Divorce policies: does your workplace need them?

In January, businesses including Tesco, PwC and Unilever partnered with the Positive Parenting Alliance (PPA) to promote support for colleagues going through divorce. But six months on, is it time for...

Real wages rise for first time in 18 months

A sharp drop in the rate of inflation has given UK workers their first real-terms pay rise in 18 months.

Abortion suggested to one in 61 pregnant women by bosses

New research has found one in 61 pregnant women said their boss had suggested they terminate their pregnancy, according to charity Pregnant Then Screwed (PTS).

How to avoid financial wellbeing washing

In the current economic climate of soaring inflation and low purchasing power, it’s no surprise that many workers are struggling with money and require financial wellbeing support from their employers...

Could term-time working be a positive solution for both employers and parents?

It is that time of year again when children are eagerly awaiting the long summer break from school and many working parents are faced with the nightmare of both trying to find suitable holiday...

Closing the gender pay gap will empower women and deliver economic growth

If we want to be a high-growth country, we might start by tackling a problem which is as old as capitalism itself: the gender pay gap.

UK's new working time plans risk employee exploitation, says TUC

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has today (13 July) warned that ministers’ plans to loosen rules on how working time is recorded would help rogue employers cheat workers out of pay.

Royal Mail settles dispute after 14 months of strikes

Royal Mail workers, represented by the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have accepted a deal that will end a 14 month dispute over pay and conditions.

People sustainability: the six key pillars to success

There is a lot more to creating a sustainable business than just using recycled paper. In fact, to really work it requires a substantial refocusing on your people, your suppliers and the wider...

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Currys paid gender reassignment benefit celebrated by inclusion experts

Currys’ offer of paid gender reassignment leave, announced alongside a broader set of diversity and inclusion policies, is a great move say inclusion and HR experts.

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More young black, Bangladeshi and Pakistani women join top jobs, but pay gap remains

The number of young (16-25) black, Bangladeshi and Pakistani (BBP) women in the three highest paying occupations more than doubled over the past decade to 14% of the workforce.

Argos, Buzz Bingo and Chanel among fines for minimum wage violations

Well known retailers were named and shamed by the government list of employers who were fined for minimum wage breaches between 2017 and 2019.