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How do you boost work relationships over email?

We all remember receiving that email, don’t we? The snarky one from a colleague we read on a Friday night that ruined our weekend. Five years on, it still irks.

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Lifting of lockdown restrictions leaves employers apprehensive

The easing of lockdown restrictions on 19 July in England has worried employers, as the change to face covering and social distancing rules could divide the UK workforce.

How can HR help build models of success?

The post-pandemic world calls for growth, but also resilience. The world is changing faster than ever, forcing organisations to adapt quickly or fall behind. The pandemic has proven that a global...

UK falls short of 'basic employment rights' in lack of menstrual leave

Women want workplace period leave policies as they don’t believe UK employment law supports those who experience severe menstrual symptoms.

UK government must protect vulnerable workers from digital revolution

MPs have urged government to be more proactive in planning for the future of work in a new Work and Pensions report.

Same-sex parents need inclusivity drives

HR teams are always looking to create the most inclusive workplace cultures possible, but same-sex parents are likely to feel less supported.

Why ‘one big family’ is one big red flag

What does family mean to you? What does it mean to your colleagues? Your potential recruits? For such an often-used term, family can be a divisive word. For some it can mean a supportive, safe...

Eurostar's director of people: "Line managers helped us survive"

Eurostar’s director of people, Gerard Jacques, wants line managers to get the recognition they deserve for their resilience during the coronavirus pandemic.

How can HR manage coronavirus conflict in the workplace?

As UK businesses start to reopen offices across the country, many employees are sharing workplaces for the first time in over a year, risking a sudden clash of opinions on the coronavirus pandemic.

Are leaders equipped to manage a hybrid workforce?

In this brave new hybrid world, do we need to completely rethink our approach to leadership development, and the skills needed to be a great remote leader? 

Do you have a hostile working environment? Here’s how to fix it

For some working from home has been a blessing; a way to avoid lengthy traffic jams, spend quality time with families or simply stay in bed an extra hour. But there are also some people for whom the...

D&I clinic: What do I do about employees who deny their own privilege?

Our resident D&I expert Huma Qazi tackles the question of employees who deny their own privilege.

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