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.

Agile HR: what does it even mean?

Agile represents different things to different people – depending on your perspective, this can range from establishing flexible working right through to introducing a philosophy formed of a series of...

Listen now: HR's role in responsible business

What does it take to be a responsible business? HR magazine editor Jo Gallacher put this question to 2021's top thinker Shereen Daniels, managing director of HR Rewired, in the latest episode of the...

Men working more overtime than women

More than a quarter (28%) of men work overtime everyday compared to 13% of women, according to research from workspace provider Office Freedom.

Brexit trade agreement to impact wages and productivity

The new EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) brought about by Brexit will negatively impact wages and productivity, according to a report from the Resolution Foundation.