Real Living Wage rise: what HR needs to know

The Real Living Wage (RLW), a voluntary salary level independently calculated based on the real cost of living, has today been substantially increased, bringing a much-needed wage boost to hundreds of...

Hybrid working: five key employment law considerations for employers 

If there is one positive we can take from the pandemic, it is adaptability in the workplace. From working at home, to varying hours in order to juggle home-schooling and/or caring responsibilities,...

Wage exploitation left unchecked by government

Employers paying below the National Minimum Wage only stand to be found out once every 500 years.

Why it’s time we all took men’s health seriously

For many reasons men’s health at work is often neglected. It’s time this changed for the better.

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Should employers pay for HRT to help with menopause?

Many going through menopause find their symptoms affect their work, yet hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could offer a potential solution.

Attracting, recruiting, and supporting those with ADHD

In the UK, it’s estimated that around one in seven people (more than 15%) are neurodiverse. However, just 10% of HR professionals in the UK reported that consideration of neurodiversity is included in...

Working with Cancer: a guidebook for HR

A cancer diagnosis, either personally or of a loved one, is likely to affect every single one of us at some point in our lifetimes, yet the subject remains a taboo in the workplace.

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New Acas guidance promises to help make fire and rehire a last resort

Workplace expert Acas has published new guidance encouraging employers to explore all options before resorting to fire and rehire tactics when changing employee contracts.

What makes HR influential?

After a brief hiatus, HR Most Influential returned in 2021 with a bang. Hosted at St. Paul’s Cathedral, this year’s list brought together over 80 of the most prominent voices in HR and became the most...

It’s time for HR professionals to ramp up cyber awareness

The last 18 months or so have been challenging for a multitude of sectors. The pandemic has seen remote work shift from being marginalised, through normalised and now popularised. In fact, it is now...

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Refugee women half as likely to find employment than women born in UK

Bias could be blocking refugee women from jobs as a new report reveals they have been employed at half the rate (35%) of those born in the UK (71%).

Graduate job competition hits record high

Competition for graduate jobs has reached a record high this year following a coronavirus slump in 2020.