General Election manifesto digest – a breakdown for HR professionals

HR Review have gathered a basic breakdown for HR Professionals about some of the proposals regarding employment by the political parties vying for victory at the election on June the 8th.   Hours & Pay Labour: The Labour party have proposed to ban zero-hours contracts and unpaid internships, and raise minimum wage to the living wage… Continue reading

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Conservatives pledge better employee representation on company boards

A new Conservative government would require listed companies to ensure the interests of their employees are sufficiently represented at board level, according to the party’s manifesto. The commitment is one of several proposals put forward by the party to ensure that boards “take account of the interests not just of shareholders but employees, suppliers and… Continue reading

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Worker fired over coffee mug highlights zero-tolerance policy problems

Leadership in business requires policies which are strict but do not cross the line when it comes to letting employees go as an overreaction.   HR Grapevine covered a story regarding factory worker Craig Reed who was recently fired from his role after a prank intended for one person inadvertently offended a co-worker. The Sun… Continue reading

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One in five UK employees have resigned over a terrible boss

A Glassdoor study has revealed that one in five UK employees has resigned over a terrible boss in their workplace. The study of 2,000 UK workers discovered that the most common issue with management was ‘disrespectful’ behaviour, which was flagged by almost half (43 per cent) of respondents, and ranged from ignoring employees to taking… Continue reading

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Liberal Democrat manifesto: guarantees for EU workers and stricter corporate governance

The Liberal Democrats have released their manifesto should they be able to beat Labour and the Conservatives in June’s election. Personnel Today has summarised the key points:   1. Rights of EU nationals The Lib-Dems will press for the UK to “unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU nationals in the UK, ending their ongoing uncertainty”.… Continue reading

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