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Parents ‘raid savings and pensions’ to cover childcare

February 19, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

The latest research from campaign group Pregnant Then Screwed found that 45.9% of parents have had to raid their savings to cover nursery or childminder fees, as their salary does not cover it. Half of single parents have had to […]


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Gen Z workers say they are worried about AI replacing them

February 15, 2024

Via: HR Dive

About 43% of workers across generations are worried that another employee with better skills in generative artificial intelligence could replace them in their role in the next year, according to a Feb. 12 report from D2L, a learning technology company. […]


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Pay growth continues to outpace inflation

February 13, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

The annual increase in regular weekly earnings without bonuses was 6.2% in October to December 2023, according to the Office for National Statistics’ February labour market figures. But when adjusted for inflation using the CPIH measure, regular pay rose by […]


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Terminating an Employee? These Are the Legal Ins and Outs You Need to Know

February 7, 2024

Via: Entrepreneur

Insubordination. IP disclosure. Misconduct. Breach of restrictive covenant. All of these are legitimate reasons to fire someone, but what do HR managers and business owners need to know about the legal technicalities surrounding employment termination? Components of a legal termination […]


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Generative AI may have a ‘high human cost,’ SHRM report says

February 6, 2024

Via: HR Dive

In the decade ahead, CHROs and their colleagues will need to navigate several disruptions due to increasing adoption of generative AI in the workplace, according to a report from the Society for Human Resource Management and The Burning Glass Institute. […]


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30% of hiring managers say they steer clear of Gen Z

January 29, 2024

Via: HR Dive

Gen Z will be hard to ignore as Glassdoor predicts Zoomers will overtake Baby Boomers in workforce numbers this year. “Recognizing the unique challenges that Gen Zers face in assimilating into a company’s culture is the initial step to effectively […]


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Wellbeing: Staff losing a day of productive time per week

January 23, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

Health insurer Vitality found that employees lose an estimated 43.6 days annually to health concerns including musculoskeletal conditions, depression and poor sleep quality. This rises to 59.7 days per worker for those under 30, who despite being more physically active […]


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Research identifies six post-pandemic worker types

January 16, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

Its survey of 3,000 full-time UK employees asked what motivated or deterred people from applying for a certain job, and found that the majority felt work needed to fit around their life, with 72% stating that their career must allow […]


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What Does the NLRB’s New Rule on Joint Employer Status Mean for Employers?

January 16, 2024

Via: HR Hero

On October 26, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) issued its most recent standard (the “2023 Rule”) for determining when two (or more) entities are considered “joint employers” under the National Labor Relations Act.  The 2023 Rule supplants […]


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Heightened labor scrutiny looms over workplace rules

January 2, 2024

Via: HR Dive

Rolling out even ordinary workplace rules can put in-house counsel in a legal minefield if the organization tries to do it while employees are unionizing, labor specialists say. The National Labor Relations Board earlier this year changed how it evaluates […]


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HR leaders report waning optimism around retention, engagement

December 14, 2023

Via: HR Dive

Despite a cooler labor market and improved hiring outlook, HR leaders’ expectations continue to decline around two key areas — retention and employee engagement — according to a Dec. 12 report from The Conference Board. Overall, The Conference Board CHRO […]


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New York Laws Affect Freelancer Protections and Discrimination Claims

December 4, 2023

Via: SHRM

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed bills enacting the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, extending the statute of limitations to file a lawsuit alleging unlawful discriminatory practices, and barring the inclusion of liquidated damages provisions in settlement agreements for claims […]


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8 HR Trends for 2024

November 21, 2023

Via: HR Exchange Network

With 2024 just around the corner, Human Resources professionals are contemplating the near future. Everyone is looking into that crystal ball to try and understand what the most pressing issues in talent management will be. HR Exchange Network is no […]


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What Employers Need to Know about the New Workplace Violence Prevention Standards

November 17, 2023

Via: HR Hero

On September 30, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 553 creating new workplace violence prevention standards in California. The law consists of the first general industry workplace violence prevention requirement in the United States. Under the law—specifically Labor […]


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Workplace Monitoring Via Video, GPS Has Legal Ramifications

November 15, 2023

Via: SHRM

With more employers monitoring workers with cameras and GPS trackers, federal regulators and states have taken steps to strengthen employee privacy rights. Some employers rely on cameras that record employees and customers throughout company property. Elsewhere, employees have GPS trackers […]


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Pay growth slowing, but still above inflation

November 14, 2023

Via: Personnel Today

Annual growth in regular pay excluding bonuses in Great Britain was 7.7% in July to September 2023, according to the Office for National Statistics. This was slightly down compared with previous periods, but was still among the highest annual growth […]


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Employers delayed seasonal recruitment over economy fears

November 3, 2023

Via: Personnel Today

According to the latest labour market tracker by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and Lightcast, the increase in job adverts in the week to 22 October would in most years be seen at least a month or two earlier […]


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NLRB Adopts Expanded Joint Employer Rule

October 26, 2023

Via: SHRM

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released a final rule Oct. 26 to provide a broadened standard for when two employers that conduct business together are considered to be joint employers and thus liable for one another’s unfair labor practices. […]


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A Reminder for Employers: Review Your Separation Agreements

October 25, 2023

Via: HR Hero

Companies routinely use separation agreements with departing employees. Through those agreements, the employee receives some type of separation benefit (typically a payment or severance) in exchange for waiving and releasing any potential claims against the company. The goal is to […]


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Evolving HR: FMLA and the Modern Workplace

October 20, 2023

Via: HR Hero

Employers with over 50 employees regularly address employees’ requests for leave under the FMLA. When the FMLA was originally enacted in 1993, the workplace looked a bit different than it does now. Most employees went to a main worksite and […]