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HR has emerged with renewed credibility from the pandemic – which is why the profession was named overall winner at this year’s CIPD People Management Awards. But the question is, where does it go from here?
In light of a recent Supreme Court ruling, Chris Kisby outlines what claimants need to be aware of if they want to bring a case against their employer
With the labour market experiencing a shortage of skills, Peter Boolkah explores what employers can be doing to help their staff
The corporate world was for many, perhaps most, something they enjoyed a now almost two-year break from. But as things have opened back up and companies have requested their workers return to a formal office setting, people find themselves wondering “how am I going to survive the corporate world again”? Returning to the office will be like riding a bike in some ways and will entail major culture and lifestyle shocks in others. Below is a guide on how to survive the corporate world after having gone remote for so long.
A new report warns that UK’s legislation on tackling the gender pay gap does little to solve the problem at hand but instead simply monitors the pay gap.
But experts say the benefits are largely dependent on the type of commute, and that other routines to break up the work day are just as effective
Most hirers have conducted an initial status assessment of their contractors since the new off-payroll rules came into force, but that’s just the first step to compliance, says Dave Chaplin
Employers have a duty to take reasonable care of the health and safety of their staff and this includes those facing such allegations, says Bina Patel
Understanding Employees Post-Pandemic Work-Perks & Must-haves
You may read the phrase “imposter syndrome” and be surprised that there’s a term for something you feel without realising it’s a common thing. Have you ever felt like you’re not good enough for the career you have? Do you doubt yourself and feel like an imposter in the workplace? Do you have a nagging feeling that you’re winging it? You’re not alone.
Supermarket bosses have warned that the supply chain chaos is getting worse, just as retailers start planning for the key Christmas period.
Are you a student with an interest in human resources? These positions can be very competitive, so you need to make yourself stand apart. You’ll want to work on your HR skills while in school and learn to apply what you learn in real life.
As the working world reopens and rehires, online job advertisements are competing to attract top talent with a variety of ‘benefits’. But are these work perks just for show, and are UK companies offering us what we actually want?
With today marking Friday the 13th, many people will be avoiding mirrors, ladders, black cats and drain covers for the duration of the day.
From Monday 16 August 2021, employees who have been double vaccinated (or are aged 18 and under) will be able to continue to go into their workplaces even if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. Jo Moseley considers the issues employers need to consider.
Employment lawyers say issue is a ‘minefield’ as Google becomes the latest firm to warn of possible wage decreases for staff who opt to work from home
Employees are eschewing traditional pension schemes and demanding more progressive and accessible perks that better suit their lifestyle, according to research from e-bike subscription service DASH Rides and Sapio. Over a third (34%) of the 2,013 UK workers surveyed consider a benefits package to be one of the most important factors when choosing a company to work for, and 71% of respondents rated perks that can be easily accessed, such as office drinks and social events, above traditional pension schemes.
Report warns hiring managers could be helping to perpetuate ageism in the workplace, as experts urge firms to adopt ‘age-supportive’ employment policies
The Covid crisis could have a ‘long-lasting’ impact on the geography of jobs, experts warn
New research highlights the need for employers to formulate efficient wellbeing strategies, looking past simply returning to the office as a way of reconstructing morale.
Despite a few exceptions, organisations see the benefits of moving to blended working patterns in the post-pandemic world. But what if employees’ home setup is not ideal? Eddie Flanagan and Grace Strawford look at some options for offering home office loans.
Not everyone in HR will follow cricket – that is, HR Grapevine readers, completely okay – but there’s been a growing workplace racism row in the world of sport that has been making headlines for the past week or so.
Most in small HR or payroll teams will have likely fielded queries from irate workers over what they feel is an error in their paypacket.
Academics at 37 universities have voted in favour of continued strike action against pension cuts.
Whistleblower reports of national minimum wage violations fell to just 2,488 for the past year, down from 2,580 in the previous 12 months.
In light of a recent case, Michael Powner and Isabella MacPherson explore what firms can do to avoid age discrimination claims
Employees are still hesitant to switch roles and sectors, experts say, adding that jobseekers need to feel confident their skills are transferable
Mattel, the toymaker famous for making Barbie and Hot Wheels toys, is likely hoping that it won’t gain attention for another reason after making a u-turn on a job ad that said there could be unplanned home visits from bosses.
As working practices throughout the pandemic have shifted to encompass more ways of remote working, the number of employers surveilling staff is also on the rise.
McDonald’s workers in America have staged a strike amid claims that the company is mishandling sexual harassment claims.
A Mayfair private members’ club discriminated against black employees when it accommodated a patron’s request for a ‘fair-skinned dealer’, an employment tribunal has found.
The government has launched a five-month recruitment campaign to encourage more people in England to take up a role in adult social care.
Kate Brown explains the plethora of issues up for review in the government’s consultation on flexible working rights
Experts warn remote working has weakened company loyalty, and suggest firms look at their remuneration packages to incentivise staff to stay
Low pay offered under SPL is a deterrent for parents, experts warn, but predict increase in applications as staff return to the workplace
Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Autumn Budget speech reiterated commitments made on visas as the UK attempts to attract more skilled workers in the aftermath of Brexit. But with Scale-Up visa, High Potential Individual visa and Elite visa being added to a crowded field – not to mention temporary visas for those in professions portrayed as lesser skilled – is there an air of desperation surrounding the country’s attempts to lure talent?
Can technology help swamped HR professionals manage a surge in holiday requests?
With Halloween almost upon us, many people’s thoughts will turn to pumpkins, cauldrons and broomsticks.
The proportion of low-paid employee jobs, based on hourly pay, fell to just 14 per cent in 2021 – the lowest since the series began in 1997.
Thinking of upskilling or retraining in a ‘trade’ such a plumbing, building or gardening? Well, you aren’t the only one, as new research1 from UK-wide trade supplies merchant City Plumbing reveals that more than one in ten working adults in the UK (12%) are currently considering it – that’s 3.7 million people.