The housing crisis and generation rent

In towns and cities where accommodation is expensive, what can employers do to help their staff live close to where they want to work?

08 August 2018

Sickness absence rate falls to the lowest on record

UK workers in 2017 took on average half as many sick days as they did in 1993, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

08 August 2018

HSE to prosecute two firms over Pembrokeshire refinery explosion

Two firms face prosecution over an incident at an oil refinery in Pembrokeshire in which four people died and a fifth was seriously injured.

03 August 2018

Paternity leave: only 9% of employers offer more than two weeks

According to a report by benchmarking service Incomes Data Research (IDR), fewer than one in 10 (9% of) employers offer more than the statutory minimum paternity leave of two weeks.

31 July 2018

Immigration: a necessity for British business?

With Brexit set for March 2019, we take a look at what businesses in hospitality, farming and technology think it will mean for them.

27 July 2018

Pensions: the state of play

The ageing workforce can’t be put out to pasture just yet, and employers are having to shoulder some of the pensions burden.

25 July 2018

Retaining staff the affordable way

It may come as no surprise, but research from the US says 44% of office workers cite money as the main reason for seeking employment elsewhere.

25 July 2018

Appeal court rules no minimum wage for sleep-in jobs

The court ruled that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) does not need to be paid for the time when a worker employed on “sleep-in” duties is sleeping.

25 July 2018

How employers can help working parents during the summer

The school summer holidays can pose a financial and logistical challenge for working parents, particularly those who rely on term-time breakfast and after-school clubs.

24 July 2018

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