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Harassment victims at Google gain more power

Google employees will now be able to more freely speak out over issues of sexual harassment at the firm. Responding to demands from the around 20,000 workers who protested last week, the company has said it will end the practice of “forced arbitration” in cases of sexual harassment. Arbitration will now be optional, chief executive […]

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Three in ten employees feel they do not have a good Work:Life balance

Three-quarters of UK employees (73%) like to keep their work and home lives separate from one another according to research from ADP (Automatic Data Processing). Despite this, almost a third (30%) of UK workers don’t feel that they have a good work-life balance in their current role. The study, which surveyed over 2,000 workers across […]

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Staff at Google offices globally walk out over women’s treatment

Staff at Google offices around the world are staging an unprecedented series of walkouts in protest at the company’s treatment of women. The employees are demanding several key changes in how sexual misconduct allegations are dealt with at the firm, including a call to end forced arbitration – a move which would make it possible […]

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Five weird and wonderful interview techniques

Once upon a time, job interviews were fairly straightforward affairs. They began with a handshake, consisted of questions relating to your skills and experience and if you’d done really well, they’d end on a smile. Today, job interviews are anything but predictable. As companies strive to find the perfect fit for their organisations, they’re turning […]

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Google sacks dozens of employees over sexual harrassment

Google has sacked 48 people including 13 senior managers over sexual harassment claims since 2016. In a letter to employees, chief executive Sundar Pichai said the tech giant was taking a “hard line” on inappropriate conduct. The letter was in response to a New York Times report that Android creator Andy Rubin received a $90m exit package […]

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Royal Mail staff claim their shares were sabotaged after dramatic fall in value

Hundreds of Royal Mail staff have complained that they have been short-changed as a result of a dramatic fall in the company’s share price. They claim the privatised company deliberately issued a profit warning weeks before many were planning to sell their shares. Since the announcement on 1 October the shares have fallen by 28%. […]

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UK workers likely to change companies for more job satisfaction

Job security is not enough for today’s workers, as many are willing to move jobs or even change careers to get more job satisfaction, according to new research. The survey of 1,001 UK adults carried out by Cygnet Jobs, one of the UK’s leading healthcare recruitment companies, has revealed that more than 1 in 2 […]