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Pandemic | Rising covid infections force HR to prepare

The UK is averaging 351,000 daily infections of covid, the highest number recorded since the 350,000 daily infections in March 2022.

HR | Businesses look to extend HR responsibilities

Companies across the UK are looking to introduce new people-related positions into their business as the role of HR continues to grow.

Inclusion | Hybrid work could mean employers are overlooking disabled staff

Disabled employees are concerned they will lose out on opportunities at work due to working remotely.

Health and safety | Can you ask staff to keep working in a heatwave?

This week temperatures across the UK have soared into the thirties, creating concerns for employee health and safety and productivity. However, there is no maximum temperature for UK workplaces under...

HREX | How to write a winning entry for the HR Excellence Awards

The HR Excellence Awards is the time for the people profession to shine. To make sure your team and strategies get the recognition they deserve, here are HR magazine's top ten tips for writing a...

Strikes | Employee relations to enter new era of instability

Following the news of strikes at the likes of Royal Mail, British Airways, Network Rail and Ryanair, around half (53%) of UK employers believe the country is entering a new, more unstable period of...

Law | Should socio-economic background be a protected characteristic?

Socio-economic background is not a protected characteristic under the Equality Act. This means if people face discrimination because of their class, or assumptions made about it, they do not have the...

Employment tribunals | Workplace bullying claims reach record high

The number of employment tribunals referencing bullying allegations reached a record high in the last 12 months.

Pay | Low paternity pay makes fathers reluctant to take leave

Low paternity pay meant just a third of eligible new fathers took paternity leave in the last year.

HRMI | HR Most Influential 2022: top practitioners and thinkers

Last night HR magazine unveiled its 2022 HR Most Influential (HRMI) rankings aboard the HMS Belfast.

Employment | UK worker loses Covid safety tribunal

A UK worker who lost his job for refusing to go to work due to Covid safety concerns has been unsuccessful in his appeal to the employment tribunal.

Employment | Thousands leave self-employment in pandemic

The number of people in self-employment has fallen sharply since the pandemic, according to data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).