Operational Efficiency

Employee data breaches hit five-year high

Breaches of employee data increased by 41% in 2023, analysis by the law firm Nockolds found.

“Sluggish” labour market could stunt long-term growth

Employment decreased while real wage growth increased in the last quarter, the latest labour market data from the Office of National Statistics has shown.

Chip shop worker wins £8,000 in disability discrimination case

Former chip shop worker Oisín McKerr, who lives with autism, has been awarded an £8,000 settlement for a disability discrimination case, after the food outlet failed to inform him of his dismissal.

Why employees don't discuss financial concerns with employers

Nearly three quarters (74%) of people have not spoken to their employer about their financial concerns, a survey by financial wellbeing platform Wagestream found.

45% of candidates are ghosted by recruiters, research suggests

Just under half (45%) of job candidates have been ghosted after an initial conversation with a recruiter, a report from hiring platform Greenhouse has revealed.

Council appeals ruling over "bully-boy" email to strikers

Wiltshire Council is to appeal an employment tribunal ruling that an email sent by its CEO subjected workers to detriment.

Work socials need to be more inclusive of those who don't drink

While inclusivity in the workplace is high on the agenda, the fact that 34% of employees avoid work socials because alcohol will be present, suggests that more needs to be done to help those of us...

Decline in recruitment slows as candidate availability surges

Recruitment continued to fall in April but at a slower rate than in previous months, the latest report by KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has revealed.

Respectful recruitment moves us away from power dynamics

Recruitment can be a daunting process for all involved. Employers may struggle to find the perfect fit, while candidates face rounds of tests and interviews, often with uncertain outcomes. 

Employee benefits stunted by HR budget constraints

More than eight in 10 employers (81%) said that budget approval was a barrier to implementing changes to employee benefits in 2024/2025, a report has shown.

Who is on strike in May and June 2024?

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

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Workers and managers lack technology to collaborate

Nearly a third (28%) of UK and Irish employees lack the technology to collaborate with colleagues at work, the results of a poll commissioned by the printing and technology manufacturer Ricoh has...