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.

Companies underestimating disabled workers' potential

Companies, and society in general, are perceiving disabled workers in terms of what they can't do rather than looking at their potential.

Purpose-driven work vital to employee health

Working in a job with purpose can help employees fight off serious health problems and even make them live longer, according to Wolfgang Seidl, workplace health consultant at Mercer Marsh Benefits.

What it’s like to work in HR in Ukraine during the war

At Naftogaz, the national energy company of Ukraine, the day-to-day responsibilities of our HR department aren’t much different than any other 50,000+ employee organisation.

Majority of women of colour in the UK have faced racism at work

The majority (75%) of women of colour in the UK have experienced racism at work, causing some to change their language, clothes or hair to better fit in.