Culture

Social activism could turn the workplace into a ‘wokeplace’

The events of 2020 lead to important social activism, such as the Black Lives Matter movement and the campaign to end child food poverty, both of which prominent businesses took part in.

Manage workplace animosity with tact and respect

In a powerful inauguration speech last week, President Biden called upon American citizens to “join forces, stop shouting and lower the temperature.”

Glassdoor announces Best Places to Work 2021 list

Job insights website Glassdoor has released its Best Places to Work 2021 list with tech companies fending off competition when it comes to employee engagement, flexibility and progress.

Keeping teams happy, healthy and productive in the new normal

Due to COVID-19, employers and their HR teams across the country have been adjusting to managing employees remotely and the many challenges this poses. One of the main stumbling blocks has been how to...

NHS employee relations during COVID-19 is reaching breaking point

The impact of the COVID-19 on employment relations has been felt across all organisations up and down the country. Many employees have adapted their working patterns and roles to quickly respond to...

Four-day week is affordable and could boost productivity, finds report

Reducing hours to a four-day work week could be offset by an increase in productivity.

Why kindness should be fundamental for leadership

Kindness has been a pretty high-profile topic over recent months. During the pandemic, we have seen neighbours pulling together to help each other out. ‘Be Kind’ messages have appeared on noticeboards...

Three key benefits of a process-centric company culture

Establishing a process-centric culture is crucial for maintaining innovation and efficiency. It requires management to step back and trust their teams, but the rewards are phenomenal.

Why HR should be as responsible for workplace tech as they are for people

HR teams need to add digital transformation to their to-do lists this year, says Civica chief people officer Julie Chell

Creating a net-zero ready workforce

?We are increasingly hearing about organisations that are purpose-led. With vision, mission and brand statements, companies are wearing their hearts on their sleeves and talking about more than...

Take the time to recharge

With web searches for ‘occupational burnout’ surging more than 2,500% since 2015, could HR teams hold the key to combatting busy culture? Or is being ‘totally slammed’ and ‘completely maxed out’ so...

Coronavirus pandemic has been an exercise in risk management

Coronavirus has provided businesses with the opportunity to carry out risk management processes in real time, according to Dan Peyton, partner at law firm McGuire Woods LLP.

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