Dominic Bernard

Public sector is UK's most disability confident employer

The public sector is the most committed to the employment of disabled employees, new research has shown.

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Climate 'lip service' stalls progress and leaves employees flat

Many British businesses see climate policy merely as a branding exercise, rather than something fundamental to future growth, research suggests.

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HR can prepare future leaders for climate crunch point

A new report released today by the think tank Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) warned that the next generation of leaders – today’s 30-something millennials – may meet a climate ‘crunch...

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HR reluctant to cut sick pay for unvaccinated

Despite a recent increase in firms, including Ikea and Next, opting to cut their above-Statutory Sick Pay for unvaccinated employees, many HR professionals seem wary of potential discrimination.

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Millions of workers' trust eroded by pay errors

One in 10 UK workers, representing 300,000 workers in hospitality alone, don’t trust their employer to pay them the correct amount each month.

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Rise in CEOs linking pay to engagement and diversity targets

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are high on the C-suite agenda, and CEOs are increasingly tying their pay to values like engagement and diversity.

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Flexible working tribunal claims rise sharply

The number of employment tribunal decisions relating to flexible working have leapt by 52% in the past year.

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Social media is damaging young professionals' careers

Almost half (47%) of graduate and entry-level workers said their online presence has harmed their job prospects.

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Half of HRDs see retraining as solution to the skills gap

In the face of a shrinking talent pool and an ageing workforce, many employers are looking towards upskilling as a solution.

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Recruitment in the metaverse: will it become a (virtual) reality?

Since Facebook’s widely publicised rebranding to ‘Meta’, the metaverse virtual world has been garnering attention as the next step in the technological revolution.

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Chell v Tarmac: Court of Appeal denies vicarious liability for prank gone wrong

The Court of Appeal yesterday (12 January) upheld the High Court’s decision that building materials company Tarmac was not liable for injuries suffered by a member of staff as a result of an employee...

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Strikes return after pandemic reprieve

Recent high-profile industrial action, such as the Transport for London (TfL) Night Tube walk-out, have signalled the return of strike action after a general pause over the past two years as a result...

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