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D&I | Workers doubt equality at work is achievable

Over half (51%) of workers do not think people from all backgrounds will ever have equal opportunity to succeed within their organisation.

Inclusivity | A quarter of workers judge colleagues on their appearance

A quarter (25%) of workers ranked appearance as the most important factor when meeting someone for the first time at work, followed by personal hygiene (23%) and then someone’s job title (17%).

LinkedIn | Overshare? Majority of HR think LinkedIn is no place for personal life

An HR magazine poll has found that a majority (76%) of professionals in the HR community think people should refrain from sharing details about their personal lives on LinkedIn.

Recruitment | Ex-offenders a “massive untapped resource” in talent crisis

Employers are losing out on a huge talent pool by not considering people with criminal records for employment.

Recruitment | Care sector vacancies soar, while applications slump

Poor morale and concerns over mandatory vaccinations mean that the care sector is struggling to keep roles filled.

Employment Law | Amazon: new legal challenge could cost firm £140 million

Law firm Leigh Day has launched a potentially £140 million compensation claim on behalf of Amazon drivers working as 'delivery service partners'.

Recruitment | UK faces labour shortage: what can employers do to manage?

The UK now has the lowest ratio of unemployed people to vacancies since records began in 1971.

Remote work | A third of young workers concerned about proximity bias

A third (34%) of 18-to-24-year-olds are concerned that working remotely will mean they miss out on progression opportunities.

Mental health | HR at high risk of 'change fatigue'

Four in five people reported feeling exhausted by the ongoing uncertainty at work and in society in September this year, and HR is among the most at risk.

D&I | Black grads need backing, not just recruitment

Employers cannot encourage racial equality merely by hiring young black people and hoping for the best.

Politics | Party Conference Roundup 2021: what HR needs to know

This year’s Labour and Conservative party conferences have now come to an end. Back to in-person events for the first time in almost two years, the two parties set out their competing visions for a...

Burnout | Mental health professionals ask employers to implement a right to disconnect

Almost half (45%) of employees have reported they feel they have to reply to work messages outside of working hours.