Operational Efficiency

Forced return to work carries legal risks

Leaders who are considering mandating a full-time return to the office, inspired by Dell's move in the US, need to carefully navigate the legal risks.

The new frontier of employee engagement: Personalised benefits

Are benefits important to workers? The answer is a resounding yes.

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How to communicate with a team in times of rapid change

How should HR leaders communicate with employees who are experiencing change fatigue?

54% of employees were not consulted about benefits, survey finds

Over half (54%) of employees have rarely, if ever, been consulted about benefits schemes that directly impact their work-life satisfaction, a report form benefits provider Boostworks has found.

Hot topic: Should whistleblowers be paid?

Whistleblowing reports are on the rise, and employers are being called out, both for substandard disclosure channels and for not taking concerns seriously.

Who is on strike in March and April 2024?

Find out who is striking, why, and what services will be affected in our round-up.

Quarter of mothers do extra work to cover childcare cost, survey finds

A quarter of mothers with children under the age of five have taken on extra work to cover the increased cost of childcare, a survey by Indeed Flex has found.

P&O Ferries paid some workers £4.87 an hour through agency loophole

P&O Ferries has paid some seafaring workers less than half minimum wage, according to a report from The Guardian.

IR35 legislation change will help HR hire much-needed talent

Thanks to a legislative fix to the UK’s off-payroll working rules (IR35), HR can take a less risk-averse approach, and return to using freelancers.

HRDs to be paid £49,400 minimum, under new immigration rules

The Home Office has published more detail about changes to immigration rules that will raise the salary threshold for skilled workers to enter the UK from April 2024.

Employee unfairly dismissed for reporting sheesha den, tribunal finds

A former charity employee was unfairly dismissed for reporting smoking in the office, an employment tribunal found earlier this month.

Manchester United sued over HR data breach

Manchester United Football Club is reportedly being sued for up to £100,000 due to a data breach where confidential employee details were exposed.