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New report encourages employers to operate smarter, green businesses

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched a new ‘Responsible Business Report’ with recommendations for real estate firms to develop and implement responsible business practices, to improve their business culture,...


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New government must “get health and safety done”

The chartered body for safety and health professionals, IOSH, has called for the Conservative Government to “get health and safety done” by committing to the protection of workers’ rights and future-proofing the UK’s world-...


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Lloyd's of London issues trans and non-binary inclusion guide

Following claims of sexual harassment earlier this year, Lloyd’s of London has issued a guide to the inclusion of trans and non-binary people in the workplace as part of a cultural overhaul of the insurance market. Published in conjunction ...


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Hiring confidence falls to seven-year low

UK employers are reporting their weakest hiring confidence in seven years, according to new research from ManpowerGroup. Declining confidence in nearly every sector and region paints a sluggish picture for the start of 2020, with only a few bright...


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TUPE covers workers, not just employees, Tribunal finds

In a case involving gig economy workers, an Employment Tribunal decision has been made that could have significant implications for employers. Unlike other cases debating the status and rights of workers, as opposed to employees, this latest case...


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Pay must be ‘perceived’ to be ‘fair’ as well as equal

HR need to pay closer attention to ‘perceived fairness’ when it comes to what people in their organisation are paid, according to new data published by the CIPD, The Reward Management survey. In particular, the report highlights that:...