With workforces becoming increasingly active in political and social movements, what are the benefits and potential pitfalls HR should look out for?
?Environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies are becoming more important to HR leaders.
?A quarter of SME employees would like income protection in a post-COVID-19 workplace.
?The UK economy is missing out on £47 billion in pre-tax profit due to a lack of women in top executive roles.
An ONS study found more than 140 million working days were lost to sickness in 2018, equating to 4.4 days per worker.
?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 is being asked to create a response plan and testing protocol to prepare for a potential second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
HR directors expect 70% of their workforce will have flexible working once coronavirus restrictions are lifted, a 45% increase on current levels.
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.