Sarah Ronan

UK employees fear losing their jobs due to EDI programmes

Almost a third (31%) of UK employees fear they will lose their job if their organisation becomes more diverse and inclusive, according to new research by Dynata.

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Are blanket flexible working laws the right thing for UK businesses?

A government move to introduce a day-one right to request flexible working has received a mixed response from campaigners and employers. 

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Complexity not a barrier to ethnicity pay gap reporting, say MPs

Government is "juggling" complex issues as it explores the viability of mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting, MPs heard yesterday.

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Employers failing to use data for future workforce planning

Less than half (46%) of employers use data to identify skills gaps in their organisation, according to a new report by the CIPD and Omni.

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Labour pledges to reform sick pay and ban zero-hours contracts

Labour’s promise to extend and increase sick pay to all workers has been welcomed by unions and charities.

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Employees more tolerant about religion than general public

Employees are more likely to show tolerance and understanding of religious beliefs than the general population, according to new research.

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Stay interviews: how to prevent internal talent from flying the coop

Reports of restless and disgruntled employees are soaring, and traditional retention tactics are not cutting it. The trusty exit interview is too little too late; surveys lack the rich detail needed...

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Is an out of hours ban a step back in time?

While digital technology has been a godsend for many during the pandemic, Sarah Ronan looks at whether an out-of-hours work ban could be a step backward for flexible working

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Kickstart scheme six months on

We are now six months into the government’s Kickstart Scheme, so what has been the impact so far? And what is its future promise?

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Can we escape the single parent trap?

It’s sometimes said that being a single mother may be twice the work and twice the stress, but it’s also twice the love. The economic and somewhat less saccharine version of that might be that it is...

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Assessing the apprenticeship levy three years on

This year marks the third anniversary of the government’s apprenticeship reforms, and with each passing year, we’ve seen the commentary on it evolve.

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Is HR a hypocrite when it comes to D&I?

With CIPD data showing the HR profession is overwhelmingly female, white and straight, is HR itself walking the talk on diversity and inclusion?

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