Employment law

Petty or not – ignore grievances at your peril

Employers have an obligation to investigate genuine disclosures of information or whistleblowing complaints, and a failure to do so could lead to dissension and unwelcome interference.

Managing employee changes as a company scales

Fast-growth scale-ups – and tech companies in particular – can often face challenges to their HR strategy if they’re not properly prepared.

Are quotas really the answer for DE&I? 

In the last 20 years, I have had the opportunity to experience first-hand the people agenda in organisations ranging from family-owned businesses to global franchises, and FTSE-listed companies with...

Admirable gig-worker proposals by Brussels lack reality

Those of us who work in the employment status world breathe a collective sigh whenever it is suggested that the solution to the employment status problem is implementing an easy test that everyone can...

How to ‘fuel the soul’ with moments that matter after the festive season

Making opportunities to share and appreciate are vital – more so in this season of sharing. So Uber for Business invited HR Most Influential thinker Perry Timms, to tell us how he makes those moment...

Insights

2022 employment law outlook

HR played a vital role over the last two years to help the workforce navigate the challenges of the pandemic. It looks as though there will be similar challenges to face in 2022, as well as a number...

Is it time to ditch Secret Santa?

Over a quarter (27%) of workers have admitted they think workplace Secret Santa is a waste of time and money.

Hot topic: employee ownership, part two

COVID-19 changed business priorities for many, but some saw it as an opportunity to change direction. Interest in employee ownership hit record highs during the pandemic, with 250 new employee-owned...

Features

Hot topic: employee ownership

COVID-19 changed business priorities for many, but some saw it as an opportunity to change direction. Interest in employee ownership hit record highs during the pandemic, with 250 new employee-owned...

Features

CEO fires 900 staff over Zoom: why failure to get redundancy right will have far-reaching implications

Letting somebody go is as much a part of the employee cycle as finding that person in the first place. It is for all intents and purposes inevitable, with jobs for life being a thing of the past.

12 months of 2021: March

It was another year of turbulence for people professionals. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

Government office found guilty of discrimination by unconscious bias

An employment tribunal last week ruled that black civil servant Sonia Warner was a victim of unconscious bias when an inquiry into her sex life was launched by the Foreign, Commonwealth and...

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