The top HR stories you may have missed this week

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

UK suffering from bullying in the office as ITV drama set to come out in December dramatises this culture

It has come to light that more than a quarter of UK employees suffer from bullying or discrimination at work whilst at the same time an ITV drama is set to come out on December 16th that explores “office bullying”.

Bupa, a healthcare provider has discovered through their Workplace Wellbeing Census that 28 per cent of the UK workforce experience bullying or discrimination at work.

The ITV drama ‘Sticks and Stones’ explores the “rat race and office bullying” of a company that operates in a Reading business park.  Its screenwriter is Mark Bartlett.

TSB fails to hit gender balance target by 2020

TSB bosses will have their bonuses reduced after the bank failed to hit its target of the amount of women in senior roles by 2020.

The bank had originally planned to increase the proportion of women in senior roles to 45-55 per cent by 2020, but have failed to do so. The Women in Finance Charter, was signed by TSB, which is a pledge between the Treasury and financial services to try and rectify the gender balance in the city.

Will review of IR35 actually lead to change?

The Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party (SNP) have all stated they would review IR35 which may just add to the “chaotic nature of the private sector roll-out.”

This is the opinion of Brookson Legal, the only regulation law firm that focuses on IR35. Matt Fryer, group compliance director at Brookson Legal, believes that these announcements do not mean the changes will be scrapped and that businesses should continue to prepare for April 2020.

Emotional intelligence skills gap emerging in UK

An emotional intelligence skills gap is emerging in the UK, as there seems to be a clear distinction between the skills employers want and those job seekers are displaying when it comes to emotional intelligence.

This is according to Michael Page, a global recruitment specialist, who found that 50 per cent of employers value emotional intelligence over work experience (45 per cent) or holding a degree (22 per cent).

What are the most ‘unique’ job perks?

As nearly two-thirds of employees have said they would take a job with a lower salary for better benefits, research has been taken in to the most “unique” office perks on offer in the UK.

Adzuna, a job site has compiled a list of job perks that are not seen as the norm as it emerges that 60 per cent of workers would take a lower salary for better benefits.

Such perks are hangover days and Netflix subscriptions.

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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.