Pregnant worker wins unfair dismissal tribunal

A spa employee has been awarded a settlement by her former employer after a tribunal found she was unfairly dismissed for being pregnant.

Is your hybrid work model working for you?

Many organisations have adopted a hybrid model of working – but how do you measure its success?

HR Excellence Awards FAQs

This week is your last chance to enter the 2022 HR Excellence Awards. Still some questions? Here's some common answers to help.

Abortion support policy introduced by Ladbible

Media company Ladbible has introduced a new abortion policy to staff globally which includes offering up to 10 days paid leave for an abortion procedure.

MPs detail steps to fight in-work poverty

MPs have set out recommendations to tackle in-work poverty in a new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty report.

Why micro-upskilling will help HR teams improve talent retention

The need to invest in people and expand employee skillsets isn’t anything new or unexpected. Yet many organisations still lack a genuine learning culture where continuous, structured upskilling is a...

Harper Trust vs Brazel rule could impact holiday pay practices

The UK Supreme Court ruling of Harper Trust vs Brazel could have a major effect on the way holiday pay is calculated by employers across the country.

Strikes and industrial unrest: FAQs

It is being widely reported that various parts of the UK economy face the threat of industrial action over the remaining months of 2022.  In the last 20 years, it was 2011 that saw the largest number...

Muslim workers in the UK face pension gap of £11.5 billion

Muslim employees face a pension gap of up to £11.5 billion, according to research from pension firm Penfold.

Pay rises peak in cost of living crisis

The median basic pay increase in the three months to the end of June 2022 has remained at 4% for the third consecutive quarter, suggesting pay rises in the UK may have reached their peak.

Millions more women in work than a decade ago

There are two million more women in employment in the UK than there were in 2010, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

As the world of work evolves, HR should too

The basics of people leadership are never going to change. But, the way our employees work and succeed will continue to change, so we need to be adaptable.