Salaries failing to increase with inflation

The latest employee earnings data from the Office for National Statistics has revealed pay has stagnated, while the proportion classed as middle-earners remains unchanged.

Women's pension gap worsens with age

New data from Legal & General has revealed the pensions gap for women in their 20s is still 16% - an improvement of just one percentage point since 2020.

GMB v Bolt: Is the gig finally up?

This month, trade union GMB has pledged to launch legal action against app-based taxi company Bolt regarding the status of its workers.

Ten tips for successful influencing

There’s no doubt HR’s influence within organisations has increased significantly. After years of debate and lobbying about the need for the profession to hold a strategic remit and a place in the...

Gender pay gap stagnation signals lack of attention

PwC analysis of gender pay gap data released today has found that 43% of the 10,282 companies that disclosed their data this year reported an increase in their average pay gap, compared to 41% of the...

Wellbeing should be on a par with health and safety, says BSC

For World Wellbeing Week, employers are being urged to make wellbeing as important as health and safety.

What are OKRs? And how do you use them well?

When it comes to productivity and alignment, HR has turned to key result areas (KRAs), key performance indicators (KPIs), and now objectives and key results (OKRs).

Low productivity? It might be time for a sludge audit

How many times have you, as a job applicant, quit the process because it was long-winded to complete? We engage in a straight-forward transaction only to find we have wandered into what feels like...

Three elements for building a global background screening program 

With many global organisations either growing or dealing with high employee turnover from The Great Resignation, the race to hire top talent is on.

Plans to scrap agency cover ban for strikes slammed

Proposals allowing employers to use agency workers to carry out the duties of striking staff have been branded unworkable, according to experts.

Could a midlife MOT keep the over 50s in work for longer?

The over 50s have been leaving the workforce in droves since the pandemic.

Social mobility on the up since 2014

The Social Mobility Commission has published its State of the Nation report showing improved social mobility in the past eight years and new measures to tackle socio-economic inequality.