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Wellbeing | Remote work as dangerous as smoking to health of UK workers

Working from home is as dangerous to the health of UK workers as smoking, according to new research from private healthcare company Bupa.

Inclusion | Million more disabled people in work than five years ago

The UK government has exceeded targets to see a million more disabled people in work five years ahead of schedule, yet campaigners warn of the underlying disability employment gap. 

Work/life balance | The future of work is freelance - here’s what HR needs to know

Freelancing is not just a job, not a stopgap, but more of a career choice, and there are benefits for both workers and employers. If HR invests in freelancers now, they’ll reap the rewards for years...

Sustainability | How technology can help build fairer organisations

While the environment remains a key focus, truly sustainable companies must also consider their responsibilities in the broader social context.

Policy | What should HR expect from government's future of work review?

The UK government has announced plans to conduct a review into the future of work led by MP Matt Warman.

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Mental Health Awareness Week | How should HR help employees going through a break up?

Grief is not exclusive to bereavement. Some definitions describe grief as ‘the conflicting emotions brought by the change of a familiar pattern’.

Read | Best of HR books: May 2022

HR software

We delve into the new releases to find out what HR has been reading this month.

Humour or harassment? | Banter tribunals on the rise

Employment law

Employment tribunals where defendants claimed their remarks were just banter rose by 45% in 2021, according to research from law firm GQ Littler.

D&I clinic | How do you make a pay gap action plan?

Employment law

Our resident D&I expert Huma Qazi tackles the question of employees who deny their own privilege.

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Technology | Employees risking data breaches due to IT problems

Employees are experiencing IT service problems in their work, leading them to make more mistakes and potentially put data security at risk.

Work/life balance | Anti-hustle culture: why employees are prioritising lifestyle over ambitions

A recent Twitter thread from strategic researcher Victoria Buchanan examined a growing trend among young people on social media toward anti-ambition and sharing content that rejects so-called hustle...

Hybrid | How to make remote work eco-friendly

Working from home, despite cutting the commute, may not be as eco-friendly as it seems. Claire Muir finds out what it takes to make hybrid work greener

Technology | AI used as a training tool to help improve employee pitches

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used by sales firm Bigtincan as a training tool to help employees improve presentation skills.

Recruitment | Are CVs the best way to assess candidates?

Most firms still use CVs as the main way of screening candidates, but almost the same number have considered cutting them out completely.

Communication | How employers can reconnect with teams

Research from UKG has found a worrying disconnection between employers and their team members. According to the global survey which spoke to recent job leavers and managers, one in four employees...

D&I | When do you add culture to your HR tech?

HR tech has evolved with a cultural focus, but it may take a lot more to get businesses up to speed, finds Dan Cave