Compliance

Coronavirus has progressed companies' ethical thinking

The coronavirus pandemic has been the ultimate stress test for ethical culture within businesses, according to the annual LRN report.

Retail staff abused for implementing COVID-19 safety measures

A new study has found two thirds (64%) of shop workers are frightened to implement COVID-19 safety measures due to the threat of abuse from customers.

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.

Employers hindering chances to get coronavirus vaccine, TUC says

Less than half (45%) of UK companies are giving staff paid time off to get vaccinated against COVID-19, creating barriers to immunisation according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

UK workforce divided over coronavirus vaccinations

Over half (56%) of UK employees think workers should be required to take the COVID-19 vaccine before being allowed back to the workplace, according to a Glassdoor survey.

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.

Coronavirus pandemic has been an exercise in risk management

Coronavirus has provided businesses with the opportunity to carry out risk management processes in real time, according to Dan Peyton, partner at law firm McGuire Woods LLP.

Leading by example

'Lead by example' is one of those oft-touted, but much less often enacted phrases used in management. HR, legal, and compliance professionals spend a lot of time crafting policies which set the rules...

The UK government should be doing more to help the self-employed during the Coronavirus pandemic

Many countries have taken exceptional measures to support the self-employed during the coronavirus crisis but it is hard to identify any providing as much support as the UK.

HR’s view on the 2020 Budget

HR magazine spoke to professionals in the sector to gauge the reaction to the UK’s new financial plans

Revised IR35 making contractors look for permanent roles

Due to the UK government’s upcoming revised tax rules, 19% of contractors have said they are looking for permanent roles

Poor working practices revealed at Nando’s

Staff at restaurant chain Nando’s have claimed they are forced to clock out early but don’t get paid for working overtime cleaning