All items: Employment rights

  • Does employee surveillance improve or impair performance?

    Date:
    8 November 2017

    Employee surveillance is becoming ever more pervasive in the workplace. New technologies make it easier to monitor employee performance and behaviour. Ian MacRae and Toni-Ann Murphy look at some of the potential problems.

  • Do traditional grievance procedures destroy relationships?

    Date:
    18 October 2017

    HR professionals have relied on formal grievance procedures for years, but are they still fit for purpose? In an extract from his new book, Managing Conflict, David Liddle argues that resolution policies, rather than traditional grievance procedures, have a better chance of achieving harmony in the workplace.

  • Could an organisation work on a completely remote basis?

    Date:
    23 August 2017

    Most employers now embrace some form of flexible and remote working, but self-publishing company Reedsy has taken this to the extreme. Cath Everett finds out the benefits and challenges of having a completely remote workforce.

  • Acas research highlights pros and cons of flexible working

    Date:
    23 August 2017

    There are hidden benefits and drawbacks to flexible working arrangements, new research from employment adviser Acas finds. Adrian Wakeling, senior policy adviser, looks at the key messages for employers.

  • Facebook snooping on candidates? GDPR could put a stop to that

    Date:
    28 July 2017

    Employers who snoop on potential job candidates on social media could soon be breaking the law under GDPR. Ed Stacey, head of employment at PwC Legal, looks at the potential risks of screening future employees in this way.

  • The Taylor review: What employers need to know

    Date:
    11 July 2017

    The long-awaited Taylor review of modern employment practices emerged today, introduced at a press conference hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May, who promised to look at its recommendations "very carefully and seriously".

  • Good work or bad? Reaction to the Taylor review

    Date:
    11 July 2017

    Any much-anticipated report is likely to divide opinion, and the Taylor review of modern working practices is no different. Rob Moss relays comment from employers, unions, employment lawyers and others on the recommendations of today's review.

  • Why HR should step up and support working carers

    Date:
    27 June 2017

    The UK's social care crisis was a hot topic during this month's general election, serving to highlight the growing number of people who have to juggle work with caring responsibilities. Steve Herbert, head of benefits strategy at Jelf Employee Benefits, looks at how employers can support staff who are carers.

  • Election 2017: where do the parties stand on employment issues?

    Date:
    5 June 2017

    What will each of the political parties do to the world of employment if they are elected? As campaigning draws to a close, we run through those policies that would most influence the employment landscape.

  • Should every weekend be a long weekend?

    Date:
    12 April 2017

    With spring's four bank holidays fast approaching, it's easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. We examine the growing support for a shorter working week and potential benefits it could bring.

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