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Organisational change | How HR can manage leadership change

In the wake of Humza Yousaf's resignation from the role of first minister of Scotland, we asked HR leaders for their tips on how to manage leadership change.

Benefits | Employees "don't seem interested" in benefits on offer

Almost half (48%) of HR directors have reported that employee benefits have had poor uptake because employees “don’t seem interested” in what is on offer.

Skills | Over-55s left behind in skills training

Employees over the age of 55 have been left behind by skills training for digital and management skills, a report by training provider Corndel has revealed today.

Workers' rights | Saying “back in your day” could be age harassment, tribunal rules

Using the phrase “back in your day” would be considered age discrimination, an employment tribunal judge has ruled.

Contracts | Three quarters of employers used flexible contracts in 2023

Three quarters (75%) of employers used some form of flexible contract at some point in 2023, and half (48%) of those employers planned to increase use of flexible contracts over the next five years, a...

Social media | What is #Microfeminism?

With over a billion views on TikTok, #Microfeminism shows that users share how they use acts of 'microfeminism' to empower people in the workplace.

Reward and renumeration | Post Office executive threatened to resign over “intolerable” pay, HR claims

Jane Davies, former HR director of the Post Office, has claimed that chief executive Nick Read was so obsessed with getting a pay rise that his multiple requests and threats to resign dominated her...

Employment law | Underpaid P&O seafarers to benefit from new French legislation 

France has implemented new legislation that requires ferry operators to pay their crew at least £9.95 an hour and limit seafarers’ time onboard ships to two weeks.

Lesbian visibility week | One in 10 LBQ+ women and trans people feel unsafe at work

More than two thirds (68%) of lesbian, bisexual and queer (LBQ+) women and trans people reported feeling safe at work, a report by LGBTQ+ magazine DIVA and consultancy Kantar revealed yesterday....

Recruitment | Hiring ex-offenders: new guidance published by CIPD Trust

The CIPD Trust has today published guidance for employers to recruit, employ and retain people with convictions or lived experience with the criminal justice system.

Recruitment | Sustainability job ads surge

The number of sustainability-related job postings grew by 116% from 2019 to 2024, data from the job posting platform Indeed has showed.

Wellbeing | Is Sunak right about "sick-note culture"?

UK prime minister Rishi Sunak announced plans to reform welfare to tackle “sick-note culture” last Friday (19 April), if the Tories win the upcoming general election.