Employee benefits

Does your workplace need the right to disconnect?

One of the most common consequences of homeworking brought on by the pandemic has been the difficulty many are facing with creating a clear distinction between work and home life, which risks leading...

Flexible commuter tickets could support shift to greener travel

New train tickets for commuters who will be flexible working post-pandemic are now available and may even support a shift towards greener commuting.

More employers paying above the National Living Wage

According to Incomes Data Research’s (IDR) latest survey, employers have responded positively to April's minimum wage uprating and are taking action to improve employee pay.

Mandatory care vaccinations come with rights and risks

Coronavirus vaccinations are now mandatory for care home staff in England and ministers are considering extending compulsory vaccination measure to all NHS staff.

Outdated benefits costing businesses talent

Companies that ignore the needs of graduates are at risk of missing out on top young talent, as nine out of 10 graduates say benefits play a key role in attracting them to a role.

Lockdown easing delay adds pressure to HR

The four-week delay in easing of lockdown restrictions in England to 19 July will be bittersweet for employers.

What HR tech will you use to bring staff back safely?

Smart systems for maintaining commercial viability and worker wellbeing will be an integral part of the post-COVID workplace. From the May/June 2021 issue Rob Gray explores some of the options.

Pimlico Plumbers advert risks discrimination claims

London plumbing firm Pimlico Plumbers has launched its first advert for a job that lists vaccination against coronavirus as a requirement.

Redefining chief people officers post-pandemic

There has been a lot of discussion around how the pandemic has shaped the ‘new normal’ over the past year. In the workplace, many businesses had to quickly adapt to working from home, conducting...

Government launches workers’ rights watchdog

The UK government has set up a new body to tackle modern slavery, enforce minimum wage legislation and protect agency workers.

Long COVID: rethinking ill-health and the world of work 

One positive repercussion of the COVID pandemic may be an improvement in how we deal with illness at work more generally, but HR must lead the way, finds Jo Gallacher in this month's cover story.

Four-day working week would improve UK carbon footprint and employee mood

Not only do employees want a four-day work week, but a new report says its introduction would dramatically reduce the UK’s carbon footprint.

Employee benefits