Employee benefits

Furloughed workers not seeking new roles

Although the furlough scheme is set to be phased out by the end of September, only 11% of workers still on furlough are urgently searching for a new job according to research from job site Indeed.

How is logistics retaining talent after its pandemic success?

2020 was a milestone year in many ways, not least because of the global pandemic, which turned everyday life on its head.

At the sharp end of the pandemic: Ali Mohammed interview

South East Coast Ambulance Service’s Ali Mohammed tells Jo Gallcher about the trials and tribulations of ensuring the service functioned during the pandemic, while protecting staff

Google's pay cuts for remote workers deemed 'unfair'

Google employees in the US who want to permanently work from home post-pandemic may have their salary reduced.

Pret a Manger staff strike over pandemic pay cuts made permanent

Sandwich chain Pret a Manger has announced its temporary pandemic pay cuts will be made permanent, with staff now preparing to strike.

Employers encouraged to 'get tough' on employees refusing to re-enter the workplace

Workers have ignored Rishi Sunak's call to go back to offices and are continuing to work from home despite the lifting of government advice on July 19.

Reducing wages for home workers could be unlawful following government pay dispute

Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has said civil servants will not be paid less if they continue working from home post-pandemic.

Flexible working causing divide between leaders and employees

The gap between employer and employee could widen post-pandemic as flexible working divides opinion in the workplace.

John Lewis one of nearly 200 companies to pay staff less than the minimum wage

The UK government has named and shamed companies 200 companies which have underpaid their workers, totalling £1.2 million to over 34,000 people.

Hospitality sector offering more employee benefits

Over 93,000 EU workers have left the UK’s hospitality sector in the last year, and now the industry is offering better pay and more flexibility to attract more staff.

Outlook inequality is holding back young talent

Businesses need young, diverse talent, but many struggle to find them. Not because young people don’t want the roles on offer, but because many discount themselves from opportunities before they’ve...

Millions of UK employees trapped in low paid and insecure work

The Living Wage Foundation (LWF) has found 12% of the UK population, around 3.7 million people, are in low paid and insecure work.

Employee benefits