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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 ...


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Mental health awareness – it’s OK to be pink and fluffy

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (running all this week and ending on Sunday) has been ‘Thriving, not surviving’, and there has been a spate of publicity given to mental health and wellbeing in recent weeks, ...


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Gender pay gap reporting is now in force; do you know your duties?

Among the ever-changing landscape of the UK’s labour market, one constant element has transcended the decades – the problem of the gender pay gap. This ‘gap’ refers to the difference between women’s and men’s av...