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Is it time to re-think the recruitment process?

It’s been a stressful time for HR. Since the announcement of lockdown back in March, the profession has had to switch its workforce to remote working practically overnight, place employees on...

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Sustainability rates highly in employee expectations despite COVID-19 worries

?The majority of UK office workers (83%) feel their company is not doing enough or could do more to improve their sustainability.

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Flexibility and family-friendliness boosts pandemic productivity

Organisations with flexible and family-friendly policies have seen increased levels of productivity throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

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What should HR know about mass redundancies?

The UK government has hinted it will be announcing the introduction of a traffic tiered system for local lockdowns, placing more pressure on businesses to balance the books.

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Businesses fear loss of top HR professionals due to pay squeeze

Over four in five (86%) of businesses are worried about losing their top HR and office support talent due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic.

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Workers trust robots more than their managers

Workers around the world are beginning to trust robots more than people to support their mental health.

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A clear mind in turbulent times: profile James Glover, HRD Mind

Most people are familiar with the work of the charity Mind and its aim to improve the mental wellbeing of the nation. From practical advice and counselling services to membership networks and...

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HR must be resilient in the face of a COVID-winter

?I always mourn the end of summer. As others get excited about woolly jumpers, frosty fingers wrapped around hot drinks and Hocus Pocus, I dread the horizontal rain and dark mornings Autumn offers us....

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Employees believe mental health conditions impede their careers

Almost a quarter (24%) of those with a mental health condition do not believe they have the same career progression as other colleagues.

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Employers unsure how to provide financial education to employees

Employers have a part to play in financial wellbeing and education but are generally unsure of what steps to take to deliver this.

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Glassdoor introduces diversity and inclusion rating

?Glassdoor has launched a new company diversity and inclusion rating on its website to give job seekers a clearer picture of their prospective employer.

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Hot topic: The politics of furlough, part two

Heralded as a safety net by many, the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has supported the livelihoods of 9.6 million people and 1.2 million businesses to date.

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