Rees-Mogg slams diversity officers as "by the woke, for the woke"

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has criticised the diversity officers in the civil service, suggesting they have little impact on the workforce.

University leavers not "prepared for work" yet remain most preferred recruitment option by employers

Over half (57%) of employers still mainly look for degrees or post-graduate qualifications when recruiting staff, according to a new report from the CIPD.

UK launches new pension scheme to boost retirement options

The UK government has unveiled a new pension scheme to provide workers with more options for their retirement funds.

Cryptocurrency and the metaverse: the future of payroll?

The metaverse is set to change how we live and play, but how will it change how we work and how we are paid?

FTSE 100 net zero goal to become vital to talent attraction

With 82% of FTSE 100 companies now aiming to meet net zero carbon emissions by 2050, some experts say environmental credentials will set employers apart in candidates’ eyes.

Breastfeeding for working parents low on employers' support list

New parents are increasingly getting most of the support they need from employers, but support for breastfeeding is still low on the priority list.

Protected beliefs: what’s in and what’s out?

Like buses, cases on UK religious and philosophical beliefs tend to come in groups. You’ll have seen several of these in the news recently, and it’s not easy to decode what is and isn’t now protected....

HMRC anticipates billions underpaid in employment taxes

HMRC suspects large businesses have underpaid their Employers’ National Insurance contributions to the tune of £1.4 billion, according to law firm Pinsent Masons.

Reflection – the difference between leaders and managers

The APA Dictionary of Psychology defines reflection as the "examination, contemplation, and analysis of one’s thoughts, feelings, and actions". It is a creative process that enables people to get to...

Top challenges to creating culture in a remote and global workforce

Remote working has made it easier for companies to expand globally, but it comes with the challenge of maintaining a company culture across potentially many locations.

National Disability Strategy fails to have desired impact

The government's National Disability Strategy, which hit its first anniversary this week, has so far failed to positively impact the lives of disabled workers across the UK.

HR Excellence awards 2022: deadline extended

The deadline for the HR Excellence Awards 2022 has been extended to 12 August.

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