HR’s role in employee activism

“You can raise visibility… [but] you’re still going to get fired”. This was the conclusion of an employee activist we interviewed. Could this person be at your organisation?

Pandemic's low pay to have long-lasting effect on retail

UK supermarket workers have been most effected by low earnings since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to The Living Wage Foundation.

Coronavirus vaccinations causing conflict over employee privacy and safety

Over half (52%) of HR leaders have said they intend to track employees' coronavirus vaccinations according to a new report from Gartner.

Poor pay of Deliveroo drivers puts gig economy into question

Some workers at food delivery service Deliveroo are making as little as £2 an hour during a shift, according to an report by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

News

2020 shifted HR's priority from recruitment to wellbeing

In 2019, the top priority of HR leaders was cited as recruitment and retention, yet by the end of 2020 it shifted to employee health and wellbeing.

Consultation closed: What’s next for non-compete covenants?

To support the UK’s economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 the government has been looking to boost innovation across many sectors, from encouraging the diffusion of ideas, to creating the...

Comment

Increased use of AI could lead to widespread employee discrimination

Gaps in UK law over the use of AI at work could lead to widespread discrimination and unfair treatment at work.

Goldman Sachs 'inhuman' work hours shows need for HR

Employees at investment bank Goldman Sachs have spoken out over the working conditions they have experienced during their first year at the company, saying they were averaging 95-hour work weeks.

There will be no flexible working revolution without facing the hard questions on part-time work

Public attitudes towards part-time working are finally starting to change. More senior level part-time workers are getting visibility. So why aren’t things getting better for the UK’s 7.9 million...

Boris Johnson must address growing disability employment gap

Prime minister Boris Johnson has been urged to deliver a strategy to improve the employment prospects of disabled people in a new report by the CSJ Disability Commission.

Is compulsory mental health first aid training at work the right move?  

Yesterday (23 March) Dean Russell, MP for Watford, introduced a Parliamentary Bill to make mental health first-aid (MHFA) a compulsory part of every UK workplace's first-aid training.

How Hertfordshire County Council is prioritising D&I in its coronavirus recovery

Hertfordshire County Council has reinvigorated its D&I strategy to ensure its employees feel more valued during its coronavirus recovery.

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