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Brexit talks failings threaten already uncertain jobs market, say Lords

?UK trade negotiations with the EU are at risk of leaving those in the professional and business services sectors unprepared.

Prioritising staff wellbeing key to retaining talent

Putting staff wellbeing first is central to retaining and attracting employees as businesses emerge from disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report from Gallagher.

Handling redundancies with sensitivity

The latest unemployment figures revealed by the ONS are at a two-year high, sadly expected and unfortunately an indicator of harsher times to come. With the end of the furlough scheme looming, and...

What should HR know about mass redundancies?

The UK government has hinted it will be announcing the introduction of a traffic tiered system for local lockdowns, placing more pressure on businesses to balance the books.

Redundancy fears rise as UK faces end of furlough

Over half (54%) of UK employees are worried either they or someone in their household will lose their job when furlough comes to an end this month.

Beyond the pandemic awaits a big opportunity for HR

?Amid the current crisis there is emerging a once-in-a-generation opportunity for HR professionals to take centre stage.

Businesses fear loss of top HR professionals due to pay squeeze

Over four in five (86%) of businesses are worried about losing their top HR and office support talent due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic.

Mandatory gender pay gap reporting has ‘naming and shaming effect’ on driving equity

Employers are taking action to reduce their gender pay gap due to concerns of the ‘naming and shaming effect’ poor pay equity can have on their ability to attract the best talent.

Employees believe mental health conditions impede their careers

Almost a quarter (24%) of those with a mental health condition do not believe they have the same career progression as other colleagues.

Creating an inclusive culture at Thames Water

?The UK’s National Inclusion Week has seen over 3,000 participants promote inclusive practices both in and outside the workplace.

Back to life, back to (a new) reality: the workplace after furlough

As workers return from furlough and businesses begin to awake from enforced hibernation, HR will need to overcome some tricky challenges.

Efficiencies through technology: creating a new breed of manager

In today’s disruptive and challenging business environment, the role of the manager has rarely been so important.

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