UK employment at highest level since 1971, ONS reveals

Employment in the UK has grown as the number of people in work has reached at the highest levels since records began in 1971. Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) for July to September 2015 found there were 31.21 million people in work, 177,000 more than for April to June 2015 and 419,000… Continue reading

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Its just Banter – By Eluned Ward

How many times have you heard the expression ‘its just banter’?  The expression makes whatever has happened seem a bit of harmless fun but because humour is subjective organisations what one person sees as a bit of fun and everyone is getting on, another person can have a very different view of the situation. Banter… Continue reading

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Employers need to respond carefully to ‘blackmail’ from departing employees

Threats during settlement negotiations should be challenged to prevent further damage Settlement agreements are designed to settle actual or potential claims or the terms on which an individual’s employment comes to an end. Negotiating them can be highly sensitive. In difficult situations, especially those involving claims of unlawful discrimination or whistleblowing, the allegations an employee… Continue reading

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Lack of diversity in the creative industries limiting organisations’ growth

Lack of diversity in the creative industries is limiting organisations’ growth, according to a report by the Creative Industries Federation in partnership with MOBO “This study not only exposes social inequalities in the creative industries’ workforces but also shows that there are hard-headed economic reasons for tackling them,” said John Kampfner, CEO of the Creative… Continue reading

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Employers may need to access recruits’ medical records after Glasgow bin lorry case

What to do when employees fail to disclose health issues prior to employment The driver of the Glasgow bin lorry who crashed after blacking out at the wheel last December in the city centre killing six people has been arrested following allegations of a driving offence, according to reports. A fatal accident inquiry has heard… Continue reading

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