Employment law

Chatbots - the HR tech to make you stand out

HR has often been a leader in tech adoption. This may come as a surprise as many have an antiquated image of HR - one that uses old, slow technology.

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...

Coronavirus pandemic saw 30,000 lose their jobs in hospitality last year

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a 163% rise in restaurant job losses in the UK in 2020 and will make for a challenging start to the year for HR.

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.

Can HR check employees' Settled Status post-Brexit?

Whatever the outcome of the apparently never-ending Brexit talks, employers potentially face headaches when recruiting over the coming months thanks to a lack of clear guidance on how EU citizens...

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...

Why now is not the time to scrap unconscious bias training

You may have seen in that Boris Johnson’s government has made the decision to terminate unconscious bias training for civil servants, with ministers claiming it doesn’t work and citing a report which...

HR must be aware of the complications of internal hiring to avoid redundancy

There has been a significant increase in UK companies hiring people internally since the pandemic started. In fact, according to LinkedIn, between April and August this year, internal hiring increased...

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).

The ins and outs of Garden Leave: what HR should know

The swift departures of Dominic Cummings and Lee Cain and speculation over whether they would actually be continuing work for the government until "mid-December" as was claimed, has left HR wondering...

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.

Antiracism taskforce launched to tackle COVID’s impact on BME workers

Workers from Black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds have had to self-isolate at a much higher rate than white workers, according to a new report from the TUC.

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