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UK workers become 'zombies' as morale slumps

Mass redundancies in the pandemic have had a huge impact on the effort employees are now willing to put into their work, leaving morale at an all time low.

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Rick Willmott wins people-focused CEO of the year

The winner of 2020 HR Excellence Award for people-focused CEO of the year is Rick Willmott, group chief executive at construction company Willmott Dixon.

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Talis’ Kelly Williams wins HRD of the year

Kelly Williams, HRD at plastic mouldings company Talis, has won the coveted HR director of year award at the HR Excellence Awards 2020.

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HR Excellence awards 2020: The winners

Yesterday (26 January) HR professionals attended the 2020 HR Excellence awards ceremony, virtually for the first time, to celebrate best practice in industry.

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Unemployment in industrial cities intensifies as coronavirus pandemic continues

The COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out a decade’s worth of progress in reducing unemployment in the UK’s industrial cities, according to a new report.

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Over 45s need more HR support to navigate reskilling

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a wave of career switching among workers over 45 year-olds in the UK, according to new research by Microsoft.

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Unilever’s living wage pledge could lift millions out of poverty

Last week, consumer goods company Unilever said that it will refuse to do business with any firm that does not pay at least a living wage or income to its employees by 2030.

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Fire and rehire tactics surge during COVID-19

Fire and rehire tactics are becoming more widespread during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has warned.

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Skills for Jobs could lead to more equal opportunities

The government has announced new upskilling reforms that may help HR pursue equal job opportunities for its employees.

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Pay rises and bonuses will be sparse for white-collar workers

Just five per cent of white-collar professionals have been told they will receive their January bonus, despite working all of 2020, putting pressure on HR teams to provide alternative bonus...

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Jobseekers face onslaught of rejections during the coronavirus pandemic

The average jobseeker unsuccessfully applied for 16 different roles over the past 12 months, according to a new BT survey.

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Coronavirus will intensify burnout unless employers intervene

A third winter lockdown and continued uncertainties due to the pandemic has placed employees more at risk of burnout than ever before.

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