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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 […]

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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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The General Data Protection Regulation: 4 steps to ensure your ongoing compliance

For many businesses, employers and professionals, May 2018 was a stressful time. Getting ready for the General Data Protection Regulation meant that we had to audit our practices, and make changes to our data protection processes in order to comply with the new regulations in time for the May deadline. The General Data Protection Regulation […]

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Four ways to combat workplace bullying and harassment

Workplace bullying and harassment is more common than you may think. Not many people know what to do if they’re being bullied or harassed, or even what amounts to bullying and harassment, which means that a high percentage of incidents are not reported. Workplace harassment has received a lot of public criticism in the media […]

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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 […]

Managing short-term and long-term sickness absence

Managing short-term and long-term sickness absence

Managing sickness absence effectively can be challenging for employers, it often requires a sensitive approach coupled with a good understanding of the law and it can become difficult to create balance between supporting the employee and encouraging them back to work. When looking at the management of sickness at work, it’s important to first understand […]

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Employment law round up: Discrimination claims at tribunal

To keep you up to date with relevant developments in employment law, we’ve drafted a summary of some of the most recent cases and what they mean for your employment practices. This includes examples of the importance of following fair procedures and policies to treat all employees equally and avoid discrimination claims. We also look […]

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 […]

How to avoid unfair dismissal claims when employees “blow the whistle”

Blowing the Whistle There have been a number of high profile whistleblowing cases in the media recently, with disclosures being reported across different industries, from sexual harassment, to malpractice in the NHS. A number of these cases have been scrutinised for the poor treatment of whistleblowers, and the incorrect use of non-disclosure agreements to keep them silent. […]

Five tips to optimise your job adverts for Google for Jobs

What is Google for Jobs? Google for Jobs is a powerful new tool that enables job seekers to find and apply for roles in a few clicks… all from the Google search bar. It works in a similar way to collated job boards such as Indeed, which pulls data and vacancies from across a multitude […]