Category: Editor’s Pick

General Election manifesto digest – a breakdown for HR professionals

With the General election only a week away, business, individuals and HR teams alike will be wondering how the next UK Government plans to respond to the changing employment landscape. We’ve pulled together a brief summary of the election’s three front-runners to help you compare policies on all things work-related, from zero-hour contracts to maternity and paternity pay.

Jobseeker branded an ‘oddball’ in failed recruitment process

A company has apologised to a graduate jobseeker for branding her a “home educated oddball” and “left-wing loon tree hugger” in comments accidentally attached to an email. Anna Jacobs, from Horsmonden, Kent, had applied for a position at Tonbridge-based Tecomak Environmental Services. The young jobseeker was left upset and angry when an employer called her a “one…

UK sickness rates at record low

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a steady rise in the breadth and depth of health and wellbeing programmes in the workplace. Our attention is now not so ergonomic-centric, and instead many HR professionals are looking into how mental health affects our employees at work. But just how many days do we lose to employee absences per year?