Category: Analysis

Paul Heilbronner: How to manage multicultural teams

A generation ago, most organisations employed a workforce that was representative of their geography. Today, the world is much smaller – we live in a global economy that is supported by ever-evolving technology which means a multicultural workforce is more common than not. Thankfully. Diversity in the workplace can be explored from several perspectives. Some…

Christina Morton: Pimlico Plumbers – Legal battle for workers’ rights continues at the Supreme Court

The announcement last week of Pimlico Plumbers’ decision to appeal to the Supreme Court over the employment status of one of its plumbers, Mr Smith, was widely expected, not least because of extensively publicised comments made by Pimlico Plumbers founder, Charlie Mullins, to the effect that the Court of Appeal reached the wrong decision in the case.

Nicholas Robertson: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices

There are circa 1 million agency workers in the UK, temporary workers (including temporary agency workers) number 1.6 million, and more than 900,000 people work under zero hours contracts.  It is estimated that 1.3 million people work in the gig economy. Even allowing for overlap between those categories of worker, it is clear that non-standard…