Operational Efficiency

Cover story: Delivering the perfect reward package (Part 2)

The rules of reward have been ripped up over the last few crisis-hit years. Dan Cave finds out how HR leaders can reap the 'Covid dividend' to power a progressive reward strategy.

New migration rules will worsen labour shortages

Measures set by government designed to cut migration are likely to exacerbate labour shortages, particularly in the care and hospitality sectors, according to experts.

Cold homes lead to productivity losses

The majority (75%) of homeowners will keep their heating off despite saying that it will affect their productivity, according to a survey by builders’ merchant Jewson.

Half of employees have missed a bill payment due to inaccurate payroll

Nearly half (46%) of UK employees said they have missed a bill payment as a direct result of inaccurate payroll, according to payroll provider MHR.

Umbrella company guidance is lip service, say experts

The government has come under fire after publishing guidance on umbrella companies deemed inadequate by payroll experts.

Asos is right to drop DEI targets – but for all the wrong reasons

Asos has announced that bosses will no longer need to meet diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) targets in order to receive annual bonuses. Instead, bonuses will hinge on the fashion giant meeting...

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Does salary sacrifice hold the key to overcoming skills shortages?

It’s no secret that skills shortages continue to pose challenges for businesses.

Why we must ban online application forms

There are obvious societal evils: theft, racism, cruelty to animals, etc. These are plainly wicked and quite rightly against the law. Other less obvious evils just make life more miserable and...

Dyslexic employee wins tribunal after bosses mocked writing

A former charity employee who has dyslexia was discriminated against and unfairly dismissed, a tribunal has judged.

Birmingham City Council’s discriminatory pay practices are indicative of widespread problems

The fundamentally simple idea of paying women and men equally for doing equal work should be hard-wired into every employer; not just private companies, but also public bodies.

How to avoid a Christmas party crisis

Work Christmas parties can be a fun way to celebrate the holidays, or a recipe for disaster. How can HR make sure festive cheer doesn’t turn sour?

Menopausal bus driver loses disability claim

A bus driver’s menopausal symptoms did not qualify as a disability, and her claims of unfair constructive dismissal and discrimination were rejected by the tribunal.