The top HR stories you may have missed this week

Listed below are the biggest stories you may have missed this week.

Storm Dennis: the cities where employees miss work caused by the weather

As the UK was hit by Storm Dennis, which quickly followed storm Ciara, a list was put together revealing the top 10 cities where workers have missed work due to bad weather. Cardiff took the top spot.

Pressure building on new Chancellor to suspend IR35

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) are urging the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to suspend the IR35 tax legislation.

Both bodies feel that Mr Sunak should work and engage with businesses and find out the best possible way to implement the changes.

What is the best breed of dog to take to work?

Sainsbury’s Bank gave the five top dog breeds to bring to work with you, as they have created a tool that gives employees their “Pawfect Match”. One of the five dogs they suggested that would be good company to take to the office is a Siberian Husky.

What are workers favourite snacks to turn to whilst stressed?

As junk food consumption has been linked to a symptom and catalyst for stress, an e-learning company has ranked UK employee’s favourite snacks they turn to when stressed in the office.

The top chocolate bars consisted of Dairy Milk, Galaxy, Wispa and Twix.

HR tends to lie more than the average worker

More than eight-tenths of HR have admitted to lying in the workplace, which is more than the amount the average worker does.

This came from research from Viking, an office supplier. Viking found that 83 per cent of HR have admitted to lying in the office. HR lies more than the average UK worker, as only 69 per cent admitted to lying in the office.

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Darius is the editor of HRreview. He has previously worked as a finance reporter for the Daily Express. He studied his journalism masters at Press Association Training and graduated from the University of York with a degree in History.