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New diversity and inclusivity standard launched

Diversity and inclusivity should be values that employers pride themselves on, but for many organisations the incorporation of protected characteristics within a legal framework means a ‘diverse’ and ‘inclusive’ workforce h... Continue reading


Labour dispute figures published

The Office for National Statistics has published its annual analysis of UK labour disputes in 2016, including working days lost, stoppages and workers involved. The number of working days lost due to labour disputes in 2016 was 322,000, which was... Continue reading


Giving references: the importance of being fair

The importance of giving accurate and fair information when being approached for a reference for an ex-employee has been highlighted by a recent case in which a man claimed a reference given by his ex-employer lost him a job offer. The Tribunal f... Continue reading


BIFM becomes Disability Confident Committed Employer

BIFM has become a Disability Confident Committed Employer to demonstrate its support of developing good practice around the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees. The scheme, which promotes a positive approa... Continue reading


Google employees boycott HR and deal with grievances themselves

Employees at Google have ditched human resources as a route to airing and solving their grievances and are instead utilising an employee-run message board, which is then created into a weekly email sent to subscribing employees, in order to get th... Continue reading


UK employers called on to employ more older workers

The Government’s Business Champion for Older Workers, Andy Briggs, is calling on UK employers to publicly commit to employing 12% more older workers by 2022 and to publish their workforce data by age. UK charity Business in the Community, w... Continue reading


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