Employee benefits

Shared parental leave: The situation in higher education institutions 

Research reveals that the lack of employer support is a major factor behind why uptake of shared parental leave (SPL) is so low within UK higher education institutions (HEI). It’s been six years since...

Most UK workers don't think they're paid enough

Only four in ten (41%) UK workers think they are paid what they are worth, according to new research.

Tech firms lead the way in UK's best work/life balance

Tech companies have dominated Glassdoor’s 2021 list for the highest rated UK companies for work/life balance.

Sustainability or value? Navigating the pensions maze

While many have a preference for trustee-based pension schemes, the cost of running an own-trust scheme has sky-rocketed in recent years, leading to the growth of master trusts, but they are not...

How employers can help the rise in psychosis referrals

There was a 75% rise in the number of people referred to mental health services for suspected psychosis between April 2019 and April 2021 according to new data from the NHS.

The four-day week – does it really work?

Our perspective on working routines has shifted over the last 18 months as the pandemic has brought unavoidable remote working. It’s forced many companies who were previously reluctant to employ...

Amazon: new legal challenge could cost firm £140 million

Law firm Leigh Day has launched a potentially £140 million compensation claim on behalf of Amazon drivers working as 'delivery service partners'.

First psychological health and safety standard awarded to UK business

The British Standards Institution has awarded its first certificate for psychological health and safety at work.

Would a minimum income guarantee create a fairer workplace? Part two

The Scottish government is considering plans to introduce a minimum income guarantee (MIG).

Would a minimum income guarantee create a fairer workplace? Part one

The Scottish government is considering plans to introduce a minimum income guarantee (MIG).

Gender pay gap figures skewed by furlough

Yesterday (5 October) was the deadline for UK businesses to submit 2021's gender pay gap reporting, however furlough is expected to have skewed this year's figures.

People are your best asset - treat them with respect

Over the course of this year, we have witnessed the country slowly go back to normal.

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