M&S doubles parental leave and increases pay

M&S has enhanced its parental leave policy and launched a new retail pay offer.

Embracing Generation Alpha: how HR leaders can prepare the C-suite for the future of work

The countdown has begun. In just five short years, Generation Alpha, the digitally savvy cohort born after 2010, will enter the workforce.

Royal Mail sued over drivers' gig economy status

Royal Mail is being sued by drivers that it has classified as self-employed, meaning they are not entitled to holiday pay, sick pay or minimum wage. 

Best of HR books: February 2024

We delve into new book releases to find out what HR has been reading.

ICO bans leisure centres from using biometric data to monitor employees

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered the public service provider Serco Leisure to stop using biometric data to track employees’ attendance. 

Intersectionality and adjustments at work: are we asking the right questions?

‘Poor’ and ‘inconsistent’ were the two most common terms used by disabled employees who took part in our Great Big Workplace Adjustments Survey to describe their experiences of getting adjustments.

HR among top sectors to benefit from government AI grants, data reveals 

HR organisations are among those benefiting most from government grants for adapting to AI innovation, research has revealed. 

Lessons from the C-suite: Sandi Wassmer, ENEI

Sandi Wassmer, CEO at the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI) shares lessons she's learned on her way to the top.

Millions worked unpaid overtime in 2023, TUC reveals

Employers claimed £26 billion of free labour due to 3.8 million people working overtime in 2023, analysis from TUC has revealed.

You’re vinted! Laying down the law on demotion

A senior police officer has made the news headlines after being demoted for selling a pair of police uniform trousers on Vinted. Can you demote an employee as an alternative disciplinary sanction to...

How can HR leaders help manage psychological stress in the workplace?

The physical health and safety of workers has been an ever-increasing priority for UK industries ever since the introduction of the Factories Act of 1833.

Four-day week continued by most trial participants

The largest global trial of the four-day work week has been deemed a success, as 89% of participating companies have continued adopting the practice a year on, research has showed.