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Weekly HR and Payroll News Round-Up

Posted by Emma Clare

16/01/15 14:24

A run down on the top HR and Payroll news stories from the last week or so, from HR software provider Carval Computing Limited.

Featuring:

  • Shared parental leave guidance update
  • A third of employees would rather leave than report bad management
  • H&M named and shamed for National Minimum Wage non-compliance
  • 3 top reasons people don't request flexiible working
  • Workers aged 30-49 have worst health and wellbeing
  • Financial education rises up the agenda for employers
  • Changes on the way to taxation of employee benefits
  • Millennials do not feel organisations are making ‘full use’ of their skills
  • How to Become a "Best Place to Work": Lessons From Recent Winners
  • What's the evidence for... Evidence-based HR?

Shared Parental Leave guidance update

Revised guidance on Shared Parental Leave (SPL) has been published by the government. Read full story

A third of employees would rather leave than report bad management

Employees who find themselves working for a bad manager are more likely to leave a job than tackle the issue with their HR department, according to a survey by Penna. Almost one-third (31%) of respondents said they would leave their position, compared to only 22% who would speak to HR for advice. 

The poll also found that a quarter of respondents had lost sleep and that around one in seven (16%) have had to take sick leave due to a bad manager. 

What's more, one in five (20%) would not accept a job offer if they knew the manager had a bad reputation. Read more.

H&M named and shamed for National Minimum Wage non-compliance

Some 37 firms including retail giant H&M have been fined a total of £51,000 for failing to pay the National Minimum Wage (NMW) to workers.Read more

3 top reasons people don't request flexible working

Less than a quarter (23%) of workers have requested flexible working so far despite more than half (54%) being aware of the government’s right to request legislation that came into force on 30 June 2014, a study by O2 Business has found.

Read more.

Workers aged 30-49 have worst health and wellbeing

Workers aged 30-49 are suffering from the worst health and wellbeing in the workforce, taking more sick days than any other age group, according to research by AXA PPP healthcare.

The research of over 2,000 employees found people in this age bracket took an average 2.3 sick days in the past six months. In this age group, 12% of workers have taken the equivalent of a working week off sick in the past six months, compared to 6% of 18- to 29-year-olds and 5% of 50- to 69-year-olds.

Those aged 30-49 are also the most stressed, with 38% saying they feel stressed most of the time. The biggest causes of stress are financial worries (43%) and work pressure (41%). Read more.

Financial education rises up the agenda for employers

Almost 50% of employers are concerned their employees cannot afford to retire, according to a survey by Hargreaves Lansdown. Read full story

Changes on the way to taxation of employee benefits

The taxation of employee benefits is undergoing a period of rapid change. Ray Chidell looks into the details of four more developments that are being considered by the government.Read full story

Millennials do not feel organisations are making ‘full use’ of their skills

Almost four in five (79%) UK millennials do not feel that their current organisations are making “full use” of the skills they have to offer, according to research by professional services firm Deloitte.

The research also found that 43% of millennials (classed as those born after 1982) believe they will have to work elsewhere in order to gain the skills and experience they need to fully meet their career ambitions. Read more.

How to Become a "Best Place to Work": Lessons From Recent Winners

Glassdoor recently published its Employees' Choice Awards for 2015, a list of the 50 highest-rated large and small companies in the United States and United Kingdom. 

These companies know a thing or two about what makes a company a great place to work. While you don’t need to be one of the companies on that list to be an organization your employees love, these companies can inspire you, your executives, and your colleagues to make your company a contender for the 2016 list. Read more.

What's the evidence for... Evidence-based HR?

Rob Briner, professor of organisational psychology at Bath University’s School of Management, explores the case for evidence-based HR. Read more.

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