12 months of 2021: February

In the second month of 2021, things became no calmer for the HR world, as the post-Christmas COVID spike continued. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

Disability inclusion must run through the whole employee lifecycle 

The latest UK Disability Survey (June 2021) found that only a half of persons with a disability felt that their employer was flexible and made reasonable adjustments, and only a quarter felt that they...

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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.

Is there such thing as a dream job?

A poll of UK workers this week found the dream job consists of five things: a supportive boss; a 16–20-minute commute; 29 days of holiday; a 21–30-hour work week; and £44,355 pay packet.

12 months of 2021: January

It was another year of turbulence for people professionals. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

Data-driven management in the hybrid workplace

Hybrid working is becoming the norm for many people through an increasing reliance on technologies like Microsoft Teams. As of the end of July 2021, Microsoft reported over 250 million daily users of...

HR Excellence Awards 2021: The winners

Last night's (1 December) glittering HR Excellence Awards 2021 ceremony, back as an in-person event after 2020’s virtual ceremony, was a roaring success with the UK's HR professionals.

Employers warned not to shirk responsibility for contractors

A majority (88%) of off-payroll contractors have been told by firms that they must work through an umbrella company, despite questions about their credibility.

Should HR have supervision?  

As a profession, those of us in HR roles offer support, advice and compassion to anyone who needs it in the organisation, but when it comes to ourselves we can often struggle to find the same level of...

Twitter's Jack Dorsey slams founder’s syndrome: how would HR deal with it?

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey announced he would be leaving the company this week after nearly 16 years.

Staffing crisis in social care worsens

The staffing crisis in the social care sector is set to deepen, as statistics show a loss of up to 70,000 workers across the sector in the six months to November.

How to prevent cumulative stress in the workplace 

According to a 2020 survey, an alarming 79% of UK adults in employment commonly experienced work-related stress – that’s some 20% higher than in 2018.

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