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    Staff put in seven unpaid hours a week during pandemic

    Shutterstock The average employee worked 7.7 hours of unpaid overtime each week in 2020 and as a result lost out on £7,000 in wages for work completed out of hours. According to analysis by the TUC, more than 3.3 million people worked unpaid overtime in 2020 – roughly 12% of the working population. This figure […] More

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    DWP ‘on track’ to hit work coaches recruitment target

    Image: Shutterstock The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has hired an additional 10,000 work coaches, who will provide job-seekers with advice around upskilling and finding their next role. Last year the government set a target of recruiting 13,500 Jobcentre Plus work coaches by the end of March 2021 – taking the work coach workforce […] More

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    European Commission to consult over future of gig economy

    Photo: Shutterstock The European Commission on Wednesday began its consultation on the rights of gig economy workers whose labour is governed by digital platforms. The commission’s process is made up of two parts: the first, which will last six weeks, will see businesses, workers and unions consulted on “the need and direction of possible EU […] More

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    EMD adopts Sourcing Code of Conduct

    Press Release Milestone for retail alliance committed to Responsibility and Sustainable Sourcing EMD supports Private Label suppliers in meeting the set criteria Launching cooperation with A-Brand suppliers in Sustainability Pfäffikon/Switzerland. Responsibility for people, working conditions and the environment – as Europe’s leading purchasing alliance, EMD has always been committed to this. Now the top issue […] More

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    How Flexible Rewards Programs Boost Employee Engagement

    Whether it’s work schedules or health benefits, employees prefer to have options rather than a blanket approach imposed by their employer. The same is true with employee achievement rewards, which recognize employees for their successes—and by doing so, help to increase employee motivation and engagement with their organizations. Recognition awards also help to reinforce behaviors […] More

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    Ask HR: How Do I Handle an Inappropriate Social Media Post?

    ​SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is answering HR questions as part of a series for USA Today.  Do you have an HR or work-related question you’d like him to answer? Submit it here. An employee of mine recently posted inappropriate content about our company to their personal social media account. I […] More

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    UKCloud announces programme to drive digital innovation through partner ecosystem

    UKCloud’s focus and commitment to its ‘Powered By’ programme demonstrates how Technology Providers are key to digital transformation across public sector. London – 25th February 2021 – UKCloud, the multi-cloud experts dedicated to making transformation happen across UK public sector, has today announced its new Partner Programme designed to drive further digital innovation in both […] More

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    USU Receives Enterprise Software Asset Management Certification from The ITAM Review

    USU Software Asset Management solution helps customers manage complex, modern SAM estates Aachen, Germany / Boston, US – February 25, 2021 – USU, global leading provider of Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions, is proud to now be independently certified for Enterprise SAM by The ITAM Review. The UK-based ITAM Review is a leading industry analyst […] More

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    Nearly half with possible cancer symptoms avoided GP

    A virtual GP appointment Shutterstock Almost half (45%) of people who had possible cancer symptoms in the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic did not see their GP. This is according to research from Cancer Research UK and Cardiff University, which found that this was even the case for “red flag” symptoms – 31% of […] More

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    Wolters Kluwer introduces finsit, its cloud-based financial insights platform to the UK

    Finsit enables accountants to leverage technology to give real-time, data-rich advice 25 February 2021: Kingston, UK: Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting UK today launches finsit, its cloud-based financial insights platform to its CCH OneClick customers in the UK. While the shift to advisory has been in place for some time, the uncertainty brought on by […] More

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    Exton Advisors launches ‘special situations’ disputes finance service

    Leading advisory business steps up to support UK corporates LONDON – Exton Advisors, a leading financial advisory firm in litigation, is launching a unique range of ‘special situations’ services designed to help companies look at their disputes in an entirely new way. The move is in response to the increasing economic uncertainty brought about by […] More

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