Millicent Machell

Long meetings impacting worker productivity

Over half (55%) of UK office workers said they waste too much time in meetings, while 81% are confident that shorter meetings would achieve the same outcomes.

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Most UK managers feel unable to offer adjustments for cancer

Under half (47%) of line managers said they would be able to offer support to colleagues with cancer with reasonable adjustments in their workplace, according to a new study exclusive to HR magazine.

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Real living wage increases to £12 in cost of living boost

The Living Wage Foundation’s 'real living wage' has risen to £12 an hour across the UK, a £1.10 increase.

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Remote jobs flooded with applicants as majority of recruiters struggle

A study found 305 workers apply to every remote job advert, while three quarters of employers struggle to fill vacancies, according to flexible working accreditation Flexa.

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Neurodiversity tribunals continue to rise

In 2022, 102 employment tribunals included claims of neurodiversity discrimination, according to employment law firm, Fox & Partners.

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Health secretary orders NHS to stop hiring DEI roles

Health Secretary Steve Barclay has ordered the NHS to stop recruiting for roles solely focused on diversity and inclusion.

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How flexible working transformed a care provider's retention strategy

While care homes struggle with an ongoing labour shortage, HR magazine reporter Millicent Machell found out how one care provider used flexible working to turn the tables on recruitment and retention.

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RAF officer wins victimisation tribunal after being sacked for complaints

An RAF officer who was dismissed after accusing 42 officers of "extreme bullying" has won a victimisation case against the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

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AI regulations: How can HR get ahead?

The next frontier in HR technology is AI regulation, according to John Rood, founder of compliance platform Proceptual.

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Male firefighters took ‘scenic route’ to ogle women, sex harassment tribunal hears

A female firefighter won her sex harassment case after her male colleagues regularly would take the ‘scenic route’ back to their station to ogle women.

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CIPD pensions charter calls for major reform

A new pension charter signed by the CIPD and the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) is calling for major reform including protecting the value of the state pension during the cost of...

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Transgender employee wins historic gender reassignment discrimination case

A council employee who is transgender won £25,000 in a gender reassignment discrimination tribunal after her employer took two years to change her name on its systems.

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