Millicent Machell

12 Months of 2023: November

In November, new rules meant fewer ex-offenders will have to disclose convictions, Elon Musk declared that AI will make all jobs redundant and an inquiry found weapons at a union office in Brighton.

News

12 Months of 2023: October

In October, the Information Commissioner's Office published workplace monitoring guidance, the Supreme Court made a landmark ruling on holiday pay and the Real Living Wage increased.

News

Case study: reciprocal mentoring with Black leaders

Leaders at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) used reciprocal mentoring with Black leaders across Liverpool to drive understanding, education and inclusion. Millicent Machell finds out how.

Features

12 months of 2023: September

In September, MPs campaigned for more laws around AI, pension auto enrolment was extended and research found most low paid workers were using food banks.

News

Aviva boss vets white male senior recruits

Amanda Blanc, Aviva’s chief executive, told the Sexism in the City inquiry that she vets all senior white male recruits to improve diversity and prevent nepotism.

News

Tribunal claims returning to pre-pandemic levels

Tribunal claims are returning to pre-pandemic levels, with single claims received and disposed of decreasing by 1% and 3% respectively between July and September.

News

12 Months of 2023: August

In August, the World Health Organization published guidance on breastfeeding at work, Wilko went into administration and return to office mandates were found to be largely unsuccessful.

News

HR predictions for 2024

As a new year approaches, we asked people professionals what their top four predictions are for 2024.

News

Who should get annual leave over Christmas?

As many workers would like to take annual leave around the festive period, HR can get caught in the middle. But are workers legally entitled to time off and should they be paid extra if they do work?

News

12 Months of 2023: July

In July, Royal Mail settled industrial relations disputes, the government announced plans for more flexible paternity leave, a workplace bullying bill was proposed and McDonalds came under fire for...

News

Dear HR haters: A response to the Telegraph

On 11 December, The Telegraph published an article which asked if HR’s transformation from ‘corporate backwater’ to ‘a powerful force’ was largely responsible for the UK’s stubbornly low productivity...

News

12 Months of 2023: June

In June, second jobs were on the rise as employees felt the pinch, big firms payroll was hacked and a study revealed one in five fathers don’t take paternity leave.

News