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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...

Government extends furlough yet critics warn more job support needed

The UK government has confirmed it will extend the furlough scheme until April 2021 to provide more support for the nation’s jobs and businesses.

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).

12 months of 2020: April

In a year that has catapulted people professionals to the top of every agenda, our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2020.

Positive News: How businesses are keeping the wheels turning

HR up and down the UK is introducing new employees to the workplace and supporting those who have continued to work both physically and in remote locations. We highlight just a few of the many...

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Women hired at a slower rate than men during coronavirus

?Women have had a tougher time getting hired than men due to the impact COVID-19 has had on businesses.

Employers to face pressure over points-based immigration system

The UK’s new work visas, under the points-based immigration system, will put pressure on employers to respond quickly and make long-term decisions about their workforce sooner rather than later.

Technology supplement 2020

It can be hard for HR to trust new workplace technologies, yet as HR weathers one of its most challenging years on record we look at how technology can offer a helping hand. From robot assistants...

Graduates think nepotism trumps diversity in recruitment

UK students are concerned hiring decisions are based on nepotism and physical appearance rather than talent.

Fall in migrant workers could cause skills shortages

A sharp decrease in the inflow of migrant workers could lead to a skills shortage just as the economy begins to recover after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hot topic: How HR can prepare for a Brexit job shock, part two

Since March, the spread of COVID-19 and resulting national lockdowns have led to significant job losses around the country. However, a no-deal Brexit could lead to even more.

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