HR & Business News – Nov 18
In case you’ve been too busy working :0) we’ve rounded up the key headlines in HR and Business News in Dorset, the South and across the UK.
Keeping you up-to-date with what’s going on in the world of work, business and HR.
Personnel Today: Single parents are the largest underutilised talent pool in UK
The Guardian: My Arts degree hasn’t made my fortune, but its value is incalculable
The Guardian: One in four UK workers covered by national living wage underpaid
BournemouthEcho: The Retirement Cafe is hosted by Justin King of the Christchurch-based retirement planner MFP Wealth Management
The podcast aims to answer questions people ask themselves in “3am moments” – such as what kind of care they would want if the time came, whether they are making the most of their time, what kind of funeral would be right for them and whether they can afford to live the lifestyle they want for another 30 years.
HR News: Why Mentors are a must
Navigating a career and all the challenges and opportunities that come with it can sometimes feel like a minefield. Having a mentor to offer guidance, share first-hand experience or simply act as a sounding board to bounce ideas off is a brilliant way of helping people to learn and manage their goals.
PersonnelToday: 88-year-old NHS worker sues for age discrimination
An 88-year-old secretary is suing the NHS for age discrimination after she was dismissed from her post at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
PersonnelToday: 2019 statutory pay rates revealed
The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay from April 2019.
HRNews: Gen Z: Blurring the Lines between Work and Play
A nationwide study from leading workplace consultants, Peldon Rose, reveals that the expectations of Generation Z (aged 18-24) are blurring the lines between work and play more than ever before with 65% stating a fun environment is essential for a good company culture compared with only 22% of Baby Boomers (aged 55+) and half of employees (50%) nationally.
PersonnelToday: Half of employers don’t know that many unpaid internships are illegal
As many as half of employers are not aware that most unpaid internships are likely to be illegal, research has revealed, as MPs prepare to debate a ban on unpaid placements over four weeks in length.
The Guardian: 1,000 state schools have no applicants to elite career schemes
Applications to graduate-entry positions at leading law, finance and management firms reveal an “unrecognised apartheid” among England’s state schools
PersonnelToday: Business leaders targeted in teacher recruitment drive
The government is to help fund a series of programmes aimed at getting career-changers to become teachers, in a bid to get more experienced business leaders into the profession.
Forbes.com: Want To Increase Your Leadership Effectiveness? Be Humble
BournemouthEcho: Care worker launches online platform for industry
The Guardian: How can I overcome imposter syndrome?
The Guardian: Firms that operate a four-day week with no cut in pay or benefits, as proposed last week by John McDonnell, can see improvements in staff morale and health as well as revenue
Bournemouth Echo: Bosses in the digital sector are struggling to recruit more women, after a report highlighted a “worrying” lack of diversity at senior level.
PersonnelToday: Tech firms lag behind FTSE 100 on executive diversity
PersonnelToday: Over-50s least comfortable talking about mental health at work
PersonnelToday: Sedentary workers who are active outside working hours still at risk
Bournemouth Echo: Award for Sunseeker founders Robert and John Braithwaite
Forbes.com: How To Be A Great Mentee And Mentor
Bournemouth Echo: Salad opening London office
Bournemouth Echo: 80,000 jobs and an economy twice the size in Dorset LEP plan
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Thanks as always to our news sources:
The Guardian, Personnel Today, HR News, Forbes, The Independent, Bournemouth Echo.