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Pensions: A Hugely Valuable Employee Benefit
All employers must provide a pension scheme to their employees. A range of schemes is available, and employees can opt out if they wish. However companies should encourage their team to sign up for a pension, explaining the benefits of planning for the future.Research confirms that 77% of employees value a company funded retirement scheme. […]
National Biscuit Day – 29th May
What better way is there to celebrate National Biscuit day than to buy some packets of biscuits for the team to enjoy over a cup of tea or coffee on this day? National Biscuit Day, which is celebrated on May 29 annually, is a British holiday that allows us to appreciate the biscuit and all […]
Long-term risk to London’s economy from reduced office interactions
A poll of office workers in London by the thinktank Centre for Cities found they are spending on average 2.3 days a week in the workplace, or 59% of the time they would have been in the office prior to the pandemic. The thinktank’s report, entitled Office Politics: London and the Rise of Home Working, warns […]
UK firms recruit skilled workers from Africa and Asia
Figures seen by Sky News show that UK firms are recruiting skilled workers from Africa and Asia to plug staff shortages. Since January 2021, the new post-Brexit migration system has made it easier for workers outside of Europe to enter the UK. India, South Africa, and Ghana are among the countries that are having success with the […]
Fairbairn: CBI claims are ‘difficult and distressing
Former Confederation of British Industry (CBI) director-general Dame Carolyn Fairbairn says the scandal at the UK business lobby group, which has seen allegations of sexual harassment and rape being made by the organisation’s staff, has been “incredibly difficult and distressing.” While CBI president Brian McBride has told members that the group hired “culturally toxic people” […]
Sexual Harassment at Work
New research shows that 2 in 3 young women have experienced sexual harassment, bullying or verbal abuse at work. TUC (Trades Union Congress) findings published 12 May 2023 also state that 43% of women have experienced at least three incidents of sexual harassment. Sadly, most victims don’t report it for fear of not being believed, or […]
Office working should be ‘default’, Chancellor says
The Chancellor has said the “default” location for workers should be in the office, unless there is a good reason to work remotely or in a hybrid pattern. Jeremy Hunt said that while working remotely – which has become increasingly common since the pandemic – has produced “exciting opportunities,” he is worried about a “loss […]
Pay growth and employment climb in Q1
Pay growth hit 6.7% in the first three months of the year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), while pay growth in the public sector came in at 5.6% – the highest rate since 2003. However, when price rises are taken into account, total pay – including bonuses – was down 4% annually […]
Mental Health: The HR Perspective
Mental health has been catapulted into the headlines recently, thanks to Mental Health Awareness Week (15 – 21 May 2023).There is increased awareness and openness about mental health. How should employers recruit, support and/or manage employees who are affected?
Lloyd’s hired barristers to investigate bullying claims
Lloyd’s of London faces fresh scrutiny about efforts to overhaul its culture after it emerged it had hired barristers to investigate allegations of bullying within one of its own teams. The bullying claims centred on Lloyd’s underwriting directorate, as opposed to a firm operating in its wider market, according to Insurance Insider, which first reported the […]
Government to consult on changes to Working Time Directive
The Business Secretary has announced that the Government to consult on changes to Working Time Directive as part of its “drive for greater deregulation.” Kemi Badenoch told the Telegraph “improvements to employment law could help save businesses around £1bn a year, while safeguarding the rights of workers.” She explained: “We will consult on cutting unnecessary red […]
NHS plans apprenticeship scheme
The NHS plans to address staff shortages by launching a post-A level apprenticeship scheme that would allow one in 10 doctors and a third of nurses to start work without a traditional medical degree. The scheme, which could begin this autumn, is part of a wider workforce strategy aimed at finding new ways to train […]
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