Millicent Machell

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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Disclosure barrier to employment lifted for thousands of ex-offenders

A change in the law will significantly reduce the time people with criminal convictions are legally required to declare them to potential employers after serving their sentence.

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Three ways to build a fertility policy

The IVF Network hosted an event yesterday (2nd November) in London to discuss what employers should consider when building a fertility treatment policy.

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Rise in data requests costing businesses millions

A rise in data subject access requests (DSARs) is costing businesses millions, according to research from HR and law group Loch Associates.

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Ryanair social media manager resigns over company culture

Michael Corcoran, who built Ryanair’s sarcastic social media brand, alleged that the airline has a toxic culture which led him to resign.

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Nepotism threatens youth career prospects

The majority (61%) of young people say it has become more difficult to get a job without a ‘way in’, while 54% feel anxious about being left behind by the job market, according to a study from KFC and...

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AI Summit needs to address ‘here and now’ threats, TUC says

Rishi Sunak has promised the AI Summit (1-2 November) at Bletchley Park will address future threats from AI, but workers' rights organisations have called the event a missed opportunity to face...

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Doctor loses tribunal after raising safety concerns

A consultant obstetrician who was dismissed after raising safety concerns has lost his claim of retaliatory victimisation.

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Apprenticeships have plummeted since levy introduced

Apprenticeship starts have fallen by 31% in England since the apprenticeship levy was introduced, according to the CIPD.

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A million more workers aged over 65 than in 2000

The number of over-65s in the workforce has risen by almost a million people since the turn of the millennium, according to new analysis from charity the Centre for Ageing Better.

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Employers pledge to stop asking salary history

Employers including the Samaritans, TripAdvisor and Women in Sport have pledged not to ask candidates about their salary history in order to help address the gender pay gap.

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