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Shadow Chancellor proposes employee ownership

John McDonnell’s proposed to compel large companies to move towards 10 percent employee ownership, but CBI says it will reduce productivity. It is surprising that the CBI's immediate reaction to Labour’s employee ownership plan is that it is a “diktat” or an imposition and will reduce productivity not increase it.

Article by: Chris Blundell | Published: 27 September 2018

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Why your employees’ financial wellbeing matters

For years, employers have not really had to think about providing support to their employees around financial and mental well-being. This of course could be a legacy culture from when individuals worked for their employer and in return employers offered what they needed: a salary plus some health benefits and a final salary pension once they left.  

Article by: Banafsheh Ghafoori | Published: 29 June 2018

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When does notice of termination take effect?

The Supreme Court’s decision last month in Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood was not just academically interesting, but also serves as another useful reminder to all HR practitioners of the importance of ensuring that any notice to terminate employment has been properly communicated to the employee in a clear and timely manner.

Article by: Leon Deakin | Published: 17 June 2018

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Self-employed staff, are they still a risk to your business?

We have all read the challenges made against Uber, Deliveroo, Addison Lee and Pimlico Plumbers by members of staff. The issue is not new and boils down to whether certain self-employed staff should be considered as employed (and subject to employers NI) and in turn whether they should then have employment rights and benefits.

Article by: Karen Holden | Published: 30 May 2018

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The steak holder experience

Restaurant chain Cattle Grid began in and around London, and is now expanding across the UK. The company decided that HR needed to prioritise employee experience, in order to build on that all-important customer experience and to meet growing expectations and competition and to drive this ambitious business forwards.

Article by: Matt Haworth | Published: 29 January 2018


Learning the hard way | Print – Issue 159 | Article of the Week

Every employer would swear that putting employees at the heart of corporate L&D to drive results is essential. But L&D is failing to deliver the development experiences and career progression that today's employees put at the top of the list of must-haves. Little wonder then that valuable talent is leaving.

Article by: Carol Leaman | Published: 24 January 2018

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A Compelling History Unlocks the Future

The future of employment requires greater responsibilities of the employer towards the employee. Forward-thinking employers have recognised that delegating some of their employment responsibilities to others, those requiring time and resources without generating revenue, is the way to success.

Article by: Centralus | Published: 10 January 2018

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Engaging environment challenges explained

Organisations that have good employee engagement generally thrive. This is because an engaged workforce has the commitment and pride in the organisation to willingly go the extra mile and actively want to stay with the organisation to build their career. What challenges do organisations and HR leaders face when striving to achieve engagement?

Article by: Nigel Purse | Published: 9 January 2018

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Change for employment status, again?

It comes hot on the heels of the recent appeal from Uber directly to the Supreme Court (a spectacular leap-frogging of the Court of Appeal) to try to overturn the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) finding that its drivers are, in fact, workers. There is already significant uncertainty amongst employers as to whether contract staff are indeed, self-employed contractors or are actually workers. Or, even worse, employees.

Article by: Andrea London | Published: 1 January 2018