Employment law changes: what to look out for in 2021

Employment law in the UK is ever evolving. In this article we capture the principal changes which have already, or will be, introduced in 2021.

2020’s best HR strategy from overseas: Doğuş Automotive

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Nine ways to achieve measurable DEI progress in 2021

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Older workers’ employability is an HRD responsibility, part two

While people are working longer and longer, there is a perception that older workers are less able to move between jobs than younger cohorts, and HR needs to address that, finds Silvia Dello Russo.

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Legalising ‘no jab, no job’ vaccine policy

Employers may be able to insist that new employees take the COVID-19 vaccine, however HR is concerned it will create a minefield of compliance and discrimination issues.

Easy steps for HR to create trans-inclusive workplaces

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Uber’s Supreme Court loss demonstrates the difficulties in defining employment

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Older workers’ employability is an HRD responsibility, part one

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BAME graduates still being hired at a slower rate

Progress on workplace inclusivity has been accused of little to no progress as BAME graduates are consistently applying for more jobs than their white counterparts.

2020’s best internal communications strategy: NatWest Group

The NatWest Group has been through seismic change over the last few years, completely re-engineering the business and redesigning its communication method in order to improve customer experience.

Uber loses Supreme Court battle resulting in drivers classed as workers

Uber drivers in the UK will now be entitled to the national minimum wage, holiday pay and rest breaks after being officially classed as workers rather than self-employed by the Supreme Court.

What should HR keep after the COVID crisis?

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