Business models

Pandemic increases opportunities for freelance specialists

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in greater opportunity to take advantage of a wider talent pool through the use of specialist freelancers.

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Why a new psychological contract is needed to create change in the workplace

At first hybrid work may feel like a progressive step forward. But, in reality, a model in which all employees have a set number of days in the office is, at best, short-sighted, and, at worst,...

Changed your business model to hybrid working? Here’s what you need to know

Many organisations have transformed how they operate over the past 18 months. Flexible work schedules, remote team members and better digital literacy have led to more hybrid workplaces. To make sure...

Four-day working week would improve UK carbon footprint and employee mood

Not only do employees want a four-day work week, but a new report says its introduction would dramatically reduce the UK’s carbon footprint.

Hybrid working – the big HR challenge

We have all seen the recent surveys and it’s now very clear; post pandemic, a significant number of employees want to retain at least an element of homeworking. These last nine months or so have been...

Coronavirus pandemic has been a "heroic time" for HR, says Josh Bersin

HR has played a heroic role in what will continue to be a tough time for the job market and work environment, said HR analyst and academy owner Josh Bersin closing the second day of the CIPD’s annual...

Getting the best out of people at Unicef

Many employees say they choose a role due to how well a company aligns with their personal values. And the statement certainly rings true for the Unicef director of people Martyn Dicker.

Case Study: How Birchwood Park attracts new talent

Opened at the turn of the millennium, Birchwood Park is a thriving business district on the outskirts of Warrington.

SME lessons: Just enough structure to harness creativity

In the third of a series of four articles, Vlatka Hlupic describes the principles of maintaining a highly-engaged workplace in small and medium-sized organisations

Corporations need entrepreneurial flair

In the second of a series of four articles, Vlatka Hlupic describes the principles for maintaining dynamism and relevance for an established corporation

John Lewis cuts bonus to lowest level in decades

John Lewis and Waitrose staff will receive a bonus of just 2% in 2020, which is their lowest payout in 67 years

SUEZ HR chief joins HR webinar panel

Tracey Leghorn, chief HR officer at SUEZ recycling and recover UK, has joined the HR lunchtime debate webinar: ‘How can businesses become more sustainable?’ The webinar will be hosted by HR magazine...

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