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Dismantling the organisational impact of white supremacy

It is easy to march for the marginalised. But to stand against a system of supremacy takes grit, authenticity and power. White supremacy serves the leaders at the top of the corporate hierarchy –...

Why data holds the key for improving gender equality in the supply chain

Women are an integral part of global supply chains, making up nearly half (43%) of the workforce. However, women continue to face discrimination in the workplace, which can affect everything from pay...

Plan B lifted: what difficulties lie ahead?

Plan B measures in England, including work from home guidance, will end on 27 January. But with so many false starts already, and the uncertainty of COVID still looming, what difficulties will HR face...

Climate 'lip service' stalls progress and leaves employees flat

Many British businesses see climate policy merely as a branding exercise, rather than something fundamental to future growth, research suggests.

HR reluctant to cut sick pay for unvaccinated

Despite a recent increase in firms, including Ikea and Next, opting to cut their above-Statutory Sick Pay for unvaccinated employees, many HR professionals seem wary of potential discrimination.

How HR can help hit the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Organisations of all sizes have a responsibility to do all they can to help to protect the planet, and the onus is on HR to drive change for good, says Claire Muir.

Rise in CEOs linking pay to engagement and diversity targets

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are high on the C-suite agenda, and CEOs are increasingly tying their pay to values like engagement and diversity.

How to ensure a speak-up culture

Despite the events of the last year and half, which saw seismic societal issues brought to the fore, there was a decline in internal incident reporting – and a continuing trend of fewer reports of...

Petty or not – ignore grievances at your peril

Employers have an obligation to investigate genuine disclosures of information or whistleblowing complaints, and a failure to do so could lead to dissension and unwelcome interference.

Managing employee changes as a company scales

Fast-growth scale-ups – and tech companies in particular – can often face challenges to their HR strategy if they’re not properly prepared.

What COVID means for unvaccinated workers

As the UK government continues its push for vaccinations as the first line of defence against COVID-19, questions have risen about what lies ahead for the country’s unvaccinated population.

Parents struggling with childcare costs

One in eight (13%) British workers has had to opt for part-time hours to manage the cost of childcare.

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