Employee benefits

A stress risk assessment could transform the workplace

Stress is the scourge of the modern workplace, but if coronavirus has taught us anything it’s that necessity is still the mother of invention.

How can HR introduce more environmentally friendly benefits?

As the climate crisis continues, there is mounting pressure on companies to showcase a commitment to sustainability. But how can HR respond through less environmentally damaging benefits?

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HSE compliance in a post-pandemic world?

The HSE issues millions of pounds in fines to employers every year for failing to provide employees with the necessary health surveillance. This year it has not extended the deferral period for health...

Short notice on shifts leaves employees in the lurch

Almost two-fifths (37%) of UK workers are given their hours with less than a week’s notice, having a negative impacting on their work/life balance.

What a good relationship between HR and unions looks like

The relationship between unions and the internal HR team can be tense - so how can you make sure it works in employee's best interests? David Liddle offers some tips.

Bite-size rewards that keep your teams connected

Hybrid ways of working mean we also need to look at fresh new ways to stay connected and rewarded.

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Uber drivers are now employees – but is it a victory for workers’ rights?

The Uber decision has been hailed as a win for workers’ rights, but it won’t all be positive.  

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Government drive towards Master Trusts – what do HR teams need to know?

Does your defined contribution pension scheme offer value for money to its members? Or would their interests be better served by transferring into a Master Trust? This is the question HR and finance...

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Are we turning back the clock on workers’ rights in the UK?

Brexit, the pandemic, opportunistic employers and an, at best, lackadaisical government are all contributing to an erosion of employee rights which must be tackled.

Thousands of organisations opt out of gender pay gap reporting

The number of employers publishing their gender pay gap data has fallen in its thousands since 2018 according to new analysis from the CIPD.

Pay rises in an uncertain climate, part two

Is it practical for HR to support a shift to a higher minimum wage for employees during a recession?

Pay rises in an uncertain climate, part one

Is it practical for HR to support a shift to a higher minimum wage for employees during a recession?

Employee benefits