Analysis: Why LGBT inclusion at work matters – and not just in the UK

Role of organisations in pushing for LGBT acceptance tops agenda at The Economist’s Pride and Prejudice event The challenges facing the LGBT community overseas dominated discussions at The Economist’s ambitious Pride and Prejudice event last week – a 24-hour debate on the business and economic case for LGBT diversity and inclusion spanning three continents. “How… Continue reading

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Brexit threatens supply of skilled talent to the UK, research warns

Labour market in flux as living wage and EU referendum loom The global war for talent could be about to get a lot harder for British employers, according to research from Manpower, as a vote to leave the EU would restrict the UK’s access to foreign workers. According to the latest employment figures from the… Continue reading

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HR must build bridges with business leaders, says study

Emphasising innovation seen as key to improving business relevance, while C-suite prioritises agility HR professionals could do more to help business leaders achieve their goals by increasing the organisational focus on innovation and building a stronger partnership between HR and the C-suite, according to a new study. Leadership Connections 2016: HR and the C-suite driving… Continue reading

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Employers ‘risk millions’ in damages over consultation failings

Lawyers warn troubled businesses to engage staff following £6.25 million payout to former steelworkers Employers must consult with their staff over potential redundancies, even when the end result is inevitable, employment lawyers have urged – or risk a multimillion-pound bill if their actions are found wanting. The warning comes after former SSI steelworkers were awarded… Continue reading

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What would a new state retirement age mean for employers?

Average age of leaving the workforce may reach 70-plus, experts predict, with implications for skills, training and pension costs The burden on employers to help their staff adequately fund their retirement is going to become ever greater, with the state pension likely to increase to 70 and beyond in future years, experts have warned. With… Continue reading

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