What to avoid in a HR Excellence Award entry

Writing your submission for the HR Excellence Awards can be tricky business when trying to get all the information in. Here are some of the most common mistakes to avoid that will help sharpen your...

Deadline for HR Excellence Awards 2022 quickly approaching

The deadline to enter the HR Excellence Awards is this week - finish off your entries now.

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Next's underpayment of staff risks tribunal action

High street retailer Next has apologised to staff after a payroll error left workers underpaid for five months.

Pandemic's rise in domestic abuse prompts policy change at RSA Insurance

RSA Insurance has introduced a new policy granting paid leave to employees dealing with issues of domestic abuse.

Could we really see new laws on temperature in the workplace?

Earlier this week, the GMB workers' union called for a legal limit on how hot it can be in a workplace, as the Met Office issued its red weather warning for extreme heat. 

Fit notes hit record high in 2021

The number of fit notes issued by GPs reached a record 10.3 million in 2021.

Proposed Neonatal Care Bill offers flexibility to working parents

The government's proposed Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill has undergone a second reading in parliament.

Employment tribunals – what does a win actually look like?

I listened with interest to a BBC Radio 4 programme hosted by Evan Davis on employment tribunals as part of the excellent series called The Bottom Line. For all those who are or may be involved in...

Top tips from the HR Excellence Awards judges

Want to know what the judges look for in a HR Excellence Award entry? Here are some top tips from 2021's panel.

CVs branded outdated by younger workers

Many young workers are finding CVs an obstacle to finding their dream job, with 43% saying they are an outdated recruitment model, according to research from software company Arctic Shores.

Unfairness driving away black employees

Black workers are more likely to experience unfair working conditions than their white counterparts, leading them to leave their jobs.

Brewdog's transparency dashboard - PR stunt or real change?

This week, the self-styled disruptor of the brewing industry, Brewdog, relaunched what it calls its transparency dashboard. Visible for all to see. The dashboard shows Brewdog’s progress on...