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EAT upholds decision that Addison Lee drivers are workers Addison Lee has lost its claim at the Employment Appeal Tribunal that its drivers were self-employed. The EAT ruling today upheld a previous decision that the taxi and courier company's drivers are employees and should therefore be paid the national minimum wage and holiday pay.

Three in 10 men have experienced a work-related mental health issue Almost one-third men who work full time have suffered a work-related mental health issue of some sort, with almost half also never seeking professional help for their condition.

Disability and ethnicity pay gap reporting should be made mandatory Employers should be required to produce a "fair pay report" that considers pay differences based on disability, ethnicity and gender, to build upon the success pay reporting has had on reducing the gender pay gap, according to a think tank.

Twelve tips to help HR get the most from AI HR needs to shift its mindset if organisations are to reap the benefits of artificial intelligence, according to a white paper from the Institute of Employment Studies.

Creating Smart Presentations: Integrating Excel, PowerPoint and Word Microsoft Office is known for integration capabilities. We typically work with Excel, Word and PowerPoint individually, and we may insert data from Excel into a Word report or a PowerPoint presentation. Each program has features specific to sharing data automatically among programs.

HR Compliance Vietnam 2018.11.02 Distinguished speakers and presenters - Mr. Doan Mau Diep, Deputy Minister, MOLISA - Mdm. Tong Thi Minh, Former Director, Department of Industrial Relations and Wage, MOLISA - Mr. Nguyen Van Binh, Deputy Director General, Legal Department, MOLISA - Mr.

Unlocking the Power of Non-Monetary Rewards : Engage and Motivate Employees with Alternate Strategies Managing employees and motivating them to achieve their best require a variety of skills. To motivate and engage employees effectively managers need constructive feedback skills, mentor skills, recognition feedback skills, and coaching skills.

Most employers don't adapt PM processes in consideration of disabilities New advice from ACAS following research that revealed that only one in four employers confirmed that their performance management systems are adapted for staff with special needs, disabilities and conditions such as dyslexia and autism. Julie Dennis Head of Diversity - Acas.

How can employers manage changes in childcare provision? The long-standing Childcare Vouchers scheme ended on 4 October and has been replaced by the government's Tax-Free Childcare scheme. How can employers navigate the new incentive and communicate the changes to staff? Julie Barker from Hawk Incentives looks at the options.

Performance Consulting - Should You Worry? An e-mail comes to your Inbox and the exclamation mark attached to it already drowns your body in cold sweat even before reading it. You know you are not doing great, but is it necessary to go all the way and put yourself through the ordeal of performance consulting.

A Leer, A Pat, A Joke, A Gesture, An Innuendo, A Kiss: Are You Prepared To Be the Next Social Media Blitz, Identified on #MeToo, or a Headline in the Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Al Franken, Garrison Keillor, members of Congress, and various State law makers have been accused of sexual harassment and/or sexual assault.

An army marches on its stomach Print - Issue 169 - Article of the Week The worst decade of productivity since the Napoleonic era has caused wages to flatline, but the time for inactivity has long passed. Employers must urgently review their entire benefits offering and ensure it is fit for purpose, if they want to avoid their Waterloo.

Facebook enters skill building space with new career development site Lessons on the portal are free and include modules such as "Ace Your Interview" and "Manage Your Content Marketing", as well as studies, insider tips and resources from industry experts.

Leadership in Asia: Why understanding and leveraging social capital matters The author is Arun Sundar, chief strategy officer, TrustSphere; founding chairman, Asia Analytics Alliance; founder, The Social Capital Institute; and a TEDx Speaker. He is a regular contributor and opinion leader in the Asia Pacific technology space and an advisor to multiple technology ventures, initiatives and Governments globally.

2018 HRDA backstage interview: Bank of China Last month at the HR Distinction Awards 2018, Hong Kong, Human Resources spoke exclusively to Helen Li, general manager of human resources at Bank of China, on the keys to succeed in change management and the challenges it encountered last year.

Facebook announces update on workplace relationship policy In the wake of the Google walkout last week, Facebook updated its Workplace Relationship policy on Friday. The tech giant announced the abolition of forced arbitration for sexual harassment complaints and updated its workplace relationship policy.

SP Jain launches Engaged Learning Online initiative in Singapore According to a media release sent to Human Resources, the comprehensive technology initiative aims to bring a classroom-like learning experience for students to learn online from anywhere. This helps empower professionals who balance their time between work, social commitments, and career developments.

Career wanderlust - desire to travel in work rises More than two-thirds of the UK's 18-35 workers have career wanderlust and want to travel more internationally with their job, according to new research. Thibault Peeters, CEO - Decathlon UK.

Where unforgettable experiences happen FEH is now bringing three new concepts to the resort island's shores: Village Hotel at Sentosa, an expansion of the Village brand; and two new brands, The Outpost Hotel at Sentosa, and The Barracks Hotel at Sentosa, located at Artillery Avenue in the Palawan area of Sentosa.

Generation Z study: We expect technology to bring equality to the workplace UK research from Dell Technologies reveals almost three quarters of respondents aged between 16-23 believe that technology and automation will create a more equitable work environment. Contributor Claire Vyvyan, Senior Vice President UK and Ireland - Dell EMC.

How to improve conflict resolution in the workplace Conflicts in the workplace can be systematic to a larger problem. Thus, it is important for people to know how to resolve these conflicts properly. Unresolved issues may go away but can come back even bigger than how it first appeared. These issues can affect workers by lowering productivity, sowing distrust among peers, and possibly lawsuits.

Judge takes appeal to be recognised as 'worker' to the Supreme Court A judge who is attempting to be recognised as a "worker", therefore entitling her to certain employment rights, is taking her appeal to the Supreme Court.

Half of FTSE 350 board appointments need to be women to meet targets A quarter of FTSE 350 companies have only one woman on their board, and there remain five all-male boards, according to the 2018 Hampton-Alexander Review in female leadership in the UK leading companies.

Three-quarters don't adjust performance management for staff with disabilities Three-quarters of employers do not adapt their performance management systems for staff with disabilities or conditions such as dyslexia and autism, according to Acas. Its Improvement required?

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