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Sharpening employees’ tools on a tight budget

As firms weigh up the benefits of flexible working and employees decide whether to stay remote, there is one thing they both agree on: reskilling must be a priority, discovers Emma Greedy .

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More employers paying above the National Living Wage

According to Incomes Data Research’s (IDR) latest survey, employers have responded positively to April's minimum wage uprating and are taking action to improve employee pay.

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John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Dixons Carphone launch retail diversity initiative

Big UK retailers have founded Diversity in Retail (DiR) to drive equality across the consumer goods sector.

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Tips from 2020's People Focused CEO HR Excellence Award winner

Rick Willmott, winner of 2020’s People Focused CEO of the Year award at the HR Excellence Awards, is excited about what the post-pandemic has in store for him and his people.

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Backlash as BrewDog HR team responds to toxic work claims

BrewDog's people team has seemingly responded to Punks with Purpose's campaign alleging negative experiences of former employees, but the response has exacerbated the issues.

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What you missed from the CIPD Festival of Work

Professor Brian Cox, safeguarding the NHS, hybrid work tips and lessons learned from mistakes in the pandemic - here are some of the key takeaways we gleaned from this week's CIPD Festival of Work.

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Mandatory care vaccinations come with rights and risks

Coronavirus vaccinations are now mandatory for care home staff in England and ministers are considering extending compulsory vaccination measure to all NHS staff.

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Brexit five years on: European interest in UK jobs has plummeted

Five years on from the Brexit referendum new research by jobsite Indeed has found UK employees in the lowest paid jobs have been most negatively affected by the decision to leave the EU.

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Coronavirus presents historic shift to new era of HR

On the first day of the CIPD’s 2021 Festival of Work thought leaders discussed how 2020 hit the reset button for HR and leadership.

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Outdated benefits costing businesses talent

Companies that ignore the needs of graduates are at risk of missing out on top young talent, as nine out of 10 graduates say benefits play a key role in attracting them to a role.

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Forstater ruling pushes employers to define discrimination

Last week's ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) which backed Maya Forstater’s right to share her controversial transgender views on social media is likely to pose significant challenges for...

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Employees forced back to work despite government guidance, says TUC

Nearly one in 10 UK employees have been forced back to the workplace despite government guidance to continue remote working until restrictions are reviewed on 21 June.

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