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Working hours | Does a four-day week undermine true flexibility?

Suggestions that the adoption of a four-day working week will result in less flexibility for workers have been rejected by organisations that have already made four-day weeks permanent.

Equal opportunities | Half from disadvantaged backgrounds find recruitment unfair

New research has revealed 50% of jobseekers from lower socio-economic backgrounds feel they are missing out on employment opportunities because the recruitment process is "unfair” towards them.

Wellbeing | Providing HR support for employees with relationship difficulties

When a relationship ends – whether a couple is going through divorce proceedings or ending a period of co-habitation – this can have a huge impact on a member of staff’s work life.

Investment | UK productivity among the lowest of the G7, finds ONS

Output per hour worked by UK employees is among the lowest of all the G7 countries, according to new data published by the ONS.

D&I | Diversity more important than pay, say advertising graduates

A poll of 100 newly qualified young people hoping to work in the ad-industry has revealed the significant extent to which working for diverse employers now trumps pay.

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COVID-19 | Plan B lifted: what difficulties lie ahead?

Plan B measures in England, including work from home guidance, will end on 27 January. But with so many false starts already, and the uncertainty of COVID still looming, what difficulties will HR face...

Wellbeing | HR needs to slow down

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Earlier this week, I attended a CEO roundtable, where we agreed that the pressures on organisations to deliver faster – whether that be products or services – is growing.

COVID | HR reluctant to cut sick pay for unvaccinated

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Despite a recent increase in firms, including Ikea and Next, opting to cut their above-Statutory Sick Pay for unvaccinated employees, many HR professionals seem wary of potential discrimination.

Religion | D&I clinic: Celebrating faith in an increasingly non-religious society

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Q. How can you make people with faith still feel seen in the workplace in an increasingly non-religious society?

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