Dominic Bernard

Failure to attract workers puts key sectors at risk

Key sectors, including food production, construction, and health and social care, are under threat of collapse as British workers reject essential jobs.

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Ignorance causing employers to miss out on UK's disabled talent

Almost half (47%) of businesses think there are not enough candidates with disabilities to successfully maintain a diverse hiring policy, according to research released today (3 January) by disability...

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UK boardrooms could reach gender equality by 2027

Gender equality at the top of British business is increasing, but more work is needed to bring the UK into line with other European nations when it comes to CEO and board chair representation.

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COVID vaccine mandate u-turn spares NHS from staffing collapse

A mandatory COVID vaccination policy for NHS workers in England has been scrapped at the last minute.

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Young ethnic minorities continue to bear brunt of insecure work

Young people have swiftly returned to work since losing jobs in the pandemic, but many have had unequal opportunities when coming back to the workforce – or have fallen out of it altogether.

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Employee assistance programmes more popular than ever

The number of employees in the UK seeking aid from their employee assistance programmes (EAPs) leapt by nearly 350,000 in the past year.

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New Way to Work government policy unfit and unethical, experts warn

The Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) new jobs programme Way to Work has faced media backlash for its methods and many in the sector fear it will be counterproductive in the long term.

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Progress on gender and ethnicity pay gaps stalls

Little progress has been made on reducing gender and ethnicity pay gaps, but support for their publication is growing, according to new research.

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Free school meals recipients struggle to earn a living wage

Fewer than a quarter of people (23%) in England who used to receive free school meals were earning above the living wage by the age of 25.

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Financial education is now a necessity

Financial education has become a significant part of the wellbeing offering, as the UK sees a surge in the cost of living.

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Workers protest unhappiness in the workplace

Workers demonstrated in London yesterday (January 25) to protest widespread unhappiness in the UK workforce.

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What do employees want organisational culture to look like in 2022?

In yesterday’s (25 January) HR Lunchtime Debate HR experts discussed the shape of organisational culture for the year ahead.

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