Dominic Bernard

Building a workforce fit for the future

HR has had to be reactive when dealing with employee wellbeing over the past few years. But as we proactively plan for the future, and adjust to living with Covid and beyond, how can people teams...

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How HR can avoid reputational mistakes

Employers have never been more aware of the importance of a healthy organisational culture. The problem for many, however, is how to get there. From listening to the employee voice to driving change...

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Should we be using video CVs?

Video CVs have been celebrated as a more accessible, faster, cheaper and less-discriminatory alternative to the traditional written format – but do they measure up?

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The difference between checking in and micromanagement

Checking in on employee wellbeing has become crucial since the pandemic. But, from over-eager managers to intrusive leaders, where does the line between checking in and micromanagement lie?

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White males dangerously under-represented at board level

White men are now seriously under-represented at board level, according to new research by men’s rights activists.

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Sharp fall in graduate retention during pandemic

Graduate turnover rose to its highest point in 10 years during the pandemic. Research says low pay and poor organisational culture are to blame.

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Training is the answer to skills and retention fears, businesses decide

Two-fifths (41%) of UK companies will implement large-scale upskilling or reskilling programmes to retain top talent and address skills shortages.

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Workers urged to double pension savings to manage cost of living increases

Millions of workers face having only a ‘basic’ level of income at retirement because they are not saving enough.

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ESG values a deciding factor for job candidates

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are a huge draw for job candidates, many of whom are taking advantage of transferable skill sets and their ability to move around the world to work...

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P&O's PR disaster exposes HR's critical role in risk management

Ethical failures, like the recent firing of 800 staff without consultation by ferry company P&O, can prove costly to business and seriously damage people’s lives. Employers – and HR – say experts...

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Majority of UK employees unable to take sick days

More than half (52%) of UK full-time employees did not take a single sick day in the 12 months since February 2021.

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Two years since coronavirus lockdown: what has HR learned?

Today (23 March) marks the second anniversary of the announcement by prime minister Boris Johnson that the UK was locking down due to coronavirus. After two years in crisis, what lessons can HR take...

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