Jasmine Urquhart

Junior Writer

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

Majority of businesses implementing four-day week, report finds

Study reveals employers that implemented shorter week collectively saved more than £100bn through improved productivity and lower running costs

Jobseeker banned from tribunals service after making more than 40 ‘vexatious’ claims

Serial claimant handed indefinite prohibition after bringing cases ‘without any reasonable grounds’ following job application rejections over an eight-year period

Government launches initiatives to ‘level up’ opportunities for working women

Announcement includes pilot project to improve pay transparency and close salary gaps, as well as returners programme for STEM careers

FTSE 100 firms failing to report meaningful diversity data, CIPD study finds

Analysis finds significant figures on inclusion, wellbeing and skills investment are lacking in almost all reports from the UK’s top firms

Marketing assistant unfairly dismissed after employer ‘engineered’ redundancy process, tribunal rules

Holiday company was looking to increase its social media presence after not getting as many ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ as its competitor

Third of women have missed work because of menopause symptoms, parliamentary committee finds

MPs call on businesses to better support those experiencing symptoms, as just one in 10 have asked for adjustments such as flexible working or temperature control

Lack of essential skills training leads to lower wages, study finds

Those who had access to learning including communication and problem solving at school can earn almost £6k a year more

Jobseeker circling a job advert in a newspaper

Half of UK firms struggling to recruit

One in 10 businesses also report that the new points-based immigration system is exacerbating labour shortages

Group of employees gathered around a computer

Friendliness favoured over skill in teammates

Those who are trustworthy are more likely to be chosen for group work, research reveals

Artificial intelligence has not caused loss of jobs

Study finds less than a quarter of firms that introduced AI had seen an overall loss of roles

Christine Quinn of Selling Sunset holding her newborn baby

Could HR solve...? Selling Sunset

A high-end estate agent is threatened with dismissal while on maternity leave

Senior executive called ‘old fossil’ by boss was victim of age discrimination, tribunal finds

Claimant was also victimised and unfairly dismissed after being sacked without undergoing a formal performance management process

A third of employers plan to scrap ‘stay at home’ requirements for Covid-positive workers, poll finds

Employers warned to carefully consider the ‘legalities of policies’ as self-isolation rules in England end tomorrow

What does ‘living with Covid’ mean for HR?

Businesses have been urged to remain cautions as the prime minister announces the end of the final coronavirus restrictions in England

Half of black women believe they will be overlooked for promotions, study finds

Employers have been urged to do more to address the ‘structural and cultural barriers’ that perpetuate inequality at work

Educational consultant unfairly dismissed following year-long absence due to cancer, tribunal finds

The early years expert was put at a disadvantage when she was asked to interview for her role during a restructuring process

Prisoners to be offered apprenticeships to help tackle skills shortages

Government announces new regulations to allow offenders to apply for placements in ‘vital industries’ including hospitality and construction

End of self-isolation rules: how is HR reacting?

As Boris Johnson hints the requirements for those who test positive might be lifted a month earlier than planned, People Management explores what businesses need to know

Half of employers have staff with long Covid, CIPD research finds

Experts urge firms to better train line managers to recognise illness, with significant proportion of employees experiencing symptoms during the last year

Half of unemployed men aged 50+ out of work for a year or more, study finds

Commentators call on employers to address age discrimination by reviewing recruitment and selection processes