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.

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.

How to be a reviver rather than a survivor with leadership

The determining factor of an organisation’s success in response to each and every disruptive opportunity is leadership – whether that be recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the threat of recession,...

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.

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.

Is your hybrid work model working for you?

Many organisations have adopted a hybrid model of working – but how do you measure its success?

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

Strikes and industrial unrest: FAQs

It is being widely reported that various parts of the UK economy face the threat of industrial action over the remaining months of 2022.  In the last 20 years, it was 2011 that saw the largest number...