Jasmine Urquhart

Junior Writer

Jasmine is a junior writer at People Management. Contact her at  jasmine.urquhart@haymarket.com or 020 8267 5021

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Majority of L&D professionals believe line managers need specific training for hybrid working

But poll also finds most firms have not increased their learning and development budgets since the start of the pandemic

Ruby McGregor-Smith keynote at the Festival of Work

ESG ‘should be driven’ by HR, says CIPD president

Starting the second day of Festival of Work at London’s Olympia and online, Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith tells delegates that purpose must be at the heart of businesses’ agendas

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MP calls for statutory leave for unpaid carers

Proposed legislation could benefit more than two million employees who have unpaid caring responsibilities

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Hybrid working did not reduce economic divides, research finds

Pandemic failed to cause ‘death of the city’, but nor has it reduced geographical inequalities, a think tank has said

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Less than one in 20 employees offered pay rise to cope with cost of living, survey finds

Poll also reveals just a quarter were granted an increase after asking for one, as experts urge employers to offer staff living wage

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New mothers earn £70,000 less over a decade, think tank finds

Research reveals women with children could see their earnings fall by 10 per cent in 10 years, as experts call for ‘national solution’ to high cost of childcare

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Experts urge employers to continue supporting staff with cost of living after government announces support package

The chancellor unveiled £15bn worth of help for households, but employers can still do more to help with financial wellbeing

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Flexible furlough led to increased openness around part-time working, survey finds

Later stages of job retention scheme helped managers learn how to design part time work and plan resource to match peaks in demand, study says

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Emotional stress is passed on through socialising

Work-based social ties are a "double-edged sword", research finds

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Working while unwell drains you of energy

A study has found that presenteeism doesn't necessarily pay

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Could HR Solve…? Suits

A law firm’s future is at risk when one of its top hires turns out to be a fraud

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College broke Covid health and safety rules, watchdog’s investigation into employee death finds

HSE report was ‘inconclusive’ over whether professor caught the virus at work, but experts say the case is still a ‘stark reminder’ of the importance of workplace safety

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Calling a man ‘bald’ is sex-related harassment, tribunal rules

Factory electrician wins claims of sex-related harassment, wrongful dismissal and detriment after being called a ‘bald c***’ by a colleague

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Employers ‘running out of steam’ on pay rises as talent shortages continue, CIPD finds

Experts urge firms to focus on revising their benefits offerings as report reveals less than a third expect to increase wages to attract new hires

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Half of older women will need to work beyond retirement age, poll finds

Research shows the majority of women over 45 have worked part time or taken career breaks, reducing or eliminating their pension contributions

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Two in five employees have quit because of bad manager, study finds

Poll also reveals more than half of those thinking about leaving their roles said it was because of their boss

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Half of workers would not trust part-time colleague with ‘business critical’ responsibilities, analysis finds

Yet figures revealed by Timewise also show 750,000 senior positions in the UK are occupied by part-time employees

Neil Parish

How should HR deal with employees looking at adult content in the workplace?

After an MP admitted to watching pornography in the House of Commons, HR and employment law experts explain what policies and procedures businesses should have in place

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Sickness absence rate highest in over a decade, ONS data shows

Nearly 150 million days were lost in 2021, with experts urging employers not to ‘exacerbate’ health issues when returning to the workplace

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400,000 people have left the workforce for health reasons since Covid, report finds

IPPR analysis finds loss of workers equates to £8bn loss in economic output in 2022 alone