Inductions Week round-up
It’s been a varied week on our social media channels this week, with the main focus being on induction and probationary procedures along with Halloween and National Stress Awareness Day.
At least 10 senior women at the BBC are working with lawyers about the gender pay gap at the corporation and could take legal action if talks with the broadcaster fail to resolve the issue. The women are being advised by the City law
Welcome to our Inductions Week! We’re now into the fifth of our themed weeks showing you what we do here at Deminos. Following the recruitment of a new member of staff, it’s important for them to be inducted into the business to ensure that they settle in well. A good induction will help the employee gain an understanding of the organisation and its policies, procedures and culture as soon as possible. It also gives them the opportunity to quickly become an effective and motivated team member. The induction should happen alongside a
About 300,000 people with a long-term mental health problem lose their jobs each year, a review commissioned by Theresa May has found. The Thriving at Work report, published on Thursday, puts the annual cost to the UK economy of poor mental health at up to £99bn, of which about £42bn is borne by employers. The authors – the Mind chief executive, Paul Farmer,
Workers at five railway operators are to strike in November in bitter disputes over the role of guards and driver-only operation of trains. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) on Southern, South Western Railway and Greater Anglia will strike for 48 hours from 8 November, and for 24 hours on Merseyrail and Arriva Rail North on 8 November.
The chief executive of Virgin Money has called for the creation of a “ministerial board” that would champion the economic benefits of gender diversity.
Speaking to the Treasury Select Committee on Tuesday, Jayne-Anne Gadhia said that a move by City regulators to sign up to the Women in Finance charter had forced
There is strong public support to ban unpaid work experience that lasts more than four weeks, new research suggests. Three quarters of people surveyed by the Social Mobility Commission backed a change in the law to stop companies from exploiting unpaid interns. The poll of 5,000 people was published ahead of the second reading of a
Welcome to Recruitment Week at Deminos! This is the fourth of our themed weeks celebrating the relaunch of Deminos and to highlight everything we can do for our clients. Having an effective recruitment process in place is vital for employers to select and then retain the right people for their organisation. Recruiting the wrong person for a role can have a demoralising effect on other members of staff, reduce productivity, and cost time and money when the employee needs to be replaced. Employers must also avoid discriminating against anyone with a protected
A quarter of low paid workers are permanently stuck in poorly paid jobs in the UK with little chance of earning more, according to new research. The Social Mobility Commission said low pay was “endemic” in the UK, with women more likely to get stuck on low pay. It found just one in six low paid workers had managed to escape from poorly
Sainsbury’s is axing 2,000 store and back office roles as the supermarket chain looks to slash costs by £500m amid an intensifying price war with Aldi and Lidl. The retailer is restructuring its HR departments, getting rid of 1,400 store-based clerks and another 600 staff based in the back offices that serve the chain as well as Argos and Sainsbury’s bank. “The UK grocery
Workers in the constituency of shadow chancellor John McDonnell are at the highest risk of seeing their jobs automated in the looming workplace revolution that will affect at least one in five employees in all parliamentary seats, according to new research. The thinktank Future Advocacy – which specialises in looking at the big 21st century policy changes – said at least one-fifth of
The government should give “a clear signal” that it will support the automotive industry through Brexit to protect jobs at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant, the Unite union says. The union is calling for reassurance from the plant’s French owners, PSA Group, that they will continue to invest in the facility. But Unite said the government also needed to provide more certainty. The PSA Group has announced 400 job losses
Welcome to Disciplinary and Grievance Week! As the third of our themed weeks marking the relaunch of Deminos, we have lots of HR advice, hints, tips and news lined-up to help you create an effective disciplinary procedure in your workplace. Employers are required by the Acas Code of Practice to act fairly and reasonably regarding disciplinary and grievance cases. The Employment Rights Act 1996 also states that employers need to refer to disciplinary and grievance procedures in their employees’ written terms and conditions. Having such procedures in place will ensure that everyone