Pushing for progress: the workplace's role in political and social movements

With workforces becoming increasingly active in political and social movements, what are the benefits and potential pitfalls HR should look out for?

HR and L&D leaders call for more engagement in social policy

?Environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies are becoming more important to HR leaders.

HR can make a positive difference

?I would be wasting precious column inches by explaining the many benefits of diversity in the workplace. Any HR professional worth their salt already knows the score. But we are lying to ourselves if...

Financial safety leads as top priority for SME benefit schemes

?A quarter of SME employees would like income protection in a post-COVID-19 workplace.

Care and connection: How to build a company culture during coronavirus and beyond

Before the pandemic, it may have seemed impossible for SMEs to compete with larger firms’ company cultures.

Employees more likely to trust employers’ return to work plans than government guidance

One in five UK employees have said that they don’t trust the government’s return to work advice at all compared to one in 10 people who distrust their employer’s decisions about going back to the...

Is a sense of community the solution for HR in an economic downturn?

So much of the storm that businesses are currently weathering is outside of their control. Keeping up with a plethora of government news, advice and guidelines; supporting employees with physical and...

HR people grooves part two: a special thank you

?Every Thursday at 8pm during lockdown, the nation came together to clap for our glorious NHS and keyworkers on the frontline who are working around the clock to keep us safe, well and fed. In these...


Black Lives Matter: now it's time to act

On 25 May there was yet another incident of police brutality where an African-American man, George Floyd, was killed by police officers in Minneapolis.

Employers accused of not ‘actively listening’ to workers during coronavirus response

Less than one in five employers have said they are actively listening to the needs and concerns of employees as part of their COVID-19 response.

Tackling HR’s image problem

We have the opportunity to shift the way HR is perceived in a fundamental and permanent way

Let's show our emotions

It truly is a wild time. Wherever your emotions currently are between ‘I’ve got this, I will overcome’ to ‘I’ve just stared out of the window for 10 minutes thinking about absolute nonsense’- that’s...