Jo Gallacher

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Employees need to know they're in safe hands

It’s been a year since I began remote working. First at the kitchen table, hunched over like Quasimodo’s long-lost sister, then with the addition of an extra keyboard and mouse because I was feeling...

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Ethnic minority representation on FTSE 100 Boards on track to meet Parker Review target

Ethnic minority representation on FTSE 100 boards has increased from 52 companies to 81 in the past year.

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Uber loses Supreme Court battle resulting in drivers classed as workers

Uber drivers in the UK will now be entitled to the national minimum wage, holiday pay and rest breaks after being officially classed as workers rather than self-employed by the Supreme Court.

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Is using umbrella terms such as BAME, LGBT+ and disabled hindering inclusion efforts?

Does HR’s way of categorising employees improve inclusivity or create further divides? Jo Gallacher asks in this issue’s cover story.

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Why Lockdown III is a box office flop

When it comes to film franchises, the third in the series is usually pretty weak.

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January's most read stories

?January was far from a quiet month for HR. We look back at some of the month’s most read stories just in case you missed them the first time around.

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Glassdoor announces Best Places to Work 2021 list

Job insights website Glassdoor has released its Best Places to Work 2021 list with tech companies fending off competition when it comes to employee engagement, flexibility and progress.

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Workers prepared to take pay cut for fully remote roles

Three quarters of UK office workers said they would take a pay cut to guarantee a fully remote role allowing them to work from anywhere.

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Just half of UK employees feel trusted at work

Despite trust in the workplace being fundamental to employee engagement, research by Catalyst found across Europe just 46% of employees in Europe feel they are ‘often’ or ‘always’ trusted by their...

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Could bots help to solve employee mental health problems?

Many businesses are turning to bots to encourage workers to be more communicative about issues and to help identify mental health problems, says Jo Gallacher

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Jacobs launches mental health check-in tool to boost employee engagement

Engineering firm Jacobs has launched a free mental health check-in tool One Million Lives to help employees and the wider community better understand their mental health.

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Lloyd's of London: bringing an old name up to date

As CHRO of a unique 334-year-old organisation at the heart of the UK’s financial establishment, Julia Tyson has much to do to reshape the insurance marketplace’s outlook for the 21st century, finds Jo...

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