Appeal rejected in landmark holiday pay case

Unison defends ruling at EAT to secure money for workers on commission An appeal in a landmark case on holiday pay has been rejected by the Employment Appeal Tribunal today, meaning people who earn commission will see their pay bumped up to include it. The decision in the long-running saga of British Gas v Lock… Continue reading

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Foreign graduates command 30 per cent pay premium

Employers in finance, IT, compliance and data analysis hire most overseas graduates An analysis of 32,000 university graduates working in the UK has revealed employers are paying a premium of up to 30 per cent to foreign graduates. The analysis, by crowd-sourcing data firm Emolument, confirmed that for jobs with the highest proportions of foreign… Continue reading

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Sexual harassment: tribunal awards £830k to NHS HR director

An employment tribunal has awarded more than £830,000 to an NHS HR director who was constructively dismissed and harassed after she rejected sexual advances from the NHS trust’s chairman. Stephen Simpson rounds up tribunal decisions reported in the previous week. NHS trust’s former HR director wins sexual harassment employment tribunal A former HR director who brought… Continue reading

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Cyber security and job cuts top agenda for UK banking chiefs, finds PwC

UK finance bosses have ‘markedly’ different expectations to global peers Looking ahead to 2016, UK banking chief executives expect an increase in cyber-attacks, headcount reductions, and tougher expectations from stakeholders over banking transparency, according to a survey from PwC. While almost four out of 10 (36 per cent) banking and capital markets leaders were particularly… Continue reading

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Effectively managing a resignation – By HPC’s Eluned Ward

I was once told think of an organisation as a bucket of water, and when somebody leaves it is like you remove a cup of water from the bucket – it causes ripples but eventually it will return to a smooth surface. How long those ripples continue will depend on how a resignation is handled.… Continue reading

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