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2020 shifted HR's priority from recruitment to wellbeing

In 2019, the top priority of HR leaders was cited as recruitment and retention, yet by the end of 2020 it shifted to employee health and wellbeing.

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Increased use of AI could lead to widespread employee discrimination

Gaps in UK law over the use of AI at work could lead to widespread discrimination and unfair treatment at work.

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Goldman Sachs 'inhuman' work hours shows need for HR

Employees at investment bank Goldman Sachs have spoken out over the working conditions they have experienced during their first year at the company, saying they were averaging 95-hour work weeks.

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Boris Johnson must address growing disability employment gap

Prime minister Boris Johnson has been urged to deliver a strategy to improve the employment prospects of disabled people in a new report by the CSJ Disability Commission.

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How Hertfordshire County Council is prioritising D&I in its coronavirus recovery

Hertfordshire County Council has reinvigorated its D&I strategy to ensure its employees feel more valued during its coronavirus recovery.

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COVID-19: one year on from the UK’s first lockdown and what has HR learnt?

Today (23 March) marks a year since the UK went into its first national lockdown following the outbreak of coronavirus. HR has stepped up to the plate proving its adaptability - but what has the...

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Supreme Court's decision on care workers' pay offers HR clarity

The Supreme Court has ruled UK care workers who have to sleep at their workplace during their shift are not entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for their whole shift.

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HR Lunchtime Debate adds new panellist

Angela O’Connor, founder and CEO of The HR Lounge, will join HR magazine's latest Lunchtime Debate on how to promote a sense of belonging in the workplace.

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Employers hindering chances to get coronavirus vaccine, TUC says

Less than half (45%) of UK companies are giving staff paid time off to get vaccinated against COVID-19, creating barriers to immunisation according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

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Pimlico Plumbers wins employment status tribunal

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has ruled to dismiss former engineer Gary Smith’s case against Pimlico Plumbers.

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How HR can support employees worrying about rent

HR is concerned employees do not feel they can come to them for support during challenging times, as new research has found adults in the UK are worried about keeping up rent payments.

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People skills needed for new hybrid workplaces

Being people-focused is now the most sought-after skill for hybrid jobs created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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