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Gig economy: a testing ground for flexible working

In many ways, the ‘gig economy’ has become the testing ground for new ideas about flexible working patterns, which might become the model for Generation Z. For those seeking work, it is all about working as and when you want to do so; ...


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Terror threats: the modern employer’s responsibility to protect from attack?

Currently there is no escaping the reality of terror threats, with the attacks in Barcelona last week and the UK still on high alert after three separate attacks in as many months.  We’re all impacted to a degree, but there are those t...


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Navigating the friendly skies: what can employers learn from the United Airlines crisis?

Readers will have been unable to avoid the media storm caused by the United Airlines’ scandal, which provoked public outrage from the viral footage of a passenger being forcibly and violently removed from an overbooked flight from Chicago to...


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Workplace dress codes: time for a makeover?

In June 2017, a woman claimed she was sacked from her job at a bar in Hull after refusing to wear a bra to work. The bar denied the allegations, claiming no one had been dismissed, but the woman claimed she had been let go after inappropriate sexu...


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Asperger’s Syndrome – making adjustments to recruitment processes

A recent case considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has highlighted the need for employers to be flexible when it comes to recruitment practice, emphasising that one size should definitely not be made to fit all. Asperger’s Syn...


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The recruitment lifecycle for the job searcher

Getting your CV in front of a recruiting manager is half the battle when looking for the next step in your career.  To get the best results, spend time looking through the job advert or agency brief, and really try to understand what it ...