Age discrimination, genuine feedback and wannabe CHROs: this week at work
Here’s my weekly roundup of the workplace news you might have missed this week. Did I miss something? Got some thoughts? Find me on Twitter @c_newbery or leave a comment below.
Things we’ve been writing about
- An accountant has won nearly £190,000 in a UK employment tribunal after his employer tried to force him to retire. Now quite some nest egg
- Migration Watch’s proposal for three-year temporary visas to allow lower-skilled EU workers to work in the UK after Brexit has met with a mixed reaction from our commenters
- Our writers have been out about about this week, covering everything from the RSA’s chief executive’s annual lecture and debate, the CIPD L&D Show, and the Universities HR Conference
- HR director Richard Barton offers up three though-provoking questions that will spark proper feedback conversations
Things I’ve been reading about
This week I’ve honestly been mostly trying to read Ivanka Trump’s new book, Women who work. It’s really quite put-downable. Review next week. More pleasantly, I’ve been intrigued by:
- The FT has an in-depth report into the apparent ‘rise’ of the weekly commuter. My dad did two lengthy weekly commuting stints while I was child, so I’d hardly call this a new trend — but perhaps a growing one, especially given the ever-increasing time and monetary costs of travel
- Harvard Business Review is urging more C-suite wannabes to take on the top HR spot. But their interviewees are a bit damning with faint praise: “I don’t love telling people I’m in HR, but I love leading HR,” says one
- Over at Quartz, why it’s a good thing if your CEO can’t use the product you sell
- Too many people hate their jobs; we need to rethink what work actually means
- This is thought-provoking at the Guardian: if we don’t have work, what will keep us happy?
- Finally, at HuffPo: why so many women who are fed up with having their credentials questioned at work fell in love with Sally Yates this week