“It’s a difficult situation. Employee A approaches a member of the HR team and describes how they feel they have been discriminated against by colleagues but say they don't want to take the issue any further. What should HR do next?” This article from VWV is one of a series published on the UHR website in the run-up to UHR’s 2022 Conference: Everyone Onboard! Find out more about all of our partner organisations for 2022 here.
USS have released their Interim Monitoring of the Financial Management Plan report as at February 2022. It shows an indicative improvement in the funding position at February 2022 compared to the 31 March 2020 valuation, writes Rebecca Dodd, Head of Mercer's Higher Education Group.
The USS Trustee has approved the changes to benefits from 1 April 2022 that the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) approved (by casting vote) on 22 February in order to conclude the 31 March 2020 valuation of USS, writes Rebecca Dodd, Head of Mercer’s Higher Education Group.
A return to campus life is coming, writes Richard Peachey of CMP. As with most sectors there will be more flexibility post-Covid-19 on remote working, looser expectations around nine to five routines.
Higher Education continues to be a target for questions and suspicion over its handling of bullying and sexual harassment cases, its use of Non-Disclosure Agreements to prevent ugly-looking stories from gaining wider public attention,writes Richard Peachey of CMP Solutions.
HE providers in England need to urgently benchmark their systems and procedures for preventing and addressing harassment and sexual misconduct before the next academic year to meet a new Statement of Expectations now published by the Office for Students, writes Diane Gilhooley, Global Head of Employment, Labour, Pensions and Education, at Eversheds Sutherland LLP.
This morning UHR can announce that we have become a signatory to the newly updated Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, joining organisations including The Wellcome Trust, UK Research and Innovation, Cancer Research UK and the UK Research Staff Association in showing our support, writes Sue Midha, UHR Vice Chair and Director of Human Resources at Cardiff University.
Gender-based violence (GBV) has gained increasing national and international attention in recent years. Our latest blog is a thought-provoking piece written "in conversation" from Anni Donaldson and Alison Locke of The University of Strathclyde, considering the pioneering work taking place in Scotland on the issue.
The Presidents Club Scandal that broke this week means that sexual harassment is once again the subject of the headlines. Sue Chambers, Director of Human Resources at Aberystwyth University, considers how it affects those working in HE institutions.
Dr Markos Koumaditis is HR Deputy Director at London South Bank University. Here he reflects on leadership lessons learnt during the UHR Emerging Leaders programme, and 10 principles for good leadership.
It's the time of year that many HR Directors will recognise, when employees request to carry-over their outstanding annual leave entitlement to the next holiday year. But why do so few staff take the time that's owed to them? Sue Chambers, Director of Human Resources at Aberystwyth University reflects on how we can encourage employees to make the most of the time available.
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