Jo Gallacher

HR and L&D leaders call for more engagement in social policy

?Environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies are becoming more important to HR leaders.


HR can make a positive difference

?I would be wasting precious column inches by explaining the many benefits of diversity in the workplace. Any HR professional worth their salt already knows the score. But we are lying to ourselves if...


Financial safety leads as top priority for SME benefit schemes

?A quarter of SME employees would like income protection in a post-COVID-19 workplace.


It pays to have more women on the board, finds report

?The UK economy is missing out on £47 billion in pre-tax profit due to a lack of women in top executive roles.


Employees say they can't afford more free time

?A quarter of working people do not want to reduce their hours of paid work to have more free time.


How companies are prioritising staff health to boost productivity

An ONS study found more than 140 million working days were lost to sickness in 2018, equating to 4.4 days per worker.


Second wave of coronavirus and no-deal Brexit threaten UK employment prospects

?The unemployment rate may reach 9% by the end of the year, according to thinktank EY Item Club, an increase from 3.9% in the month to May.


HR warned to prepare for second wave of coronavirus with workplace testing

HR is being asked to create a response plan and testing protocol to prepare for a potential second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.


HR directors predict wave of flexible working requests

HR directors expect 70% of their workforce will have flexible working once coronavirus restrictions are lifted, a 45% increase on current levels.


CIPD calls for bereavement leave and pay for all employees experiencing close family loss

The CIPD is calling for the right to bereavement leave and pay to be extended to all employees experiencing the loss of a close family member.


Wellbeing initiatives need more data backing

Poor quality data is impacting employers’ attempts to create a better workplace wellbeing culture.


MPs criticised as job vacancies reach record low

?MPs have been accused of watching from the side-lines rather than stopping job losses by TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady.