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Ethnicity pay gap reporting to be debated in parliament

A petition calling for mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting for UK businesses that have 250 or more employees has received over 100,000 signatures. The petition was launched in March, before the death of George Floyd, but the protests that ensue...


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Two in three businesses have no clear employee training plans

New research from CIPD and Accenture shows firms must accelerate the move to digital learning experiences as the workplace goes virtual. Currently, only one in three (29%) organisations claim to have clear learning and development (L&D) plans ...


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Black Lives Matter – time for employers to act?

The news is currently dominated by the Black Lives matter campaign, following the death of George Floyd in the US. The protests that have followed have highlighted the serious problem of discrimination within our societies, an issue that lives wit...


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Business Secretary launches working groups to help Britain “bounce back” from Coronavirus

Business Secretary Alok Sharma is creating five new business-focused groups to “unleash Britain’s growth potential” and create jobs, as part of the government’s plans to help the economy bounce back from the coronavirus pan...


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Government considering guaranteed apprenticeships for young people, says prime minister

The prime minister has suggested the government could guarantee apprenticeships for all young people as part of efforts to boost employment as the country feels the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Boris Johnson told a press conference last w...


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Learning and development in FM: the impact of Covid-19

What impact has the Covid-19 pandemic had on learning and development in FM? Both COVID-19 and the immediate policy response from governments will have far-reaching consequences. From the way we choose to live and interact, to the way we reconcil...