Jasmine Urquhart

Junior Writer

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

Disabled employee at computer desk talking to colleague

Disability pay gap widens compared to previous year, new data reveals

Figures show disabled employees earned almost £2 per hour less than non-disabled workers in 2021, yet gap has narrowed since before Covid

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Government worker with musculoskeletal condition was discriminated against after other employees used her desk, tribunal finds

Employer began disciplinary proceedings after claimant complained about specialist equipment being moved and adjusted by colleagues under hot desking policy

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Staff shortages causing unmanageable workloads for third of workers, survey finds

Experts urge businesses to focus on reducing time to hire as staff feel ‘pressure of empty seats’

P&O Ferries ship with two onlookers viewing from a cliff

More than 1,000 business leaders call for tighter governance rules after P&O scandal

Company directors should be compelled to align objectives with societal and environmental concerns, MPs are told

Characters Doctor Adam Kay (right) and colleague Shruti Acharya

Could HR Solve…? This is Going to Hurt

Overwork and lack of support are just some of the problems faced in the series

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Good working relationships lead to creativity

Study finds supportive friendships between colleagues lead to more creative work

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Sustainability investment benefits SMEs

Research reveals good ESG performance can reduce credit risk

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Business scandals don’t always affect reputation

Study shows a company's standing can be surprisingly resilient

Man aged 50+ presenting during a work meeting

Economic inactivity among men aged between 50-64 highest on record, official figures show

But despite ‘mass exodus’ of older workers, one in five who left the labour market during the pandemic would consider returning

Care home worker with a mask on helping a resident walk around the care home

Two in three shift workers say their job affects their health, report finds

Experts urge employers to conduct ‘health temperature checks’ of irregular workers, warning that poorly organised shifts can harm retention

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Hiring activity slows to a 12-month low as economic uncertainty grows, employer poll finds

Businesses warned the competition for staff is still ‘fierce’ as experts encourage firms to look internally for talent

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Hybrid working may not be beneficial for the environment, study finds

Research shows remote workers travel a greater distance per week than office workers and are more likely to take a greater number of non-work trips

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Line managers report larger team sizes compared to pre-pandemic, survey finds

Experts say they are the ‘glue that keeps an organisation running’, but study shows two in five are now heading up teams of more than 10 people

Employee looking stressed at his computer

Employee wellbeing falling down business agenda post pandemic, CIPD report finds

Fewer HR professionals think their senior leaders prioritise workforce health compared to last year, with many also reporting the continued impact of long Covid

Graduates more likely to leave employer now than at any point pre-pandemic, study finds

But experts highlight that younger workers have ‘surprising sticking power’ if managed properly

One in 10 employees don’t earn enough to pay for food and bills, CIPD poll finds

Research also reveals a quarter would be unable to cope with a £300 emergency, and half do not earn enough to save for retirement

Two-thirds of workers thought their last pay rise was unfair, survey finds

Four in five employees say their pay isn’t keeping up with the rising cost of living, as experts urge firms to be ‘more creative’ with their reward strategies

Tutor asked to address personal hygiene issue with mature student was victim of sex discrimination, tribunal finds

Judge highlights charity’s assumption that women were ‘better suited’ to such a task and that at least one man could have also performed it

P&O sackings: Is ferry operator’s decision legal?

After the firm fired 800 employees on the spot via a pre-recorded video, People Management explores the legalities of the ‘inhumane’ move with employment law experts

Employers to be given duty to prevent workplace harassment under new treaty

International convention set to come into effect next year will send ‘clear signal’ that businesses need to do more, experts say