Research by the GMB Union has found that up to 10 million Britons are currently working in insecure employment. Peninsula Employment Law and HR Director Alan Price, delves further.
Gen Z can’t be ignored or put off. Not if you’re looking to buy from, sell to, or hire anyone under twenty-five in the next fifteen years, says Aléz Odendaal from Inspiring Interns.
Change is occurring at 300 times the scale seen during the Industrial Revolution, says Jonathan Richards. How can businesses adapt?
From 2014 to 2015, around 440,000 people in the UK experienced work-related stress. That equates to 40% of all work-related illness, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). In fact, the World Health Organization predicts that stress and depression will become the second leading cause of worldwide disability, by 2020. What is stress? The […]
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…