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Skills | New apprenticeships funding won't go far enough, says HR

Prime minister Rishi Sunak has pledged to invest £60 million in apprenticeships over the next year, but HR representatives say that it will not go far enough to boost increased take up of...

Diversity & Inclusion | Half of neurodivergent employees miss work due to lack of support, report finds

Half of neurodivergent employees have taken time off work due to their neurodivergence, City & Guilds’ annual Neurodiversity Index found. This increased 5% from last year.

Employment law | HRDs to be paid £49,400 minimum, under new immigration rules

The Home Office has published more detail about changes to immigration rules that will raise the salary threshold for skilled workers to enter the UK from April 2024.

Employment tribunal | Employee unfairly dismissed for reporting sheesha den, tribunal finds

A former charity employee was unfairly dismissed for reporting smoking in the office, an employment tribunal found earlier this month.

Data protection | Manchester United sued over HR data breach

Manchester United Football Club is reportedly being sued for up to £100,000 due to a data breach where confidential employee details were exposed.

Artificial intelligence | AI training grants announced for SMEs to close skills gaps

The government has announced a £7.4 million pilot scheme to subsidise the cost of AI skills training for SMEs in the professional business services sector.

Redundancies | John Lewis hints at further redundancies

John Lewis has hinted that it will continue to make job cuts in 2024, despite reporting a return to profit.

Communication | Digital tools cause intergenerational conflict at work, research suggests

Digital communication tools are causing conflicts between different generations at work, according to research from digital transformation provider the Adaptavist Group.

Conference | Health and Wellbeing at Work: Day two round-up

The Health and Wellbeing at Work exhibition and conference continued yesterday (13 March), at Birmingham’s NEC.

Podcast | HR Most Influential Podcast 3.3: Siding against stress with Rachel Lewis

The HR Most Influential Podcast’s third episode of series three has gone live, with renowned occupational psychologist and professor Rachel Lewis examining how HR leaders can take the initiative...

Wellbeing | Major EAP provider accused of failings

The employee assistance programme (EAP) Health Assured is under scrutiny due to allegations of mishandled calls.

Conference | Health and Wellbeing at Work: Day one round-up

The HR magazine team has been chairing the Best Place to Work seminar stream at this year’s Health and Wellbeing at Work show, which began yesterday (12 March), at Birmingham’s NEC.