Time and attendance

Is some office time needed to equip the future workforce?

What do you miss out on when you don’t go to school, university, or the office? When schools shut down twice in 2020, it prompted much debate about the long-term impact on children of not having...

The four day week: getting productivity right

The four-day working week has once again fuelled public debate with more than 30 UK companies are to take part in a trial to reduce working hours, without impact productivity. But productivity is...

Coronavirus permanently damaged part-time worker's roles

Despite the widespread adoption of remote working, the pandemic has worsened part-time workers’ abilities to get the flexible arrangements they need.

Black Friday sales must not come at a price to employees

Black Friday represents one of the most hotly anticipated shopping opportunities of the year, for both retailers looking to boost sales and for consumers ready to bag a bargain. But this comes at a...

Work the most secure it has been in a decade, CIPD finds

Work has become more secure over the past decade despite the impact of the pandemic.

HR will need to create a balanced hybrid plan to make sure disabled employees don't miss out

HR has a once in a generation opportunity to redefine the way people work, according to Diane Lightfoot, CEO of Business Disability Forum (BDF).

Rethinking the employer/employee relationship post-furlough

Welcome back, strangers. Much has been made of the risk to employees from the ending of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). But in addition to potential redundancies, the end of furlough also...

Part-time work tops coronavirus tribunal complaints

Complaints relating to part-time working regulations have risen by 767% since the pandemic, topping the list of tribunal causes that have seen the steepest increase over the past 18 months.

Government confirms plans to improve flexible work and carers' rights

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed its intentions to give UK workers the right to request flexible working from day one of the their employment, as well as...

Labour pledges to reform sick pay and ban zero-hours contracts

Labour’s promise to extend and increase sick pay to all workers has been welcomed by unions and charities.

IPPR calls for four-day week trials across more sectors in Scotland

The majority (80%) of working-age people in Scotland, across both manual and desk-based jobs, have said they would support a four-day working week without any loss of pay.

One in 10 Scottish workers in unstable work

One in 10 employees in Scotland (over 200,000 people) have said their work does not give them a stable or predictable income.