Employment law

Firms lack transparency over support for working parents

Only a small minority of the UK investment management firms are disclosing how they support working parents, and the support that is available has been described as “invisible”.

Coronavirus pandemic reduces unemployment stigma

Nearly half (47%) of HR professionals believe stigma surrounding unemployment has reduced since the coronavirus pandemic started, according to new research.

Advertising roles as flexible might not win over as many women as it did pre-COVID

A study for Zurich insurance suggested women are 20% more likely to apply for senior roles if the job offers flexible hours. The research - which was carried out by the Behavioural Insights Team, a...

How HR can tackle equal pay despite coronavirus set backs

Today marks the day when women in the UK effectively work for free for the rest of the year, as a result of the disparity in pay between men and women.

Gender pay gap decreases

A report from The Fawcett Society has reported that the mean gender pay gap for all employees, not just those working full-time, is 14.6% this year, down from 16.3% last year.

HR analytics and ethical trade-offs – the unconsidered narrative

In the last 15 years the use of data and analytics in HR has grown rapidly. CIPD research found in 2018, 75% of companies globally reported using HR analytics.

Business leaders must tackle racism at work, author Reni Eddo-Lodge urges

?Leaders need to be brave enough to fight back against racism in the workplace, according to journalist and author Reni Eddo-Lodge on day one of the CIPD’s annual conference.

Employers ignoring retiring workers due to coronavirus

Employers are not helping staff once they approach the age they can claim their pension, according to new research by financial planning and retirement savings business Punter Southall.

What HR should know about the limits of “spying” on employees

The headlines that the BBC’s director-general Tim Davie has introduced sweeping new guidance on staff’s use of social media and rules on presenters moonlighting for private companies, raise...

Government could risk leaving key workers behind over sick pay rules

Thousands of key workers could be at a disadvantage, should they fall ill or need to self-isolate, due to a lack of cover in the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) regulations, the Recruitment and Employment...

More stability in sight for employment, reports CIPD

Improvements to recruitment activity and a decrease in employers’ redundancy intentions have started to slow the pace of declining job prospects.

Extension of employee furlough scheme – what does it mean for businesses and what’s next?

The extension of the furlough scheme until the end of March 2021 provides businesses with a welcome degree of longer-term certainty regarding government support for employees; but how effectively will...

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