HSE warns employers to prepare for warmer future

Employers must act now to ensure workplaces are ready for warmer weather in the future, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced.

How HR can retain influence post-pandemic

2022 HR Most Influential survey participants offer their tips for sustaining a valuable impact in leadership

Future leader: Niki Blaho, Pension Protection Fund

HR magazine speaks to the future leaders of the industry to discover what makes them tick.

Zero-hours workers claim better work/life balance

Workers on zero-hours contracts think the benefits outweigh the negatives, despite calls for them to be banned by campaign groups.

Cost of living crisis erodes employee trust

The ongoing cost of living crisis is causing employees to be less trusting of their employers.

How Mental Health First Aid England became a top employer for women

This year we had the brilliant news that Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England placed in the top 100 UK Best Workplaces for Women 2022 (medium-sized organisations). Here's how we achieved the status....

Stonewall and HR: why can’t we be friends?

Once upon a time, employers queued round the block to have their inclusivity initiatives recognised by Stonewall. But has the LGBT+ rights charity now gone too far and is it beginning to alienate...

Tip for tat: hotel company offers tattoo incentives to workers

Hotel chain Ruby Hotels has offered its employees money towards getting tattoos as an incentive to stay with the company.

Ethnicity pay gap persists regardless of high company pay levels

Male employees from ethnic minority backgrounds are earning on average 10% less than their white colleagues within the same workplace, according to Bayes Business School research.

The weaponisation of data subject access requests

Data subject access requests (DSARs), often the responsibility of HR, are both costly and time consuming but the risk of being inundated is growing.

Catch up: Where do you draw the line with social media screening?

It’s common for recruiters to do their homework when looking for high-profile candidates and with the prevalence of social media, employers would be remiss to leave it out, finds Nosa Omoigui

"Pushy" solicitor wins unfair dismissal tribunal

A London solicitor has been awarded £150,000 after successful claims of unfair dismissal, sex discrimination, inequality of pay and victimisation at an employment tribunal.