Dominic Bernard

SMEs should focus on culture to retain staff

Small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) should play to their strengths when it comes to retention, and focus on building a culture of recognition, according to research.

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Government supports pay transparency and STEM returners

UK minister for women, Deborah Stedman-Scott, has today announced two new initiatives to help improve women’s equality in the workplace: a pledge to advocate for pay transparency in job adverts, and...

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No future for location pay, but employers reluctant to drop it

In such a competitive talent market, employers have been reluctant to remove location allowances, for example London weighting, from their reward packages. With more and more employees working...

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Over half of UK employees have felt excluded at work

According to research, over half (56%) of UK employees have felt personally excluded in their current workplace, representing a dangerous drain on productivity and a moral issue for HR.

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UK employers lag behind on sexual harassment policy

Five years after the #MeToo movement, this is the first year that more companies globally have published an anti-sexual harassment policy (53%) than not (47%) – but the UK is behind the curve.

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Rehiring vaccine mandate losses: what should HR know?

Mandatory vaccination for health and social care workers will end early on 15 March Sajid Javid has announced. So what happens to those workers that have already left?

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Ukraine conflict: how should HR engage with employees?

Amid concern over the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, HR can and should provide a steadying voice, according to experts.

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CV-based hiring a barrier to women's recruitment

Women with the skills to make it to the top are being kept from realising their potential by CV-based hiring processes.

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Four-day week needs careful planning to succeed

Nine in 10 UK employees reportedly support a four-day week, yet experts warn that HR needs to take a measured approach to reap its benefits.

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week: How can employers help?

There are around 1.25 million people in the UK with eating disorders, and the isolation of the pandemic has made things significantly harder for many, according to charity Beat Eating Disorders...

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Should HR professionals go remote-only?

Interest in remote HR jobs has shot up over the past two years. But can the people function work as effectively outside the office?

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