Maddie Ballard

Hot Topic: Female leadership in a time of crisis

Countries led by women have come out on top in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Female leaders such as Finland’s Sanna Marin and Jacinda Ardern in New Zealand have been praised for meeting the...


What to expect of post-COVID workplace culture

Our HR Lunchtime Debate on 14 May explored what company cultures will look like post-pandemic, asking how they can become more people-centric and what HR can do to lead the shift

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Mothers face job insecurity and increased childcare responsibilities during lockdown

UK mothers are facing job insecurity and increased childcare responsibilities during lockdown, a new study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and UCL Institute of Education revealed.


Employment and skills recovery package needed to boost job market, AELP says

Devolved governments have been called upon to develop a post-pandemic employment and skills recovery package.


Workers judge colleagues’ houses over video conferencing

Two in five (40%) UK employees judge their colleagues on how their house looks over video conferencing, a new poll commissioned by Eskenzi PR has found.


Financial worries have profound impact on employee mental health

The vast majority (90%) of employers agree that financial worries have a negative impact on an employee’s mental health, a survey by fintech company Smarterly has found.


Immigration bill barring EU nationals accused of hypocrisy

The government’s immigration bill has been criticised as hypocritical for its proposal to end ‘unskilled’ immigration in December, ignoring the fact that many low-earning key workers are EU nationals....


Majority of UK workers say they work effectively from home

Two-thirds (66%) of UK workers believe they are effective when working remotely, according to the latest LinkedIn Workforce Confidence Index


Two in five UK companies change employee benefit programmes due to COVID-19

Two-fifths (42%) of companies have made or are planning to make changes to their employee benefit programmes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on working life.


HR Lunchtime Debate: What will company cultures look like post-pandemic now available on-demand

Companies will need to be more agile and more empathetically-led following the coronavirus crisis, experts agreed in our HR Lunchtime Debate on 14 May


Employees upskilling from home during pandemic

A quarter (24%) of the UK workforce are learning new skills to guard against coronavirus uncertainty, according to The Open University


Four in ten employee helpline calls relate to mental health

Almost half (41%) of all calls made by employees to their organisation’s employee assistance programme (EAP) are for mental health concerns, new figures show.