Operational Efficiency

Employers could use agency staff during strikes following new consultation

Government has opened a consultation on repealing the ban on agencies supplying temporary staff during periods of industrial action.

What can managers learn from the downfall of WeWork?

WeWork became the poster child for a shared office industry riding two waves: excess capital and surging demand. The pandemic brought further disruption to the office model, with significantly more...

Train driver unfairly dismissed for tarantula prank

A train driver who left a tarantula skin in his female colleagues’ pigeonhole did not bully her and was unfairly dismissed, a tribunal has ruled.

Two thirds of employees leave job reviews on public websites

Over two thirds (69%) of employees write online reviews of former employers, with over half being of a negative nature, according to research from the CPL talent evolution group.

Holiday pay tribunal backlog in Northern Ireland will take decade to clear

Addressing the backlog of holiday pay claims in Northern Ireland could take more than a decade, the president of the Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal has warned.

Vacancies fall as pay growth cools

Vacancies in the UK have continued to fall while pay growth has slowed slightly, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Senior police officer wins £31,000 in sex discrimination tribunal

Emma Bond, who was the first female commander of Derry City and Strabane, has been awarded £31,000 in her sex discrimination case against the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

Pizza Hut workers sacked after reporting sexual harassment

Two Pizza Hut workers were dismissed after reporting sexual harassment and racist, misogynistic and transphobic behaviour by managers at two franchises in Neath, Port Talbot.

The 12 factors linking your productivity to GDP

Have you ever wondered how your hard work and contribution connect to GDP?

RSA employee unfairly dismissed for union activity

The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) has been ordered to pay nearly £7,000 to a former employee after it was found to have wrongly dismissed her for union activity.

Recruitment slows across Scotland

Research by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) suggests the post-Covid hiring boom has ended in Scotland, and that the decline in recruitment is likely to be reflected across the rest of the UK.

Government sets out employment law reforms

The UK government has announced it will ensure EU equality and discrimination laws are reinstated before they expire at the end of the year, but other EU laws deemed to be a “burden” will now be...