Millicent Machell

Vacancies fall as pay growth cools

Vacancies in the UK have continued to fall while pay growth has slowed slightly, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Social mobility initiatives fall by 23%

Recruitment of candidates from lower socio-economic backgrounds (LSEBs) fell from 75% in 2022 to 52% in 2023, according to research from social mobility charity Making The Leap.

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Senior police officer wins £31,000 in sex discrimination tribunal

Emma Bond, who was the first female commander of Derry City and Strabane, has been awarded £31,000 in her sex discrimination case against the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

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Disabled people will work the rest of the year for free

Disabled people effectively work for free for the last 47 days of the year and stop getting paid today (14 November), according to new analysis by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

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Pizza Hut workers sacked after reporting sexual harassment

Two Pizza Hut workers were dismissed after reporting sexual harassment and racist, misogynistic and transphobic behaviour by managers at two franchises in Neath, Port Talbot.

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Labour shortage persists as employers turn to AI

The CIPD’s labour market outlook found 41% of employers are struggling to fill vacancies, with 24% planning to use automation to address them.

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Asking if AI is smarter than us is the wrong approach

Daniel Susskind, economist and author of A World Without Work, said AI is not able to be creative, empathetic, or use gut feeling, but it can make better judgement calls than humans.

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Being told to ‘grow up’ not ageist, tribunal rules

A casino waitress who was told to ‘grow up’ following an argument and was referred to as ‘the black girl’ has lost her age and race discrimination claims.

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Employers encouraged to change Secret Santa due to cost of living crisis

Employees will spend £167 million on workplace Secret Santa gifts this year, but £60 million of this will be wasted on unwanted items, according to finance network UK Money Bloggers and review website...

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New guidance calls for fairer workplace monitoring

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released new guidance on workplace monitoring after research found 70% would find it intrusive to be monitored by an employer.

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Assistance animals: what HR needs to know

New guidance on how to support disabled employees who need to bring animals to work has been released by disability inclusion organisation the Business Disability Forum (BDF).

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AI will end all jobs, Elon Musk says

Speaking at Bletchley Park AI summit last week (2 November) technology billionaire Elon Musk said no one will have to work once AI is fully developed.

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