Dealing with ‘ghosting’ in the workplace

According to a report in the Financial Times, many organisations have experienced bad behaviours from candidates, including no-shows for scheduled job interviews and even successful recruits failing to turn up for their first day in a new job.

16 August 2018

Apprenticeship starts down by a third

The number of people starting an apprenticeship fell by 34% in the academic year 2017/18, prompting calls for an “urgent reassessment” of the system.

16 August 2018

Holiday pay and term-time workers: the 12.07% challenge

Full-time workers should be treated less favourably than term-time workers when calculating holiday pay, according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), as in the recent case of Brazel v the Harpur Trust.

16 August 2018

New manslaughter sentencing guidelines increase jail terms

Employers found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter after a workplace fatality are likely to face stiffer jail terms under a new guideline published by the Sentencing Council.

16 August 2018

Business committee calls for smaller companies to publish gender pay gap

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has published a report calling for the gender pay gap reporting initiative to be extended to include firms with 50 employees or more.

16 August 2018

The housing crisis and generation rent

In towns and cities where accommodation is expensive, what can employers do to help their staff live close to where they want to work?

08 August 2018

Sickness absence rate falls to the lowest on record

UK workers in 2017 took on average half as many sick days as they did in 1993, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

08 August 2018

HSE to prosecute two firms over Pembrokeshire refinery explosion

Two firms face prosecution over an incident at an oil refinery in Pembrokeshire in which four people died and a fifth was seriously injured.

03 August 2018

Paternity leave: only 9% of employers offer more than two weeks

According to a report by benchmarking service Incomes Data Research (IDR), fewer than one in 10 (9% of) employers offer more than the statutory minimum paternity leave of two weeks.

31 July 2018

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