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Employee assistance programmes more popular than ever

The number of employees in the UK seeking aid from their employee assistance programmes (EAPs) leapt by nearly 350,000 in the past year.

New Way to Work government policy unfit and unethical, experts warn

The Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) new jobs programme Way to Work has faced media backlash for its methods and many in the sector fear it will be counterproductive in the long term.

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.

What do employees want organisational culture to look like in 2022?

In yesterday’s (25 January) HR Lunchtime Debate HR experts discussed the shape of organisational culture for the year ahead.

The evolution of capitalism: profit or purpose?

Is profit the fundamental criterion for a business? As capitalism is evolving under our feet, and that evolution is accelerating since COVID-19, we’re seeing a shift of emphasis from the pre-eminence...

Providing HR support for employees with relationship difficulties

When a relationship ends – whether a couple is going through divorce proceedings or ending a period of co-habitation – this can have a huge impact on a member of staff’s work life.

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.

How to create a culture that works for everyone

We now have diverse, multi-generational workplaces. That means that not every employee comes to work for the same reasons. So just how can we create an equally diverse employee experience that...

Insights

Putting a price tag on the Great Resignation

While we’ve been talking about the global resignation crisis anecdotally, we now have figures that reveal the scale of the emergency.

How HR can prevent staff from working extra hours

Employees in the UK, pre-pandemic, worked the equivalent of £35 billion in unpaid overtime. These figures have risen during the pandemic. According to global figures by the ADP Research Institute, one...

How to drive diversity and inclusion with the lighthouse effect

Over the past two years, perceptions on diversity, equity and inclusion have changed dramatically, driven by globally recognised turning-points such as the murder of George Floyd, and the growing...

HR in 2022: taking stock of 2021

2022 will no doubt reprise many of the challenges of 2021, with tight talent markets and office plans upended again. The third year of the pandemic, however, will be more than a replay.

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