Operational Efficiency

Worker who bumped into boss on holiday wins tribunal

A worker who bumped into his boss while on holiday in Portugal has won his unfair dismissal tribunal.

Employee mental health: an international problem with a local solution

Supporting mental health is generally understood in the UK to be a key element in employee health and wellbeing. However, attitudes towards mental health differ around the world.

IHRE24 London is back in February at the Excel, London

Exhibition organisers VAB Events is delighted to present the tenth in-person edition of In-House Recruitment Expo (IRHE24) in London. 

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Will I get paid extra for the leap year?

Employers should ensure their payroll remains compliant during the leap year.

Employees claimed £250 million in unpaid wages and redundancy pay in past year

The amounts paid out by the government for unpaid wages and redundancy pay has surged to £250 million in the past year as company insolvencies hit their highest level in two decades.

IR35 backlash continues as Spring Budget nears

Half (49%) of contractors said IR35 is the main reason for poor business performance in 2023, according to flexible worker insurer Qdos.

Earned Wage Access could calm money worries, CIPP says

As the cost of living crisis continues, the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) is calling for employers to use Earned Wage Access (EWA) payroll to ease financial pressure on...

Burnout affects a fifth of UK employees as long-term sick hits record high

Research from Mental Health UK found that 20% of workers needed to take time off work due to stress in the past year as long-term sickness absence reaches a record high.

What does HR want from the next election?

A general election is expected to be called in the second half of 2024.

Millions fall further below poverty line

Nearly two thirds (64%) of adults in poverty lived in working households from 2021 to 2022, an increase of 3% from the previous year, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

Is January the best time to recruit?

January is that sweet spot where the contemplative reflections of extraordinary talent are converted into new year’s resolutions, while corporate recruiting teams, armed with refreshed budgets, look...

Who is on strike in January and February 2024?

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