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  • Labour takes charge: Employment law changes likely to impact HR

    5 July 2024

    The UK has a new Government - what are the implications for the people profession? In our recent webinar, we set out the top 10 possible employment law changes heralded by the election - and then asked attendees to tell us which of these changes were likely to have the biggest impact on their organisations. Here we count down the top three most significant proposals, as voted by HR professionals.

  • Employers of record (EORs) - meaning, purpose and benefits

    3 July 2024

    Companies are realising the advantages of hiring workers internationally, but it can be tricky to recruit, pay and manage workers in foreign countries. If you don't have legal entities in the countries where you want to hire, working with an employer of record (EOR) is the easiest way to leverage a global workforce. As Remote's Preston Wickersham explains, it's a cost-effective approach that minimises the many risks of global expansion, whether you're a startup, a small- or medium-sized business or a large enterprise.

  • Rebuilding in 2024: Strategies for reshaping worker expectations

    9 January 2024

    This could be a pivotal year for HR. As ever, the cornerstones of what we do will be recruitment, retention, motivation, performance and productivity, but - asks Andrew Walker of Personal Group - what do they mean for HR and reward professionals in 2024 and beyond?

  • Five HR priorities for 2024

    14 December 2023

    HR professionals have been navigating their organisations through unprecedented times over the last couple of years. Here, drawing on our latest HR roles and responsibilities survey, we look at how organisations are preparing for the 12 months ahead and pick out some of the areas making HR's priority list for 2024.

  • Six strategies to attract talent and remain competitive in 2024

    1 December 2023

    Organisations are struggling to attract talent, but it doesn't have to be that way. Based on our survey findings, we explore ways to help employers address the skills shortage and stand out from the competition.

  • Six key takeaways from the 2023 CIPD conference

    13 November 2023

    The people profession is operating in a "VUCA world on steroids" (VUCA = volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity). So said CEO Peter Cheese as he welcomed around 1,300 delegates to the 2023 CIPD conference in Manchester.

  • Three ways to start to close the ethnicity pay gap

    19 September 2023

    The Government has released its guidance on ethnicity pay reporting. Here, HR, finance and leadership specialist and author Roianne Nedd considers some of the approach's assumptions and shortcomings, and makes three recommendations to help employers tackle ethnicity pay inequalities.

  • Ethnicity pay gap reporting guidelines: Six key questions answered

    24 May 2023

    The Government has published guidance for employers that wish to report their ethnicity pay gap. We look at the government guidelines around what data to collect, how to analyse and make sense of the results, and how to develop an action plan to remedy any differences revealed by the data.

  • Three years on, how has Brexit impacted the workforce?

    9 February 2023

    31 January marked the third anniversary of the UK leaving the EU and an end to freedom of movement for workers. What impact has Brexit had on right to work routes for employers and what does the future hold? Jonathan Beech, managing director of Migrate UK, says agility is crucial.

  • Why hiring Ukrainian refugees sets a precedent for a fairer future

    21 June 2022

    UK employers have rushed to source Ukrainian talent displaced by war, keen to help them rebuild their lives, as well as access their skills in a tight labour market. Could this usher in a fairer future for all refugees, writes Mursal Hedayat?

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