Jaguar Land Rover must pay £19,152.01 in damages to a worker of Afro-Caribbean decent. A tribunal found that the man’s colleagues and managers had racially abused him while at work. The man, Paul Hoyte lost his job last year, after not working for nearly two years due to poor health. Damages awarded for racial harassment The panel heard that […]
A new father has won his discrimination claim against his employer for not allowing him to take his full paternity leave entitlement. The landmark case centres on shared parental leave rights introduced two years ago. Under the laws, which came into effect in April 2015, couples can divide their maternity leave entitlement between them. This enables parents […]
Employment involves a number of factors. It begins with sourcing and hiring the best candidates. Then moves on to retaining them and creating a pleasant, fulfilling place to work. It can seem like an employer’s duties never end. But making your workplace the right environment for productive and happy employees shouldn’t involve great effort. […]
The number of people expecting to still be working after they turn 65 has reached a new record high. A study found that 73% of employees expect to keep working beyond the state pension age. This is up from 67% in 2016 and 61% in 2015. These findings formed part of research carried out […]
UK Employment continues to sit at a record high, despite households feeling the pinch as inflation exceeds pay rises. The employment rate has now reached 74.8% in the quarter to April 2017. However, typical earnings have dropped by 0.4% due to a hike in prices. These latest government figures do suggest that the job market […]
Regular performance management improves employee engagement and satisfaction in their work. This empowers employees to succeed on a personal level and supports organisations to stay competitive. Once it was all about how much a company could get out of its employees. However today, organisations must focus on attracting, retaining and developing skilled employees. This […]
Employee absence costs UK businesses around £29 billion each year, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. But absent employees can also have another cost for employers. From impacting productivity to negatively affecting the rest of the team. And while most workplace absences are probably genuine, other factors can contribute. Absences can often become split into two categories: […]
‘Health and wellbeing’ can be an overused phrase in business-speak, but it really does matter, says Polly Allen. Healthier work culture, and healthier employee relations, mean happier workers and a more productive workforce, so it really is in your interests to tweak your business practices accordingly. Here’s how…
Employers anticipate an even tougher battle for recruitment this year, especially post-Brexit, says Greg Guilford at HR Solutions. With anticipated increased visa restrictions and tougher immigration rules, 67 per cent of businesses believe the talent battle will become their biggest issue.
Outsourcing HR has become a popular business strategy and a valuable tool for businesses of all sizes, says Greg Guilford at HR Solutions. Organisations that don’t have resources for a full-time or in-house HR department still may require expert advice and support. Outsourcing can help them through the ever-changing obstacles of UK legislation, as well as providing support with […]
For every talented employee recruited, an employer invests considerable time, effort and resources to bringing them on-board, says Greg Guilford from HR Solutions. Understandably, employers want to keep these talented workers for as long as possible and employee retention has become one of the key HR issues faced by businesses today. Given that, young employees often move jobs […]
The wait is over, the first gender pay gap figures have been published, with the information available for anyone to view on the government’s gender pay website. Alison Blackhurst, from HR Solutions, says that businesses must publish their mean and gender pay, bonuses and the proportion of men and women within each pay quartile.