The top HR stories you may have missed this week

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

Are workplace cliques good or bad for a company?

A CEO has outlined the good and bad points cliques at work can bring and how HR teams can manage their office groups.

Alan Price, CEO at BrightHR explains that “on paper, a clique is not necessarily a bad thing” but they can be a double-edged sword.

The top trends for recruitment in 2020

A global talent acquisition and managed workforce solution provider has released its predictions for recruitment in 2020.

Guidant Global believes the “rise of millennials and Gen Z”, “increase in remote work and permanent flexibility” and ability to “harness tech strategically” will be major factors impacting skills and hiring over the coming year.

‘IR35 is a blunt instrument’ that HMRC cannot fund

“IR35 is a blunt instrument that HMRC has never been properly funded to enforce.” This is what Samantha Hurley, operations director of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) and co-chair of the HMRC IR35 forum said to Jesse Norman, chief secretary to the Treasury regarding IR35. Follow the link to see what Ms Hurley said in full.

Food most popular job perk

It has been said “the way to a worker’s heart is through their stomach”, food related-perks seem to be the most popular incentive on offer to staff with the number of edible rewards increasing by nearly 300 per cent over the past four years.

This research was undertaken by Indeed, which found that food-related rewards have increased by 273 per cent between 2015 and 2019.  The same time frame saw alcohol perks, including happy hours and beer fridges, rising by 124.2 per cent, with perks related to games, which include ping pong tables, table tennis and pool tables, increasing by 90 per cent.

UK leaves the EU today, which sectors to be hardest hit?

As today (31/1/20) is the day when the UK officially leaves the European Union (EU), it has been revealed that marketing, media and design sectors are to be the hardest hit with employees leaving their job and the country.

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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.