Organisational design

Flexible working may not be the revolution it seems

At first glance it would seem that the flexible working genie is irreversibly out of the bottle. But is it?

BlackBerry smartphones: what impact did they have on the workplace?

The first casualty of 2022 has already been announced: BlackBerry will discontinue service on its phones.

It's time for HR to challenge the status quo

Over a 24 months like no other, HR practitioners have become a sought-after resource for panicked business leaders on the hunt for clarity and alignment. And partly as a result of this, HR has evolved...

Coronavirus permanently damaged part-time worker's roles

Despite the widespread adoption of remote working, the pandemic has worsened part-time workers’ abilities to get the flexible arrangements they need.

Hybrid team leadership – a chance to up our game

Since COVID, we have learned that leaders typically need significant support to be able to adapt to leading hybrid teams, compared with in-person, which they are normally more used to.

Flexible Working Taskforce releases hybrid work guidelines

The Flexible Working Taskforce has today (3 December) published new guidelines to help employers use fair and sustainable hybrid working practices.

Black Friday sales must not come at a price to employees

Black Friday represents one of the most hotly anticipated shopping opportunities of the year, for both retailers looking to boost sales and for consumers ready to bag a bargain. But this comes at a...

Work the most secure it has been in a decade, CIPD finds

Work has become more secure over the past decade despite the impact of the pandemic.

Hardest hit sectors have not benefitted from COVID job hopping

Though job-to-job moves hit a record high in 2021, industries that struggled in the pandemic, like hospitality and leisure, have not benefitted from the reallocation of labour.

How workers can manage both health and productivity

Within the space of a few short weeks, the gloomy forecasts of rising joblessness after the furlough scheme ended have morphed into stories of labour shortages and the ‘great resignation’. What is...

How can HR support employees’ right to switch off?

The pandemic blurred the lines between work and personal life like never before. Overnight our homes became our offices and switching off at the end of the working day became increasingly difficult.

Hybrid working: five key employment law considerations for employers 

If there is one positive we can take from the pandemic, it is adaptability in the workplace. From working at home, to varying hours in order to juggle home-schooling and/or caring responsibilities,...

Organisational design