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Contractors | Freelancers wait three times longer for payment than permanent staff

SMEs are blaming cashflow issues for delays in paying freelance workers.

Government | What HR wants from the next prime minister

As the race for the UK's next Conservative leader comes down to two candidates, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, HR leaders consider what they would like to be a priority for the next prime minister.

Culture | Employee experience better incentive than bonuses

Organisations such as Barclays, Lloyds Group, Virgin Money and British Airways have offered their staff one-off bonus payments to help with soaring living costs, yet bonuses might not be a quick fix...

Gig economy | Uber ruling prompts new government guidance on workers' rights

Following the 2021 Supreme Court ruling that found Uber drivers are classed as workers under UK law, the government has launched new guidance on employment status.

Equality | Disability employment gap worse for men than women

Disabled men are more likely to be unemployed than non-disabled men, disabled women and non-disabled women in the UK.

Work/life balance | Office workers discouraged from taking leave

Over half of employees (60%) have said their employer actively discourages them from taking time off, according to new research.

Employment tribunal | Pregnant worker wins unfair dismissal tribunal

A spa employee has been awarded a settlement by her former employer after a tribunal found she was unfairly dismissed for being pregnant.

HREX | HR Excellence Awards FAQs

This week is your last chance to enter the 2022 HR Excellence Awards. Still some questions? Here's some common answers to help.

Health | Abortion support policy introduced by Ladbible

Media company Ladbible has introduced a new abortion policy to staff globally which includes offering up to 10 days paid leave for an abortion procedure.

Pay | MPs detail steps to fight in-work poverty

MPs have set out recommendations to tackle in-work poverty in a new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty report.

Learning culture | Why micro-upskilling will help HR teams improve talent retention

The need to invest in people and expand employee skillsets isn’t anything new or unexpected. Yet many organisations still lack a genuine learning culture where continuous, structured upskilling is a...

Employment law | Harper Trust vs Brazel rule could impact holiday pay practices

The UK Supreme Court ruling of Harper Trust vs Brazel could have a major effect on the way holiday pay is calculated by employers across the country.