Employee benefits

#MeToo – why education is more effective than legislation

Rachel Reeves

It is astonishing that, two years on from the inception of the #MeToo movement, the headlines are as prevalent as ever. This past week has seen discussion about one employer using flyers in local pubs and cafes in the vicinity of its office encouraging staff to speak up and report inappropriate conduct. Last month saw Read More

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Increased workers’ rights in the United States?

Brian Jebb

In the U.S., labor laws give employers a substantial amount of flexibility and American employers look at some of the European laws giving individual workers and works’ councils substantial power with concern. Now we are less than one year away from a federal election, could the tide be turning? Some of the policy proposals from Read More

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Professor Green and me

Abigail Tulino

I have always been a big fan. I’ve seen him on stage and in nightclubs. He even travels with me in the car as I listen to “I Need You Tonight” over and over and over again. And then he turns up at my workplace. My workplace! I was so excited that I had booked Read More

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Baby Loss Awareness Week

Robbie Sinclair

Baby Loss Awareness Week starts today – a time for bereaved parents to commemorate their babies lives, however short, and for those who have not experienced it to try to understand what it means to lose a baby. As someone who has been through the loss myself, it is a period of utter devastation and Read More

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“I’m fine”

Sarah Henchoz

Pretty much every conversation I have starts with a variation of: “Hi, how are you?”; response: “I’m fine”. We can’t all be fine all of the time, can we? Or maybe we can if what we are referring to is the F.I.N.E acronym… With World Mental Health day approaching, my immediate thought was what can Read More

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#metoopay campaign

Sarah Henchoz

It is often said that it takes a woman to get a difficult job done. Imagine what 117 of this country’s most senior women could do if they came together to do one job. I’m not talking about solving the Brexit-stalemate, but (and some might say, more importantly) getting equal pay for women. And today Read More

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Smart-time employees

Katherine Fennell

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the mornings fresher, the leaves are starting to fall and – for many of us – the kids are back in school. I’ve always loved September: crisp new exercise books, sharp new pencils and the promise of a fresh start, offset by the bitter Read More

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