Chancellor's UK Silicon Valley vision must get serious about skills

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt set out his vision of the UK as an innovation hub to rival Silicon Valley on Friday (27 January). Think tanks have warned, however, that more action will be needed to reach his...

Homeworking hits post-pandemic plateau

People who mainly work from home in the UK plateaued at around one in five people in the three months July-September 2022, according to data from CIPD economists Jonathan Boys and James Cockett.

How to get shadow payroll right 

The global mobility landscape has changed dramatically over the last four years. Following a period where technology-enabled remote working became the norm, everything looks very different for global...

‘Bleak’ outlook on workforce inactivity, House of Lords report finds

Tightness in the UK labour market is set to continue, according to a House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee report published today (20 December).

Green job adverts triple in 2022

The number of green jobs advertised in the UK nearly tripled in 2022, according to the latest PwC's Green Jobs Barometer.

Zurich UK introduces paid leave to help employees escape domestic abuse

Insurance company Zurich UK has introduced a new policy to support employees affected by domestic abuse.

How can managers beat productivity paranoia?

Billionaire entrepreneur James Dyson made headlines this week as he slammed the right to work from home as 'economically illiterate' - but he's not alone in his productivity paranoia as many managers...

SMEs to give employees extra time off in December

More than half a million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are looking to give their workers extra time off around Christmas, according to research from Barclays.

Workplace transformations are great opportunities but not without risk

New work models are reshaping how organisations approach risk. Done well, sustainable competitive advantage can be achieved.

Hospitality workers overpaying national insurance on tips

More than 1.2 million hospitality staff in the UK are paying too much national insurance on their tips, according to research from Iris Software Group.

What to do when the lights are off, but the employees are in

The pressure on gas supplies has sparked fears that there may be a need for scheduled blackouts across the UK when energy usage peaks this winter.

Time to tackle induction in hybrid workplaces

Induction and onboarding have been challenging during the successive lockdowns, with consequences for both new starters and organisations.