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Equality | Social mobility on the up since 2014

The Social Mobility Commission has published its State of the Nation report showing improved social mobility in the past eight years and new measures to tackle socio-economic inequality.

HR Most Influential | Listen now: HR's role in responsible business

What does it take to be a responsible business? HR magazine editor Jo Gallacher put this question to 2021's top thinker Shereen Daniels, managing director of HR Rewired, in the latest episode of the...

Hours | Men working more overtime than women

More than a quarter (28%) of men work overtime everyday compared to 13% of women, according to research from workspace provider Office Freedom.

Pay | Brexit trade agreement to impact wages and productivity

The new EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) brought about by Brexit will negatively impact wages and productivity, according to a report from the Resolution Foundation.

Equality | Ethnicity pay gap hitting Caribbean workers hardest

Caribbean employees in the UK are disproportionately affected by workplace ethnicity pay gaps.

Employment | Skills shortages plaguing older UK businesses

A majority (90%) of large businesses in the UK are struggling to fill skills gaps in their organisation, with older companies struggling even more.

Employment law | Long covid recognised as disability in landmark tribunal

An employee with long Covid has won an employment tribunal for unfair dismissal, becoming the first person to successfully claim that the condition should be classed as a disability.

Pension | Higher retirement age increases rate of pension poverty

Raising the state pension age to 66 cost 65-year-olds at the edge of retirement an average of £142 per week for 2020/21 and plunged thousands into poverty.

Employment | Part time work reaches post-pandemic peak

Nearly 10 million (9.8 million) people are working in part time or temporary jobs - the highest number recorded since the start of the pandemic.

Retention | CIPD forecasts major job exodus into 2023

Over 6 million (6.5 million) people plan to quit their jobs in the next 12 months according to new research from the CIPD, an increase from this time last year.

Childcare | Quarter of fathers continue working when on paternity leave

UK employers are severely lacking when it comes to paternity leave and support for working fathers.

Flexible working | Proximity bias stopping employers from finding new talent

Companies equating hard work with being in the office are living in the past according to Paul Hamer, CEO of construction company Sir Robert McAlpine.