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How to Weinstein-proof your workplace

How to Weinstein-proof your workplace

One of the worst things about the Weinstein scandal (now featuring both Harvey and his brother Bob ) is that when I first heard the story my reaction was more of the “of course” variety than the “no way!”. Not that I knew a whole lot about Mr Weinstein or his brother. But bad bosses who exploit their ‘fire-power’ to bully and harass with impunity aren’t just found in Hollywood.

Gender Pay Gap reporting – it’s not gone away

Gender Pay Gap reporting – it’s not gone away

Equal pay has been in the news a lot recently: there was the BBC “who’s on the list” scandal (see here for Katie Lancaster’s take on that): Asda’s court battle against over 10,000 claimants; and last week’s report by the Chartered Management Insititue that the pay gap between male and female managers is worsening and could be as much as £12,000 per year.

Cyberbullying in the workplace

Cyberbullying in the workplace

There is of course a certain irony in writing about this in an online blog post, but ACAS has recently issued its updated guidance on tackling cyberbullying in the workplace.

Meet the future of work head on

Meet the future of work head on

It was our Knowledge Week last week and one of the themes on the agenda was 'the future of work'.  We even discussed whether Farrers would survive the next 30 years (I'm pleased to say we concluded it would, though as with most organisations there will undoubtedly be challenges along the way).  All of this got me thinking about what HR professionals could and should be doing now to prepare for the things the future will throw at us.