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Should you ever use kisses in work emails?

The headline of this piece is likely to prompt a simple, one-word answer: ‘Noooooooooooooo!’

More workers taking two full-time jobs in secret

Work from home rules have prompted a small but growing number of workers to take on two full-time roles.

We all need to tackle racist bullying at work

We all want to feel valued at work. But not everyone is treated the same, and unfortunately it is becoming all too common for black, Asian and mixed-race employees to suffer bullying and harassment in...

Downsizing in a downturn – does acting fast help you in the long run? Part two

Looking at downsizing and upsizing we focus on two important questions. One, are the antecedents of restructuring common across downsizing and upsizing? And two, are the performance consequences of...

Downsizing in a downturn – does acting fast help you in the long run? Part one

Looking at downsizing and upsizing we focus on two important questions. One, are the antecedents of restructuring common across downsizing and upsizing? And two, are the performance consequences of...

Workers doubt equality at work is achievable

Over half (51%) of workers do not think people from all backgrounds will ever have equal opportunity to succeed within their organisation.

A quarter of workers judge colleagues on their appearance

A quarter (25%) of workers ranked appearance as the most important factor when meeting someone for the first time at work, followed by personal hygiene (23%) and then someone’s job title (17%).

Hot seat: the HR role in securing M&A success

Somewhere between 70% and 90% of all mergers and acquisitions (M&A) fail to achieve their strategic and financial objectives. The reasons for this are complex, but the management of people is key to...

Overshare? Majority of HR think LinkedIn is no place for personal life

An HR magazine poll has found that a majority (76%) of professionals in the HR community think people should refrain from sharing details about their personal lives on LinkedIn.

The culture gap: putting culture at the heart of business performance

It is now widely accepted that culture is the foundation on which exceptional financial performance is built. Historically, boards didn’t spend much time on culture, but increasingly there is a...

A third of young workers concerned about proximity bias

A third (34%) of 18-to-24-year-olds are concerned that working remotely will mean they miss out on progression opportunities.

Black grads need backing, not just recruitment

Employers cannot encourage racial equality merely by hiring young black people and hoping for the best.

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