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Four-day week is affordable and could boost productivity, finds report

Reducing hours to a four-day work week could be offset by an increase in productivity.

Reward predictions for 2021

Last year I kicked off my 2020 Reward Predictions for HR magazine by questioning why compensation practices were not adapting at the same pace as our businesses were evolving.

Third lockdown pushes workplace inequalities to brink

As many non-essential businesses are facing further closures into mid-February, chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new £4.6 billion support package for employers including one-off top up grants of...

HR should offer furlough to working parents, TUC says

A last-minute decision by ministers to close some schools after the Christmas break has left many working parents without childcare.

12 months of 2020: October

In a year that has catapulted people professionals to the top of every agenda, our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2020.

Warehouse workers in need of better rights

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called on the government to bring forward its new employment bill which promises to protect and enhance workers’ rights after the UK leaves the European Union on 1...

Applying organisational diagnosis to design rewards for an international workforce, part 2

Patricia Inez Meiring, doctoral student in organisational psychology and risk with Middlesex University, explains the theory and practice of organisational diagnosis modelling

COVID-19 and sick pay: how should HR respond?

?The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the UK’s meagre approach to statutory sick pay (SSP). Even with a vaccine on the horizon, we will continue to need workers to stay home and isolate in order to...

CIPD calls for June furlough extension

CIPD chief executive Peter Cheese has written to chancellor Rishi Sunak to request a three month extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

Applying organisational diagnosis to design rewards for an international workforce, part 1

Patricia Inez Meiring, doctoral student in organisational psychology and risk with Middlesex University, explains the theory and practice of organisational diagnosis modelling

Black employees at Lloyds Bank are paid 20% less

Lloyds Bank has become the first major UK bank to disclose its ethnicity pay gap, revealing black employees are being paid nearly 20% less than their colleagues.

Ensuring festive cheer is the only thing that’s spread this year

Despite the challenges 2020 has brought, the government’s announcement of a five day ‘Christmas window’ has shaken things up again this festive season.

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