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Flexible working | New government sparks fresh hope for four-day week campaign

The change in UK government has sparked fresh hope among campaigners for wide-spread adoption of the four-day week, ahead of a new trial in the autumn.

HR Tech | HR trust in AI hiring improves

Around two thirds (66%) of HR leaders hold a more positive attitude towards AI in the workplace compared with a year ago, survey results published yesterday (11 July) have revealed.

Awards | The HR Most Influential 2024 ranking is live

This year’s HR Most Influential lists, featuring the UK’s top HR practitioners and thought leaders, were revealed during an exclusive summer party at the Secret Garden, Mayfair, last night (10 July...

Social media | What’s new on #WorkTok?

Just as the world of work has constantly evolved, so too has the world of #WorkTok. The app now features hashtags including #ActYourWage, #BareMinimumMondays, #RageApplying and #JobShiftShock.

Pay gap | Pay parity soars in aerospace but plummets elsewhere

The gender pay gap in the aerospace sector has dropped by 26% over the past year, but has widened significantly in areas such as law and engineering, according to analysis conducted by the job site...

Tax | Labour’s first 100 days: What HR wants from IR35 and tax

The new UK government should urgently review IR35 and tax for umbrella companies, according to our commentators.

Tribunal | Apple employee unfairly dismissed for photos of “teenage-style crush”

Tech giant Apple unfairly dismissed an employee who took two photos of a female colleague, a tribunal has ruled.

Diversity and inclusion | Labour’s first 100 days: What HR wants from DEI

The UK's new government should be ambitious about closing gender pay gaps, changing negative perceptions and revising the rhetoric on diversity initiatives, our HR commentators have said.

Employment law | Labour's first 100 days: What HR wants from employment law

The Labour Party has pledged to introduce its 'new deal for working people' within its first 100 days in government. The party’s election manifesto stated that current employment law was “not fit for...

Skills | How Labour can solve the skills crisis

Following the Labour Party's election win, we asked HR how the new government can solve the UK's skills crisis.

Employment tribunal | Charity's racist sick pay policy sent employee to food bank

A charity was ordered to pay a black employee £15,000 for direct race discrimination after it paid her less sick pay than other employees. 

Recruitment | UK firms' recruitment strategies fail to diversify workforce

Two thirds (67%) of chief HR officers (CHROs) and chief people officers (CPOs) claimed that they thought their recruitment strategy worked well. But leaders also felt that they were falling behind on...