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Committee proposes lowering gender pay gap reporting threshold
Carolyn Brown

03 August 2018

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy committee today published its report on gender pay gap reporting, making several proposals to change the reporting requirements. Carolyn Brown, Employment partner and Head of Client Legal Services at RSM comments.

Women's and Equalities Committee proposes new measures to tackle sexual harassment at work
Carolyn Brown

25 July 2018

Carolyn Brown, employment legal partner and head of RSM Legal, responds to today's report from the Women's and Equalities Committee on sexual harassment in the workplace.

MPs call on Government to tackle discrimination against older workers
Carolyn Brown

17 July 2018

Employers are failing to tackle discrimination against older workers and a new approach is needed, according to a new report from The Women and Equalities Committee chaired by Maria Miller MP.

Download our new forces at work guide
David Williams-Richardson

09 July 2018

Download our new forces at work guide to gain details on practical ways you can deploy strategies such as flexibility of working and make sure that you have the right people in the right jobs in your organisation.

Contract changes
Carolyn Brown

09 July 2018

If you were to set up your organisation tomorrow, would you keep the same workforce arrangements you have today? Many business structures evolve organically. Others have been guided by what was once the most tax efficient option. That means that the mix of workers and contracts you have in place may no longer be right for your business – or your workforce.

The five-generation workforce
David Gibbens

09 July 2018

Your organisation is in an unprecedented situation. For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, five generations of employees now work side by side. This will bring new opportunities and new threats. Your future performance will depend on your ability to create a culture of collaboration, inclusion and understanding.

Why the shape of your workforce matters
Carolyn Brown

09 July 2018

Organisations have previously sought to limit tax liabilities by using certain worker types. This practice is under question both by HMRC and by workers who feel that they are being short-changed in terms of legal rights. But what is the optimal set up?

Workplace disputes
Carolyn Brown

09 July 2018

Workplace disputes are on the up – the number of employment tribunal cases has nearly doubled over the past year. In this contentious era, you must protect your organisation. The key is to embed the right processes, culture and behaviours to stop conflict arising in the first place.

Flexible working
David Gibbens

09 July 2018

The UK has a productivity problem. We work some of the longest hours in Europe, yet our output still limps behind that of nearly all our continental neighbours. The differential is so stark that German workers could finish on Thursday and still produce as much as we do in five days. Could flexible working help us close the gap?

Dealing with workforce disputes
Carolyn Brown

09 July 2018

Claims and complaints by disgruntled staff or enforcement action by regulatory bodies can inflict significant reputational and financial damage on organisations. Complying with employment law and following best HR process is the key to mitigating that risk.

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