The top HR stories you may have missed this week

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

Senior leaders finding it harder to remain calm at work

More than eight-tenths of senior leaders said they are often placed in situations at work where they find it difficult to remain calm.

This is according to the report ‘Thinking On Your Feet’ published by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) Business. It found that 81 per cent of leaders are often placed in scenarios where they find it hard to remain calm.

2020: The employment law changes

As we enter 2020, it is important to note that it is just not a time for new years resolutions but also a time for some key employment law changes to take place.

XpertHR has compiled a list of the top five most pivotal employment law changes coming in to effect this year.

National minimum wage to rise by ‘biggest cash increase ever’

The national living wage or minimum wage is set to rise by 6.2 per cent, this will see almost 3 million UK workers receive a pay rise, which the Government has called “the biggest cash increase ever”.

From April 2020, the National Living Wage for those 25 and over will increase to £8.72 per hour. The National Minimum Wage for 21 to 24-year-olds will increase by 6.5 per cent to £8.20. For 18 to 20-year-olds, they will see a rise of 4.9 per cent to £6.45 and under 18s will see a 4.6 per cent increase to £4.55. Apprentices will see an increase of 6.4 per cent to £4.15.

Great expectations: HR in 2020

Numerous professions and companies have called out for what they want to see and what they predict will occur in 2020 for the world of HR. With Perkbox, Tiger Recruitment and Hibob giving their opinions on the coming year.

‘We need to reframe the word no’: Neil Shah, Stress Management Society

Neil Shah, the chief de-stressing officer at the Stress Management Society spoke to HRreview and told us that we need to reframe the word ‘no’ in the office and start looking at it as a negotiating opportunity.

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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.