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How will AI (Artificial Intelligence) affect employment law?

Around 30% of jobs may be at high risk of automation by the early 2030s, according to PwC’s latest UK Economic Outlook report. Transportation and storage, manufacturing and wholesale, and retail are the sectors most at risk, w...


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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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Building mentally healthy workplaces: support AND prevention needed

During Mental Health Awareness Week this week it’s a good time to take stock of how employers can develop the most effective framework to foster good mental health at work. The CIPD 2016 Absence management survey, in partnership with Simplyh...


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Dress codes: balancing the needs of employer and employee

When a receptionist was sent home from PricewaterhouseCoopers for declining to wear high heels, more than 150,000 people signed a petition calling on the Government to make it illegal for employers to require staff to wear high heels. Dress codes ...


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Gig economy: where do volunteers stand?

The recent trend of ‘gig’ economy cases involving companies including Uber, Pimlico Plumbers and the pending Deliveroo case have brought employment status and employment rights into the public eye. These cases have highlighted the impo...