Business leaders confident of company survival post-lockdown

Sixty-one per cent of respondents to a survey from The Institute of Leadership & Management said that they were confident their organisations will survive the coronavirus crisis.

Remote productivity suffers due to lack of office chat

The majority (70%) of remote office workers in a Unipos survey said the thing they miss the most about work is face-to-face chats with colleagues.

Problem-solving in stressful times

I used to work with an inspiring executive who was brilliant at staying cool during the worst moments of tension.

TUC calls for furlough scheme to be extended for high-risk workers

Calls for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to be extended for those at high-risk who cannot work from home have been made by the TUC and a coalition of charities.

Remote working productivity predicted to decrease

?Prolonged and permanent remote work could lead to a productivity slump in the long-term, according to software firm Names & Faces.

Beyond ‘race washing’ - how to make sure your business is a race ally

Research in social psychology suggests that, at a very primal level, the human default position is to congregate into groups that afford us safety. Our natural reaction is to reject the unfamiliar, in...

The fresh start effect: forgetting old behaviours when heading back to the workplace

?With many employees now working from home due to the coronavirus crisis, most businesses have had this unwelcome change thrust upon them.

HR responds to COVID-19: The London Stock Exchange Group

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has a name and headquarters that can lead some to consider the company as London-centric.

Why workplace trust creates a productive and engaged team

Workplace trust has never been more important. To create and maintain a positive workplace culture across a digital workforce, it’s critical that senior management trust employees to get their work...

Redundancy tops employee concerns as lockdown eases

Being made redundant is the number one concern for employees at the moment, followed by taking a pay cut or catching COVID-19 at work.

COVID-19, HR and the workplace: three lasting changes

Making changes ‘sticky’ and sustainable in organisations can be notoriously challenging. After all, it is a long journey dependent on the right balance of leadership, economics, politics and...

Investing in infrastructure could create more than a million jobs, says TUC

?Fast tracking spend on projects such as broadband networks, green technology, transport and housing could create 1.2 million jobs by 2022, according to a new report by the Trade Union Congress (TUC).