DHL Express CEO: “There’s no such thing as a support function"

John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express, speaks to HR magazine about the importance of cultivating a people-first culture.

What does the Menopause in the Workplace inquiry mean for businesses?

A recent report by the Fawcett Society found that 44% of women said their menopause symptoms affected their ability to do their job and one in 10 had actually left their job due to their symptoms....

Billions in unused apprenticeship levy funds returned to the Treasury

New research has uncovered that £3.3 billion pounds of apprenticeship levy funding has been returned to the Treasury since 2019.

Freelancers wait three times longer for payment than permanent staff

SMEs are blaming cashflow issues for delays in paying freelance workers.

Tackling the human cost of the ‘dark matter of work’

Consisting of ‘dark energy’ and ‘dark matter’, 95% of the universe is essentially invisible. The same can be said about much of the work we do today, if we consider daily actions that aren’t captured,...

What HR wants from the next prime minister

As the race for the UK's next Conservative leader comes down to two candidates, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, HR leaders consider what they would like to be a priority for the next prime minister.

Employee experience better incentive than bonuses

Organisations such as Barclays, Lloyds Group, Virgin Money and British Airways have offered their staff one-off bonus payments to help with soaring living costs, yet bonuses might not be a quick fix...

IR35 and zero-rights employment continues

The government has confirmed it will not align tax status and employment rights for the foreseeable future – this was one of the key takeaways from its long-awaited response to an employment status...

Uber ruling prompts new government guidance on workers' rights

Following the 2021 Supreme Court ruling that found Uber drivers are classed as workers under UK law, the government has launched new guidance on employment status.

Disability employment gap worse for men than women

Disabled men are more likely to be unemployed than non-disabled men, disabled women and non-disabled women in the UK.

How to be a reviver rather than a survivor with leadership

The determining factor of an organisation’s success in response to each and every disruptive opportunity is leadership – whether that be recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the threat of recession,...

Office workers discouraged from taking leave

Over half of employees (60%) have said their employer actively discourages them from taking time off, according to new research.