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Wellbeing | Government to pilot new service to tackle sick leave

The government has announced it will pilot WorkWell, a new service to help people with health conditions stay in and return to work, in 15 areas across England from October 2024.

Employee benefits | Employee benefits stunted by HR budget constraints

More than eight in 10 employers (81%) said that budget approval was a barrier to implementing changes to employee benefits in 2024/2025, a report has shown.

Inclusion | Deafness and hearing loss: how can HR offer support?

Roughly 12 million people in the UK have hearing difficulties, according to the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID).

Cyber security | Armed forces payroll hacked

The payroll system used by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) was hacked in a data breach, the BBC reported yesterday.

Employment law | How can HR support whistleblowers?

An employment tribunal began last week (Thursday 2 May) that is set to decide the extent of civil servants’ rights to make public interest disclosures to the press. As former civil servant Josie...

Industrial action | Who is on strike in May and June 2024?

Find out who is striking, why, and what services will be affected in our round-up.

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Technology | Workers and managers lack technology to collaborate

Nearly a third (28%) of UK and Irish employees lack the technology to collaborate with colleagues at work, the results of a poll commissioned by the printing and technology manufacturer Ricoh has...

Wealth | Dividends soar as wages stagnate

Global dividend payouts to shareholders have risen 14 times faster than worker pay since 2020, according to analysis from Oxfam.

Four-day week | Less than 2% of job ads offer four-day weeks

Just 1.61% of advertised jobs offer four-day working weeks in the UK, according to analysts at recruitment advisory firm StandoutCV. Is the four-day week overrated?

Social media | Elon Musk banned from tweeting about Tesla without approval

Elon Musk must continue to get approval before posting tweets that relate to his electric vehicle company Tesla, the US Supreme Court has ruled.

Workplace culture | Discrimination not reported by majority of employees

Three in 10 UK workers say they have been discriminated against at work, but 64% of them did not report it, according to the results of a survey commissioned by recruitment business Michael Page.

Executive pay | Campaigners slam Ocado boss's £15m bonus scheme

Ocado shareholders have approved a scheme that would enable CEO Tim Steiner to be awarded a bonus of up to £14.8 million, despite the online retailer having failed to commit to paying its employees...