Operational Efficiency

Gender-critical teacher loses unfair dismissal claim in pronouns tribunal

A teacher has lost his employment tribunal claim that he was unfairly dismissed from New College Swindon for refusing to call a student by their preferred pronouns.

Should the UK introduce a digital nomad visa?

Italy's digital nomad visa opened to applicants last week.

Sexual harassment legislation: How can HR get ahead?

A new act is set to strengthen employers’ obligation to prevent sexual harassment of employees in the workplace.

Male teaching assistant wins sexual harassment tribunal after 'Speedos' comment

A female headteacher sexually harassed a male teaching assistant by repeatedly commenting on his “fit” body, an employment tribunal ruled.

Minister Hollinrake: changes to employment law April 2024

Speaking exclusively to HR magazine, Kevin Hollinrake MP, minister of state for business and trade, shared insight into the changes to employment law that came into force on 6 April 2024.

Recruitment declines while labour supply jumps

Recruitment continued to decline in March, a survey of 400 recruitment and employment consultancies by KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) showed today.

How should leaders communicate the new flexible working law to employees? 

Most (70%) employees are unaware of their right to request flexible work adjustments from day one. How can employers communicate this to employees in a clear, inclusive way?

Calling pregnant employee ‘emotional’ was discrimination, tribunal rules

Describing a pregnant employee 'emotional and tearful' is pregnancy discrimination, an employment tribunal ruled.

Employers sustain return to office push

Nearly all (98%) companies have continued to encourage employees to return to the office, research by Towergate Health & Protection found.

"Multinational companies need a cohesive approach to employee benefits"

In an era defined by interconnectedness and globalisation, multinational companies find themselves navigating increasingly diverse markets and cultural landscapes.

Features

Raising awareness of HIE

As an HR professional, I have supported many employees as they have navigated through difficult, childbirth-related situations that have understandably impacted their work.

Legal ease: The risks of using biometric technology in the workplace

Allowing employees access to buildings and data by scanning their hand, face or eyes can be seamless and secure. But HR must be aware of the legal and regulatory risks.