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Government to announce ban on restaurants taking share of tips to staff

Restaurants will be legally barred from keeping tips from staff under plans to be announced by Theresa May on Monday. High street chains including Prezzo, Strada and Zizzi will be forced to pass on all service charges to workers, the prime minister said. The move follows a public outcry over the practice by some restaurants […]

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Perkbox launches employee ‘cost of disengagement’ calculator

With one of the biggest pitfalls historically in business being fully recognising the importance of “people” functions like HR, recruiting, learning, development and many HR-related functions still struggling for a seat “at the table”, Perkbox, is launching it’s ‘cost of disengagement calculator’ – a new tool to help UK businesses uncover the true cost of […]

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Ten big name firms to publish parental leave policies online

Ten big-name businesses have agreed to publish parental leave and pay policies online. It means people will not have to ask for the information when they apply or go for a job interview. The change has been driven by MP Jo Swinson, who wants all big firms to be transparent on leave policies. She is […]

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Companies reshape staffing strategy to cope with industry 4.0

With industry 4.0 on the horizon, companies are rapidly rethinking the way they staff their technology departments, according to research from recruitment specialist Robert Half Technology. The study, which asked CIOs from across the UK for their views on the current trends impacting the modern workplace, found that 41% think the internet of things is […]

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Professional services worst in UK for not doing anything to manage stress

Time-poor workers in law and accountancy are not doing anything to relieve stress outside of work – ironically often due to not having the time – according to new research out today. A survey of 1,015 UK adults in employment carried out by learning marketplace,, revealed that professional services workers – such as those in accountancy […]


Kettle and Pot: Sports Direct boss Ashley blames ‘greedy landlords’ for House of Fraser store closures

Sports Direct billionaire Mike Ashley has blamed “greedy landlords” for the closure of three House of Fraser department stores. Mr Ashley, who bought the retailer out of administration for £90m, announced on Sunday that 15 sites previously earmarked for closure will stay open. But stores in Edinburgh, Hull and Swindon will close after the failure […]


That’s rich: Barclays banker says that the PPI mis-selling scandal has made customers fraudsters

The PPI insurance mis-selling scandal has turned many Britons into fraudsters, one of the UK’s top bankers has claimed. Barclays chairman John McFarlane said it was “inconceivable” that all the claims fuelling a “flat-screen television” buying spree were genuine. “The percentage of fraudulent claims is enormous,” he told the Mail on Sunday. The Financial Conduct […]