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Whilst generous benefits and steady financial support are important, people yearn to be valued and appreciated in the workplace. Sadly, many employees find a simple 'thank you' to be lacking from their day-to-day work.
2022 is upon us. And if the last two years have taught us anything, it’s the importance of health and wellbeing. In our homes. In the Workplace. As a stabiliser in this rocky, post-pandemic landscape we all continue to navigate.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Boris Johnson’s announcement in early January that we must all ‘ride out the Omicron wave’ was met with a mixed reaction, as daily COVID cases hit a record 200,000, and UK workforces were warned of 25% absence rates. Is it a wave, or a tsunami (as Nicola Sturgeon would argue)?
You can’t be a healthy organisation if your people are unhealthy, and equally, individuals can’t be healthy if they are working at an unhealthy workplace.
Gwynneth Tan highlights the issues employers should be aware of when considering adopting technology into their hiring processes
The changes to off-payroll rules that came into effect in the private sector earlier this year have created a host of new challenges for recruiters, says Seb Maley
When the Queen gives the royal assent to joining events from home, we know that hybrid working is a firm fixture in the nation’s armoury. While in recovery from a hospital stay the monarch was able to virtually present the The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry to poet David Constantine who was accompanied, in person by the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage. Blending in-person congratulations and online ceremony, the Queen was able to continue her duties; in her words ‘working mechanically’ from home.
CIPD warns Budget still leaves 'glaring gap on skills investment'
It may only be the very beginning of November but one of the UK’s unofficial markers of the beginning of Christmas season has been released: the #johnlewisadvert.
A new report signalled a further marked rise in hiring activity at the start of the final quarter of the year, leading to an inflation of starting pay.
The labour shortage will worsen unless organisations offer staff desireable incentives to keep them, including pay rises and better working hours.
When Tamara Littleton started her company, The Social Element, she was determined to make it a friendly place to work. However, one big setback for the business taught her that if a working atmosphere is too cordial, it may deter staff from telling each other when they are making mistakes.
Chetal Patel and Ellen Hadman outline the five essential things HR professionals need to consider when dealing with the fallout from Brexit
People of colour want more time working from home than white people, that is according to a new study from a set of US economists.
How should employers deal with employees reluctant to return to the workplace?
The pensions industry has been struggling to compensate members of an abolished scheme known for its legacy sex discrimination, explains Anna Rogers
As many organisations reflect on their culture and how they should evolve in a post-pandemic world, David Liddle proposes a new transformational culture model that favours purpose, equity and performance.
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.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a pilot scheme to ease the transition from university into employment by reducing the need for repeated health assessments when starting a new job.
Nurses have urged their regulator, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), to pull out of Stonewall’s diversity scheme and index, citing fears about being disciplined if they disagreed with the charity’s views on gender identity.
A US mortgage firm is being criticised after the boss fired 900 staff – all on the same Zoom call. That’s around 15 percent of the Better.com’s workers. In its promotional material, the mortgage company says it wants to make the mortgage process better for consumers, using technology to do this.
Thousands of Tesco staff have rejected a 4 percent pay rise and plan to strike next week unless a deal is reached.
All businesses share a simple principle: they are only ever as good as their people. To stay ahead of the competition, businesses need the very best people on board. The pandemic beamed the brightest of spotlights on this.
After months, in fact nearly two years of relentless challenges, there are initial signs of recovery for the crisis-stricken NHS. The number of healthcare job applications have strengthened since September, coinciding with a 4% dip in the number of new jobs listed since September narrowing what had been a widening gap between jobs and available candidates. Are we looking at the first signs of the beginning of the end of a candidate short market in healthcare? To add clarity, recruitment software business, Occupop has revealed their annual healthcare recruitment report.
A Midlands employment lawyer is warning bosses to treat the work Christmas party in the same way as the workplace when it comes to the risk of Covid-19.
A gender equality campaign group has urged employers not to ask candidates about their salary history as it believes this contributes to the gender pay gap.
Lidl is increasing wages for frontline staff by up to 6%, making it the highest paying supermarket in the UK.
An employee was sacked after taking time off work following a pregnancy loss, Hull Live has reported.
Clarks has called in mediation service Acas as it tries to resolve a dispute over alleged “fire and rehire” tactics.
A BBC chief has told LGBT+ staff to get used to hearing views they disagree, amid accusations from its own employees that it was “institutionally transphobic”.
Firms are improving pay and taking steps to boost job quality in a bid to attract and retain talent, research finds
Teenager becomes one of the youngest tribunal winners in the UK after judge refuses to accept manager’s evidence that claimant was unable to cope with ‘severity’ of job
Toby King, a former employee at Tesco, has been awarded £48,000 by an employment tribunal after being trapped in a room by his female boss.
According to new research, publicly naming and shaming firms who are underpaying staff is somewhat effective but more needs to be done to truly prevent this practice.
Catherine Mann, an Economist for the Bank of England, has shared her view that women who choose to work remotely will harm their career.
One of the biggest media firms in Europe is to force staff to disclose in-work relationships after a senior manager was told to go after a romantic and professional misconduct scandal.
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.