Redundancy

Government travel advice u-turn could threaten jobs

The unexpected changes to the UK government's traffic light travel system have left the aviation and travel industry fearing further job losses.

Do digital co-workers bully and discriminate?

TUC research has concluded it’s more than likely - rather than a way of reducing discrimination and unconscious bias in the workplace, the use of ‘objective’ non-human artificial intelligence (AI) has...

SMEs worried about making it through the pandemic

A quarter (23%) of SMEs think it is unlikely they will be in business beyond the end of this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Long-term furlough will take its toll on employees

The announcement that the furlough scheme is being extended until September has drawn a mixed reaction from commentators. From those who are praising the chancellor for taking a brave but costly step...

What HR wants Rishi Sunak to know before the Spring Budget

As chancellor Rishi Sunak prepares to announce his Budget plans tomorrow, HR magazine found out what HR wants from the government's financial plans.  

UK government must be ‘more like Biden’ to save jobs

An economic boost four times as great as currently planned by government is needed to protect jobs and advance the UK economy, according to a new study.

How can HR ease the redundancy process?

Job cuts and furlough have overwhelmed organisations and continue to do so in 2021, with retail being one of the industries hardest hit by these challenges.

Fire and rehire tactics surge during COVID-19

Fire and rehire tactics are becoming more widespread during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has warned.

Coronavirus redundancies increase employment tribunals

The number of claims received by employment tribunals has jumped 27% in the last year to 42,392, according to employment law firm GQ Littler.

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 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).