One in five staff fails to take full holiday entitlement

More than one-fifth (22%) of the UK workforce did not use all their paid holiday entitlement in 2014, suggesting employees are being prevented from taking or feel unable to take the time off they are entitled to. The proportion of employees not taking their full holiday allowance, according to the annual research from Canada Life… Continue reading

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How employers can legitimately avoid being caught out by Tupe

Companies often ask their legal advisers how they can avoid the impact of Tupe on their commercial arrangements. A parallel with that sort of discussion is the distinction drawn between legitimate tax avoidance and unlawful tax evasion. The real question is the extent to which it is legitimate and possible for employers to manage their… Continue reading

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Skills shortage as just 9% of engineers are female

Employers are having trouble recruiting engineers with the right skills, according to a recent report. The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has found that new engineers are not meeting employers’ expectations and it could be down to what they learn in the classroom. According to the Express & Star, experts believe children should take… Continue reading

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Stuck in Traffic? Start the Clock – By HPC’s Ruth McCann

How many times do your colleagues/employees complain that they have been stuck in traffic on their way into and from work? In fact for some such workers, the journey time can feel like it is longer than the time they spend doing their actual job. Whereas in the past the time employees spent commuting wasn’t… Continue reading

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Introducing returnship programmes – By HPC’s Ruth McCann

Returnships originated in the USA with companies like PwC, Credit Sussie and Morgan Stanley now taking the lead in the introduction of such programmes like ‘Back to Business’ lasting 10- 12 weeks. Whilst these programmes are accessible for those who have decided to return to work, they are particularly aimed at women who may have… Continue reading

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HR Horror Stories – Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls, By Eluned Ward

As Halloween draws close, it’s only fair that we provide some cautionary tales of when things go wrong when dealing with employees Ghosts As individuals we are all affected by what has happened in the past, and this is much the same for companies.  Before companies make decisions around employees, including their terms and conditions… Continue reading

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Introducing returnship programmes – By HPC’s Ruth McCann

Returnships originated in the USA with companies like PwC, Credit Sussie and Morgan Stanley now taking the lead in the introduction of such programmes like ‘Back to Business’ lasting 10- 12 weeks. Whilst these programmes are accessible for those who have decided to return to work, they are particularly aimed at women who may have… Continue reading

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