Companies alienating workforce by ignoring worker opinion

Employers are guilty of ignoring the opinions of their workforce when it comes to making important decisions.

Is HR forcing people into management?

While management is often the logical next step for workers in terms of career progression, not everybody may be cut out for the job.

Is the workplace more trans-inclusive than society?

In the wider world the transgender community is not still experiencing enough support and inclusion and there is a new surge in rhetoric, harassment and discrimination, and a huge wedge between gender...

Have workplaces changed since George Floyd?

The murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis in May 2020 had an enormous impact on society, including British workforces, yet change has not been sustained.

UK's largest companies failing to tackle mental health issues

The UK's largest companies, among them JD Wetherspoons, Next, EasyJet, Tesco and Barclays, are failing to actively address mental health issues at work despite acknowledging the problem.

Appraisals – common pitfalls and challenges

We have all had that feeling around appraisal season. Everything seems fine so why waste time when we have work to get on with?

HR underrepresented in FTSE 100 boardrooms

Just three of the FTSE 100 companies in the UK have HR professionals on their main board.

Underrepresented groups consistently trapped in insecure work

Women, disabled workers, ethnic minorities and young workers have been disproportionately affected by insecure employment over the last 20 years.

Sunday night blues demotivating workers for week ahead

Sunday night blues, a feeling of dread before the start of the working week, is having a negative effect on worker wellbeing across the UK.

HR needs to take accountability for black representation

This week marked the second anniversary of George Floyd’s death - why aren’t we seeing more black leaders at the top of UK organisations?

Spotlight your early careers strategy at the 2022 HR Excellence Awards

If you host outstanding apprenticeships, graduate schemes, T-levels or other programmes to help young people get started in their careers, this new category for the 2022 HR Excellence Awards could be...

Sue Gray report uncovers insidious effect of work drinking cultures

Senior civil servant Sue Gray’s investigation into lockdown-breaking parties at Downing Street offers key lessons for businesses across the UK.