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    Job Support Scheme vs Germany’s Kurzarbeit

    Steidi / Shutterstock In the run-up to Rishi Sunak’s announcement of the Job Support Scheme, speculation was rife that the UK was looking to mirror Germany’s policy of short-time working. Dr Sybille Steiner, dual qualified in UK and German law, examines both interventions and finds the two have little in common. Most European states have […] More

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    EU immigration: two fifths of firms won’t reallocate roles to Britons

    Lightspring / Shutterstock Nine out of 10 UK businesses believe the recruitment of EU nationals plays an important role in their UK operations, but despite potential losses of EU employees, two fifths of businesses do not plan on reallocating roles to Britons. According to a report released today by immigration law firm Fragomen, 41% of […] More

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    Baxters to discuss non-cash benefits at EB Reset 2020

    Clyde Marwick, group HR director at food organisation Baxters, will discuss the perks of offering employees non-cash benefits at Employee Benefits Reset 2020. The strategy session titled ‘How non-cash reward is delivering value now more than ever‘ will take place at 10am on Thursday 8 October in the first ever Employee Benefits online series of […] More

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    Stonewall announces top global employers for LGBT equality

    A pro-LGBT activist during the annual Katowice Equality March in PolandPhoto: Artur Widak/NurPhoto/PA Images Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality charity Stonewall has announced its Top Global Employers for 2020. Seventeen organisations, dominated by law firms and financial services companies, have been recognised for their outstanding commitment to LGBT employment equality around the world. The […] More

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    MPs to investigate UK firms’ links with Chinese exploitation of Uyghurs

    Uyghur women work in a cloth factory in Hotan county, Xinjiang province, China. Photo: Azamat Imanaliev/Shutterstock The extent to which UK businesses are exploiting the forced labour of Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region of China will be investigated by MPs in an inquiry probing the use of forced labour in UK supply chains. The Business, […] More

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    First female chief executive for a Wall St bank chosen

    Photo: Shutterstock For the first time a Wall Street bank is to be led by a woman as Citigroup has named Scotland-born Jane Fraser as its new chief executive. Fraser is the bank’s current president and head of global consumer division, and will become its new boss in February when current chief Michael Corbat retires. […] More

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    How a diverse workforce can drive business transformation

    BAT’s B United network of LGBTQ+ employees bring colour to the company’s Southampton R&D site The pandemic has put the brakes on many workplace initiatives, but inclusive and diverse cultures will support organisations to emerge productive and engaged the other side. Simi Dubb shares how BAT has kept diversity at the heart of its company […] More