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Employees underestimating the importance of a pension

Nearly two thirds (81%) of Brits across all age groups may be underestimating how much of a pension they will need for retirement, according to new research.

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Fall in migrant workers could cause skills shortages

A sharp decrease in the inflow of migrant workers could lead to a skills shortage just as the economy begins to recover after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 has delayed diversity and inclusion in workplaces

Over a third of workers (34%) believe COVID-19 has delayed efforts to improve diversity, inclusion and belonging in their company.

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Hot topic: How HR can prepare for a Brexit job shock, part two

Since March, the spread of COVID-19 and resulting national lockdowns have led to significant job losses around the country. However, a no-deal Brexit could lead to even more.

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Employees are continuing to work when ill

Health secretary Matt Hancock has said that Britons should not be "soldiering on" by going to work when sick and making others ill.

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The spending review: what does it mean for HR?

In yesterday’s Spending Review chancellor Rishi Sunak told the House of Commons that the government will accept a recommendation from the Low Pay Commission to increase the National Living Wage (NLW)...

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Firms lack transparency over support for working parents

Only a small minority of the UK investment management firms are disclosing how they support working parents, and the support that is available has been described as “invisible”.

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Coronavirus pandemic reduces unemployment stigma

Nearly half (47%) of HR professionals believe stigma surrounding unemployment has reduced since the coronavirus pandemic started, according to new research.

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Hot topic: How HR can prepare for a Brexit job shock, part one

Since March, the spread of COVID-19 and resulting national lockdowns have led to significant job losses around the country. However, a no-deal Brexit could lead to even more.

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Night shift workers in need of better support

Co-op has launched a new manifesto in parliament calling upon retailers and policy makers to address the deteriorating physical and mental health of night shift workers.

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Internal hiring up 20% since COVID-19

Companies are increasingly looking inwards for talent since the outbreak of coronavirus, according to new data from LinkedIn.

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UK’s persistent digital skills gap poses risk to economic recovery

A majority (69%) of UK leaders have said they believe their organisation currently has a digital skills gap, and 70% expect one to develop over the next year.

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