Soft skills exaggerated in HR

The misconception that HR revolves solely around soft skills could be leading less men to enter the profession.

UK draft Mental Health Bill criticised on improving workplace mental health

The government's draft Mental Health Bill has been criticised for its lack of impact on workplace mental health.

How can we stop diversity and inclusion washing becoming the next big corporate problem?

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) has become a point of brand differentiation, almost of bragging rights. But if you look into it closely, can anyone say that we are closer to an inclusive, fair...

D&I clinic: How to make recruitment processes more inclusive for neurodivergent workers

Our resident D&I expert Huma Qazi advises HR on recruitment and neurodiversity.

HR warned to prepare for summer of strikes

The rise in strikes across the UK, including planned actions from Royal Mail, British Airways, NHS doctors, barristers and teachers, means HR must be prepared to handle employee relations calmly and...

Employee ownership hits record high

A record number of employee owned businesses have been created in the last twelve months.

How to define socio-economic background

There have always been several different questions that employers can ask to determine the socio-economic background of their employees, including parental qualifications, parental occupation, type of...

Best of HR books: June 2022

We delve into the new releases to find out what HR has been reading this month.

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...