Millicent Machell

Employees unaware of new day one right to request flexible working

Most (70%) of employees are not aware that they will have a right to request flexible working from their employer from day one of their job next year, according to the Advisory, Conciliation and...

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Vacancies fall as wage growth eases

Vacancies continued to fall as pay growth began to level out, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Half of UK employees work on days off

Over half (53%) of UK employees worked while on annual leave in the last year, according to a study from Forbes Advisor.

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Four insights into the skills-based future of talent management

As employers navigate a changing world of work, there has been an increasing focus on agility and creating an adaptable workforce. Putting skills rather than jobs at the centre of the labour market is...

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12 months of 2023: May

In May, the government opened an IR35 consultation, research revealed AI was being widely used for admin tasks and the amendments to the controversial strike bill were voted down.

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Geopolitical risk named fastest growing danger to businesses

Geopolitical threats now represent the fastest-growing risk to the security and resilience of businesses, according to a report from corporate security consultancy The Clarity Factory.

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12 months of 2023: April

As we reach the end of the year, our 12 days of Christmas countdown revisits the key events of each month.

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How to support employee mental health at Christmas

Those dealing with financial stress, grief and loneliness may require extra support during the festive season.

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Nationwide makes u-turn on work from anywhere policy

Nationwide Building Society, which publicly championed a ‘work from anywhere’ policy following the pandemic, has told staff they must work at the office at least two days a week.

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Spotify layoffs consequence of over-hiring epidemic, say experts

Spotify’s mass redundancies are the consequence of an over-hiring epidemic which became commonplace in the tech sector following covid, according to HR and technology experts.

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12 months of 2023: March

As we reach the end of the year, our 12 days of Christmas countdown revisits the key events of each month.

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Recruitment falls as candidates increase at fastest rate since 2020

Recruitment has decreased during November, according to a report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and professional services network KPMG.

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