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Let’s ZOOM away !!!

Let’s accept a fact – there will be changes to the 9-5 office routine. Never will we return to an office based 40-hour work week. Don’t get me wrong, I am aware that not all jobs can be worked from home and not one fit, fits all. However, now is the time to embrace home based working and allow those who can and want to… Read More »Let’s ZOOM away !!!

Employment law changes from 6 April 2020

New legislation making major changes to existing employment regulations comes into force from Monday 6 April 2020. Parental bereavement leave and pay The Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Act 2018 gives all employed parents the right to 2 weeks’ paid leave if their child aged under 18 dies, or if they have a stillbirth at 24 weeks or later. Written terms (‘written statement of employment… Read More »Employment law changes from 6 April 2020

HR professionals find employee morale has risen during pandemic

One third (32.2%) of UK businesses say employee engagement is higher now that it was before the coronavirus pandemic forced workers into lockdown. This is according to a survey of 264 HR professionals taken by XpertHR last week. The research showed that fewer than a fifth (18.6%) felt employee engagement had slipped, while around half of employers (49.2%) felt there had been no change since… Read More »HR professionals find employee morale has risen during pandemic

Culture change is never instant

You can’t change a company’s culture overnight by writing a policy or issuing a memo, but it can be influenced to change over time Since the dawn of the internet HR folk tasked with writing a company’s people-related policies have started with a Web search. They find crib policies made available online by other helpful employers, conduct a crude ‘find and replace’ of the company… Read More »Culture change is never instant

Organisations must do more to monitor culture

Creating a strong organisational culture can benefit many areas of the organisation, our webinar found More than a third of HR professionals (37%) think their organisations could go further to successfully measure and report on company culture, according to a poll taken during an HR magazine webinar. A further 30% said that their organisation does not measure and report on culture at all. In our ‘Culture Eats… Read More »Organisations must do more to monitor culture

Criminal record disclosure scheme infringes human rights, Supreme Court rules

Failed government appeals could lead to ‘crucial’ system reform preventing workers being ‘unnecessarily anchored to their past’  The way workers’ criminal records are disclosed to employers infringes their human rights, the Supreme Court has ruled. In particular, the court rejected as “disproportionate” the blanket rules requiring automatic disclosure of all convictions where a person has more than one, and the requirement that some childhood cautions… Read More »Criminal record disclosure scheme infringes human rights, Supreme Court rules

Ministry of Justice workers to stage two-day strike over pay

Cleaners, security guards and receptionists at department demand London living wage Cleaners, security guards and receptionists at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) are to stage a 48-hour strike to demand the London living wage. The action by outsourced workers has been coordinated by the United Voices of the World (UVW) trade union, members of which are overwhelmingly immigrants. The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) has… Read More »Ministry of Justice workers to stage two-day strike over pay

Robot era shouldn’t mean end to workers’ rights, says UN agency

ILO calls for living wage and union bargaining as automation threatens jobs. World leaders have been urged by an influential United Nations agency to sign up to a universal labour guarantee to bolster fundamental workers’ rights, including adequate living wages and collective bargaining through trade unions. Designed to address rapid changes in the workplace triggered by the rise of the robot economy and technological automation,… Read More »Robot era shouldn’t mean end to workers’ rights, says UN agency