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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.
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.
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.