Employee benefits

The gap to a real Living Wage remains five years on

Five is an exciting age. At five you’re through your early development years, and as you head off to school those who brought you into the world have their sights set on what your future holds.

Caring for a disabled child while working: how HR can help

How many of the employees in your workforce are carers of a disabled child? No judgement if you are unaware - statistics and standard carer categories don’t often differentiate between unpaid carers...

How HR can support employees worrying about rent

HR is concerned employees do not feel they can come to them for support during challenging times, as new research has found adults in the UK are worried about keeping up rent payments.

How shared parental leave is failing women

Women’s stereotypical role as primary caregivers has been exacerbated by the pandemic, with new home-schooling responsibilities being reported as having fallen predominantly on women. Shared parental...

Scepticism over gender pay gap remains high among British public

Some members of the British public are still not convinced that the gender pay gap exists, with 18% of Brits saying the gap is an example of political correctness going too far.

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The gender pay gap  - not just a squeeze on pockets

To progress on equality, we need more pay transparency.

HR relieved as furlough extended to September 2021

The UK government has announced that the furlough scheme will be extended another five months until the end of September 2021.

Early Friday finishes are employees' most desired perk

The most popular employee benefit in the UK is to finish work early on a Friday, highlighting a potential quick win for HR.

Why it’s time to conduct an expense policy MOT

Just before the most recent lockdown, travelling to work was down 44% and many predict that when people do return to the office, it won’t be at anywhere near the same levels as before. As a result,...

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What HR wants Rishi Sunak to know before the Spring Budget

As chancellor Rishi Sunak prepares to announce his Budget plans tomorrow, HR magazine found out what HR wants from the government's financial plans.  

Restaurant chain Tomahawk Steakhouse “abusing” furlough scheme

A misuse of the furlough scheme by restaurant chain Tomahawk Steakhouse has angered workers unions and highlighted the importance of HR involvement when caring for staff.

Furlough numbers increase despite scheme's April deadline

Tighter and extended lockdown restrictions have meant the number of employees on furlough rose by 700,000 in January this year, despite the scheme's currently scheduled end on 30 April 2021.

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