many of us to think about our priorities – what we want to gain from life, and how. HR must now help employees rediscover their potential and reinvigorate their careers, or...

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Omicron variant: how can businesses weather the storm?

Cases of COVID in the UK have leapt by 65,000 in past week as concerns over the Omicron variant grow.

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Managers should encourage exercise breaks at work, researchers say

Managers should encourage desk workers to be more active by planning two minute exercise breaks into the work day, University of Essex researchers have found.

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Does 'naming and shaming' employers work?

Over 200 employers were named and shamed by the government last week (December 9) for failing to pay staff the national minimum wage.

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Low earners prefer working from home, but suffer financially for it

Research has indicated for the first time that low-paid workers benefit overwhelmingly from working at home, yet companies could do more to support them.

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Watch on demand: HR trends for 2022 and beyond

Panelists on Tuesday’s (7 December) HR Lunchtime Debate discussed the trends they expect to dominate HR’s agenda in 2022.

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Young workers would take a pay cut for better employee experience

Nearly half (48%) of Generation Z employees (ages 18-24) said they would switch jobs for a better employee experience, even if it meant taking a pay cut. A similar proportion (44%) of millennials...

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Employees missed out on benefits during coronavirus pandemic due to 'perception gap'

Despite a majority of companies (69%) increasing their spending on benefits during the pandemic, nearly half (45%) of employees felt they hadn’t received the support they needed from their...

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