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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.

How (not) to handle disclosures by whistleblowers

Although the UK’s whistleblowing regime has been around for nearly 25 years, employers still frequently get into trouble when handling disclosures by employees. 

Omicron variant: how can businesses weather the storm?

Cases of COVID in the UK have leapt by 65,000 in past week as concerns over the Omicron variant grow.

Managers should encourage exercise breaks at work, researchers say

Managers should encourage desk workers to be more active by planning two minute exercise breaks into the work day, University of Essex researchers have found.

Does 'naming and shaming' employers work?

Over 200 employers were named and shamed by the government last week (December 9) for failing to pay staff the national minimum wage.

Watch on demand: HR trends for 2022 and beyond

Panelists on Tuesday’s (7 December) HR Lunchtime Debate discussed the trends they expect to dominate HR’s agenda in 2022.

Hot topic: employee ownership

COVID-19 changed business priorities for many, but some saw it as an opportunity to change direction. Interest in employee ownership hit record highs during the pandemic, with 250 new employee-owned...

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Preparing for the impact of acquisition

Successful fast-growing startups are often targeted for acquisition by larger, more established companies. In fact, the number of businesses being acquired by or merged into bigger entities is...

What an Omicron Plan B means for businesses

Yesterday the British government announced that England will be moving to Plan B due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus.

Should HR be concerned about the new Omicron COVID variant?

Six cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant have been found in Scotland, and several countries, including parts of South Africa, have been added to the UK’s red list for international travel.

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