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12 months of 2020: February

?In a year that has catapulted people professionals to the top of every agenda, our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2020.

12 months of 2020: January

In a year that has catapulted people professionals to the top of every agenda, our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2020.

In uncertain times we need to raise the benchmark

For decades benchmarking has been an essential tool for any business looking to understand how its performance stacks up against competition and contemporaries.

HR pressures due to coronavirus set to continue into 2021

The pressure HR teams are under due to the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to continue into 2021.

Home truths: adapting to the new world of work

Lockdown has provided us with a nationwide remote working experiment, but it may not have been as successful as HR had hoped.

Hot topic: How HR can prepare for a Brexit job shock, part two

Since March, the spread of COVID-19 and resulting national lockdowns have led to significant job losses around the country. However, a no-deal Brexit could lead to even more.

Hot topic: How HR can prepare for a Brexit job shock, part one

Since March, the spread of COVID-19 and resulting national lockdowns have led to significant job losses around the country. However, a no-deal Brexit could lead to even more.

COVID-19 Winter Plan: HR responds

Though the prime minister’s COVID-19 Winter Plan will mean the requirement to stay at home will be lifted from 2 December, a return to the tiered system, travel restrictions, and advice to continue...

How to use setbacks as a springboard to success by developing resilience

Resilience is the ability to recover from a series of difficulties, setbacks, or defeats and to quickly return to a high level of performance. It is not a single entity. Rather resilience is a...

Isn’t it time you switched to electric?

With the climate emergency firmly on political and industrial agendas, plus some employees demonstrating a lack of willingness to jump on crowded commuter trains and buses, now may be the perfect time...

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UK’s persistent digital skills gap poses risk to economic recovery

A majority (69%) of UK leaders have said they believe their organisation currently has a digital skills gap, and 70% expect one to develop over the next year.

Office working still necessary for productivity, study finds

Staff need on average three days a week (2.91) in the office to achieve maximum productivity, according to a new study by construction services company ISG.

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