HR magazine

News

Retirement | Lifestyle choice driving unemployment in older workers

A rise in the number of people retiring early is the main reason for joblessness among older people in the UK.

CIPD | Festival of Work 2022: day one round up

The CIPD Festival of Work is back in Olympia Kensington for the first time since 2019.

Wellbeing | Healthy retirement out of reach for majority of UK workers

Just 9% of men and 16% of women can expect to reach retirement in good health.

Inclusion | Networking when neurodivergent could be made easier

Networking can be tricky to navigate at the best of times, but it can be much more difficult for people with neurodivergent conditions.

Recruitment | Watch: Where do you draw the line with social media screening?

Is there a limit to the amount of screening companies should do of candidate's social media? We put the question to our expert panellists from in the latest HR Lunchtime Debate - now available on...

Wages | Cost of living crisis creates side hustle spike

One in five Brits (19%) have started a side hustle, i.e. a job or venture outside of their usual work, since March 2020 in moves potentially fuelled by the rising cost of living.

Legislation | Rail strike could be combatted with agency workers following legal change

Government is considering using agency workers to replace striking staff during one of the largest rail strikes in history, set to take place next week.

Inflation | Rising childcare costs outstrip maternity pay

The UK's childcare costs are the highest in the developed world, yet maternity pay has dipped over the last 12 years.

Employment law | TikTok boss slammed for criticising maternity leave

News that a senior TikTok boss has reportedly told London staff he doesn't think companies should offer paid maternity leave has been universally condemned as out of touch and even “dangerous.”

Recruitment | Job adverts with four-day week up 90%

As thousands of workers from 70 UK firms embark on an experiment to test the benefits of four-day week, job ads for this type of arrangement have surged.

Inflation | Majority of Brits worried about cost of living crisis

More than three quarters of the UK are worried about the impact of the ongoing cost of living crisis.

Leave | Will Goldman Sachs’ unlimited holiday policy start a new trend?

The news that Goldmans Sachs will allow its senior bankers to take as many days’ leave as they want under a new flexible vacation scheme has raised eyebrows and reignited the debate about unlimited...