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Recruitment | Job adverts reach record high in July 2022

The total number of active job adverts in the UK reached 1.85 million in July, a record high for 2022 so far.

Health & Safety | HSE warns employers to prepare for warmer future

Employers must act now to ensure workplaces are ready for warmer weather in the future, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced.

Employment | Zero-hours workers claim better work/life balance

Workers on zero-hours contracts think the benefits outweigh the negatives, despite calls for them to be banned by campaign groups.

Wellbeing | Cost of living crisis erodes employee trust

The ongoing cost of living crisis is causing employees to be less trusting of their employers.

Benefits | Tip for tat: hotel company offers tattoo incentives to workers

Hotel chain Ruby Hotels has offered its employees money towards getting tattoos as an incentive to stay with the company.

Pay | Ethnicity pay gap persists regardless of high company pay levels

Male employees from ethnic minority backgrounds are earning on average 10% less than their white colleagues within the same workplace, according to Bayes Business School research.

Gender | "Pushy" solicitor wins unfair dismissal tribunal

A London solicitor has been awarded £150,000 after successful claims of unfair dismissal, sex discrimination, inequality of pay and victimisation at an employment tribunal.

Cost of living | High-earner pay rises threaten inflation spiral

The top 1% of earners in the UK are getting pay rises in line with inflation, while the country's lowest earners are not.

Recruitment | Economic instability prompts recruitment caution

Hiring activity in the UK reached its slowest rate for 17 months as businesses exercise more caution due to economic uncertainty around the economy.

Work/life balance | Demand for fully remote roles spikes

The demand for fully remote roles rose 18% in July this year compared to June.

Recruitment | HR in demand in scramble for talent

Jobs in HR are on track to rise 13.5% this year compared with 2021.

Cost of living | More than a million key worker children to reach poverty in 2023

The number of children living in poverty in key worker households could reach 1.1 million by 2023, according to research from the Trades Union Congress (TUC).