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Four recruitment trends to watch out for this hiring season

KPMG and REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) have produced their latest UK Report on Jobs.  In the press release, the findings suggest that recruitment in the UK is being affected by uncertainty around Brexit.  Their latest report took a look at figures from May 2019, and found further decline in permanent placements, which continues the steady […]

gender pay gap data

What does the 2019 Gender Pay Gap data tell us?

Following the submission of the 2019 gender pay gap data in April, fewer than half the UK’s biggest employers have succeeded in narrowing their gender pay gap. Overall, 78% of companies had a pay gap in favour of men, 14% favoured women and the rest reported no difference. Firms had until 4 April to file […]

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How to manage work related stress

April is ‘Stress Awareness Month’, which has been promoted by the Stress Management Society since 1992. In that time, wellbeing movements have become more visible, and mental health awareness has increased. The discussion is moving in the right direction, but we still have a long way to go to improve our relationship with stress, and reduce […]

employment law changes in april 2019

Employment law changes in April 2019

Employment Law Changes in April 2019 April is a busy month of the year for employment law changes.  With Brexit negotiations still underway, there’s an element of uncertainty over what other new changes may occur in the coming months. However, there are a few set-in-stone updates you need to know about that come into effect in […]

European Settlement Scheme

The EU Settlement Scheme: What can employers communicate?

Brexit has been the controversial word on everybody’s lips since the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) on Thursday 23rd June 2016. Some political commentators have warned that societal apathy is becoming dangerous as people tire of hearing about Brexit, choosing to sleepwalk towards the March 29th leave date. UK employers, however, do not […]

Employment Law Updates 2019

Employment law updates for 2019

The first month of the year is a great opportunity to look forward to the year ahead, and put plans in place to achieve your goals. So that your 2019 HR plans can be designed with upcoming employment law updates in mind, we’ve taken a look at the changes anticipated for the year ahead and […]

Employment Law developments

Five Key Employment Law Developments from 2018

In 2018 we saw a number of important employment law developments challenge the way that companies operate, and encourage employers to be more transparent, accountable and meet new expectations. We have summarised the top five developments of last year below. 1. Gender Pay Gap Reporting The gender pay gap is the difference in earnings between […]

Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

The Government consults on the Ethnicity Pay Gap

Last month the government published a consultation regarding whether organisations should report on pay gaps between people from different ethnic backgrounds. We consider how the proposal could impact employers if this came into force. Following the introduction of gender pay gap reporting in April 2017, the government has now published its consultation paper on reporting […]

Why SMEs should care about Gender Pay Gap

Should smaller organisations care about the Gender Pay Gap?

The results are out, the gender pay gap varies across industry sectors, but three quarters of the companies that participated in gender pay gap reporting pay men more than women. This is as a result of both society-led and organisation-driven reasons. But why should organisations with under 250 employees care? Closing the Gap To close the […]

Taylor Review

Good Work: The Government’s Response to the Taylor Review

The Taylor review was an independent review of modern working practices giving consideration to different forms of work and the impact on workers rights in addition to the challenges facing the labour market. The government has now published its response to that review which we have detailed in this post to outline the key points […]