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Investigations into cultural practices: when should HR bring in outside help?

Proper external investigative practice requires impartiality, significant resources, and a detailed understanding of the organisation’s culture, experts have warned.

Business ranked more trustworthy than government

Business has outstripped NGOs, government and the media as the only trusted institution on the annual Edelman Trust Barometer.

COVID vaccine mandate u-turn spares NHS from staffing collapse

A mandatory COVID vaccination policy for NHS workers in England has been scrapped at the last minute.

Is it time to file for email bankruptcy?

As an author of a best-selling book on writing emails, you might assume I’d be the Marie Kondo of email organisation.  That only a couple of emails ever sit in my inbox (the ones that bring me joy, of...

Test, learn and adapt: thriving in this new era requires a brave new mindset

The notion that we are living in an increasingly 'VUCA' world (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) is not a new one and we know that a key characteristic will be adaptability.

Does working from home create a higher risk of fraud?

Fraud in mid-sized UK businesses rose by over 20% in 2021. Working from home has been blamed for the rise, but accidental fraud could also be part of the cause.

UK productivity among the lowest of the G7, finds ONS

Output per hour worked by UK employees is among the lowest of all the G7 countries, according to new data published by the ONS.

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.

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