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Noise in the office distracting employees? Here’s how HR can help

Now that offices have re-opened in the UK, there’s more opportunity for workers to divide their working day between home and HQ. In fact, research found that 54% of office workers intend to break up...

The big refreeze: HR’s role in helping organisations adapt post-pandemic, part two

The social and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic has inspired widespread change for many business. Lynda Gratton studies how HR can help organisation consolidate new ways of working

The big refreeze: HR’s role in helping organisations adapt post-pandemic, part one

The social and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic has inspired widespread change for many business. Lynda Gratton studies how HR can help organisation consolidate new ways of working

Catch up: Where do you draw the line with social media screening?

It’s common for recruiters to do their homework when looking for high-profile candidates and with the prevalence of social media, employers would be remiss to leave it out, finds Nosa Omoigui

Too many businesses still hiding behind green PR

Many employers are relying on "made up" sustainability credentials to bolster brand awareness and compete for talent, rather than focusing on climate change and implementing effective strategies to...

HR must step up to the climate challenge

England is traditionally not very good at breaking records. Our football team never seems to lift the trophy (until this year), our transport links aren’t always on time and our happiness levels…...

Use psychology to influence employee behaviour

Studies show that when people in the workplace are aware they want to influence others, the strategies they choose by default are not very effective. But HR professionals can learn a few tips from...

FTSE 100 net zero goal to become vital to talent attraction

With 82% of FTSE 100 companies now aiming to meet net zero carbon emissions by 2050, some experts say environmental credentials will set employers apart in candidates’ eyes.

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,...

Listen now: How to create an outcomes-based culture

Digging deeper into the HR buzzword outcomes-based, this conversation with Philippa Bonay, director of people and business services at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), explores how to and...

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...

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