Culture

Mental health lessons from the pandemic must become part of workplace culture

It feels as though a dark cloud is lifting as the UK’s lockdown rules ease and we head towards summer.

Gen-Z to base careers on COVID-19 business decisions

Over three quarters (77%) of Gen-Z employees will consider how a business acted during the coronavirus pandemic when choosing a place to work.

Why employee resilience is the future of work

We have discussed resilience at work but mostly from the perspective of leadership. What we haven’t discussed enough is the resilience required of employees to deal with the challenges they face and...

Coronavirus has progressed companies' ethical thinking

The coronavirus pandemic has been the ultimate stress test for ethical culture within businesses, according to the annual LRN report.

Your questions from the HR Lunchtime Debate on belonging answered

On 22 April, HR magazine hosted a webinar on how HR can foster a sense of belonging in the workplace, in partnership with Glint. The topic proved popular, and here the panel answers questions from the...

Insights

Job seekers want employers that actively tackle burnout

Over half (56%) of UK businesses have improved their work culture to focus on wellbeing and flexibility since the start of the pandemic.

Smashing the silos between HR and other business departments

From the start of the pandemic in March 2020, almost half of the UK working population worked from home. One year later, the roadmap out of lockdown is well underway, with vaccines rolling out at an...

Open-door policy has had a makeover - let’s keep it that way

There is no doubt spring is upon us. The birdsong is that little louder and, for the briefest of moments this month, sunshine even created a warm feeling across my face. The changing of the weather...

HR isn’t the enemy

HR is like marmite. People love it or they hate it, and everybody seems to have an opinion about human resources either way. 

Furloughing employees risks fracturing the workforce

HR teams must be aware placing employees on the furlough scheme for long periods of time risks causing fractures in the workforce.

Ignore the big taboo of insecurity at your peril

Organisational culture is a beast fed by thousands of tiny interactions every day. And the most destructive interactions – things like gossip, cliques, hiding mistakes or resisting change – are often...

A stress risk assessment could transform the workplace

Stress is the scourge of the modern workplace, but if coronavirus has taught us anything it’s that necessity is still the mother of invention.

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