Hot seat: Optimising people as enablers

The vocation of HR has humanity and reason at its core. But as our profession responds to the immediate challenges of coronavirus (COVID-19), the post-EU Exit era, and future trends, we must focus on...

Chancellor details plans to end furlough scheme

Employers will be asked to pay National Insurance and employer pension contributions for furloughed workers from August, chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced.

Which companies are going the extra mile for employees during coronavirus? Part two

We shine a light on the effort businesses have made, big and small, to support their staff and the community during the coronavirus pandemic

Most in-demand skills for HR named in CIPD survey

Line manager coaching is a top priority for HR professionals when considering the future of the profession, according to the CIPD’s annual People Profession Survey

Financial worries have profound impact on employee mental health

The vast majority (90%) of employers agree that financial worries have a negative impact on an employee’s mental health, a survey by fintech company Smarterly has found.

Workforce reintegration in a time of crisis

?The COVID-19 government briefing on Sunday 10 May saw employees unable to work from home, encouraged to return as of Monday 11 May.

HR Lunchtime Debate: What will company cultures look like post-pandemic now available on-demand

Companies will need to be more agile and more empathetically-led following the coronavirus crisis, experts agreed in our HR Lunchtime Debate on 14 May

24.4 million could return to work in first phase out of lockdown

UK employers are planning to bring between 30% and 80% of their staff back to the workplace in the first phase out of lockdown, equalling 24.4 million employees?.

Furlough scheme extended to October

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) is to be extended by four months to the end of October 2020

Employees will need preventative measures to return to work

?Employers should not force workers to return to work unless they have put measures in place to reduce the risk of infection in the workplace, legal experts say

How to make virtual teams work

Remote working is not a new phenomenon. But as the coronavirus health crisis spreads rapidly across the globe, it has suddenly become the exclusive mode of working for much of the world.

Workers encouraged to return to work where possible

Employees who cannot work are being encouraged to return to their workplaces as of today.