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D&I | Workers doubt equality at work is achievable

Over half (51%) of workers do not think people from all backgrounds will ever have equal opportunity to succeed within their organisation.

Inclusivity | A quarter of workers judge colleagues on their appearance

A quarter (25%) of workers ranked appearance as the most important factor when meeting someone for the first time at work, followed by personal hygiene (23%) and then someone’s job title (17%).

Organisational design | The four-day week – does it really work?

Our perspective on working routines has shifted over the last 18 months as the pandemic has brought unavoidable remote working. It’s forced many companies who were previously reluctant to employ...

Culture | Hot seat: the HR role in securing M&A success

Somewhere between 70% and 90% of all mergers and acquisitions (M&A) fail to achieve their strategic and financial objectives. The reasons for this are complex, but the management of people is key to...

LinkedIn | Overshare? Majority of HR think LinkedIn is no place for personal life

An HR magazine poll has found that a majority (76%) of professionals in the HR community think people should refrain from sharing details about their personal lives on LinkedIn.

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HREx | HR Excellence awards 2021 shortlist announced

HR magazine is delighted to reveal the shortlist for the 2021 HR Excellence Awards.

Editor's letter | People are your best asset - treat them with respect

Employee benefits

Over the course of this year, we have witnessed the country slowly go back to normal.

Vaccines | No jab no job adverts double in September

Employee benefits

The number of job adverts requiring applicants to be vaccinated spiked by 116% between August and September this year.

Worker rights | Part-time work tops coronavirus tribunal complaints

Employment law

Complaints relating to part-time working regulations have risen by 767% since the pandemic, topping the list of tribunal causes that have seen the steepest increase over the past 18 months.

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Employers are losing out on a huge talent pool by not considering people with criminal records for employment.

Black History Month | Racial equity: What to do when you fear saying the wrong thing

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Governance | SFO vs Petrofac: lessons from a compliance perspective

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Standards | Avoiding the pitfalls of ISO 45003 for psychological health, safety and wellbeing at work

We have to applaud the release of ISO 45003, the first global standard on psychological health, safety and wellbeing at work.

Organisational values | The culture gap: putting culture at the heart of business performance

It is now widely accepted that culture is the foundation on which exceptional financial performance is built. Historically, boards didn’t spend much time on culture, but increasingly there is a...