The new frontier of employee engagement: Personalised benefits

Are benefits important to workers? The answer is a resounding yes.

54% of employees were not consulted about benefits, survey finds

Over half (54%) of employees have rarely, if ever, been consulted about benefits schemes that directly impact their work-life satisfaction, a report form benefits provider Boostworks has found.

Hot topic: Should whistleblowers be paid?

Whistleblowing reports are on the rise, and employers are being called out, both for substandard disclosure channels and for not taking concerns seriously.

Quarter of mothers do extra work to cover childcare cost, survey finds

A quarter of mothers with children under the age of five have taken on extra work to cover the increased cost of childcare, a survey by Indeed Flex has found.

P&O Ferries paid some workers £4.87 an hour through agency loophole

P&O Ferries has paid some seafaring workers less than half minimum wage, according to a report from The Guardian.

“Bland” Spring Budget a flop for HR

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget has gone down poorly with employment experts, who have criticised its narrow focus on personal tax cuts and “bland and beige” policies.

The summer holiday slog: supporting families through the school holidays  

The summer holidays can be a time of much-needed rest and relaxation for children and parents, but it can also be a source of anxiety for many working families that can’t access flexibility to manage...

Highest HR salaries in England revealed

HR software provider, Ciphr, has revealed the areas of England where HR managers and directors earn the highest salary.

17% of large firms don’t report their gender pay gap, CIPD reveals

Nearly a fifth (17%) of organisations that employ more than 250 people have not reported their gender pay gap, CIPD research has revealed.

Spring Budget 2024: what HR wants

Ahead of the Spring Budget on 6 March, HR hopes that chancellor Jeremy Hunt will make changes to skills training, IR35, childcare and the regulation of umbrella companies.

M&S doubles parental leave and increases pay

M&S has enhanced its parental leave policy and launched a new retail pay offer.

Greggs, Estee Lauder and EasyJet named and shamed for minimum wage breach

Greggs, Estee Lauder and EasyJet are among 524 business that failed to pay their employees minimum wage between 2015 and 2023.