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    SalesTrip defies effects of pandemic on business travel with seed investment round

    Company closes $1.4m seed round led by Floreat Group Reports YOY growth of 250% with record year of customer acquisition 15th January 2021, London: SalesTrip, an expense management and travel booking software company, today announces it has raised $1.4m in seed funding. Led by Floreat Group, an independent and privately held group, investment comes in […] More

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    Firing Workers When Political Expression Goes Too Far

    ​Political expression by employees takes many forms—from friendly office banter to shouting matches that disrupt the workplace. Off-duty political expression can run the gamut too, from yard signs supporting certain causes or candidates to unlawful activity, such as what the nation witnessed on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol building. When can employees who’ve engaged […] More

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    Washington, D.C. Bans Noncompete Agreements

    ​Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser moved the city one step closer to implementing the broadest ban on noncompetition agreements in the country. We’ve rounded up resources and articles from SHRM Online and other outlets to provide context. Near Complete Ban On January 11, Bowser signed into law a bill prohibiting nearly all noncompetes for workers in […] More

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    DHS Announces Countries Eligible for H-2A, H-2B Visas

    ​Citizens of Mongolia, Samoa and Tonga will no longer be eligible to come to the U.S. under certain temporary work visas because those countries are failing to meet program standards, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Jan 13. Citizens from Samoa and Tonga will not be eligible for either the H-2A or H-2B […] More

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    Artesian takes Commercial Banking Automation to the Next Level with the Launch of Artesian Connect™

    15th January 2021: Artesian Solutions, a leading provider of client relationship intelligence and risk solutions, has today announced the launch of Artesian Connect™, a new way to solve complex and high-value frontline and middle office commercial banking challenges. Artesian Connect™ combines leading advances in data-science with a revolutionary way to harness the collective expertise which […] More

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    Artesian takes Underwriting Acumen to the Next Level with the Launch of Artesian Connect™

    15th January 2021: Artesian Solutions, a leading provider of client relationship intelligence and risk solutions, has today announced the launch of Artesian Connect™, a new way to solve complex and high-value commercial underwriting challenges. Artesian Connect™ combines leading advances in data-science with a revolutionary way to harness the collective expertise which exists in an underwriting […] More

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    Alex Blowers appointed as new chair of INCA

    Press Release The body representing the challenger internet network providers also welcomes CityFibre back into membership London, UK, 15 January – INCA’s board has appointed CityFibre’s head of regulation to be the association’s new Chair. Alex Blowers is one of the biggest hitters in policy and regulation in the sector and his appointment will add […] More

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    Number of overseas nationals leaving UK could have reached 1.3 million

    Christian Mueller / Shutterstock.com Up to 1.3 million overseas nationals have left the UK over the past year, with almost 700,000 non-UK born workers having vacated London alone, according to a study. The Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence found an “unprecedented” fall in the number of foreign-born residents in the UK when it applied an […] More

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    President-Elect Biden Calls for Paid Leave During Pandemic

    ​President-elect Joe Biden provided an overview Jan. 14 of his proposal to fight the coronavirus, help workers and strengthen the U.S. economy. His plan has two phases. The first is the “American Rescue Plan” the president-elect is asking Congress to pass immediately. The second is a forthcoming broader recovery package of policy priorities, including infrastructure, […] More

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    Equal pay: Tesco ordered to disclose warehouse staff pay information

    Shutterstock Tesco has been ordered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal to disclose information it holds about how much its warehouse staff are paid – evidence which could be key to the equal pay case being brought against the retailer by shop floor workers. On Wednesday (13 January), the EAT dismissed an appeal the supermarket giant […] More

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    Workers in ‘postcode lottery’ for self-isolation payments

    Test and Trace staff at a centre in Liverpool. More testing is now being rolled outPeter Byrne/PA Wire/PA Images The government should “urgently review” its £500 compensation scheme for workers who have been asked to self isolate by NHS Test and Trace, according to the CIPD. The HR body sent Freedom of Information requests to […] More

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    Ask HR: How Can Organizations Offer Health and Wellness Benefits in 2021?

    ​SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is answering HR questions as part of a series for USA Today. The questions are submitted by readers, and Taylor’s answers below have been edited for length and clarity. Do you have an HR or work-related question you’d like him to answer? Submit it here. My office […] More

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