Culture

What high-performing organisations have in common

With all disruptions caused by Covid-19, changes in work patterns and changes in employee turnover, businesses have to re-evaluate the way they work, how they treat their employees, their higher...

SMEs should focus on culture to retain staff

Small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) should play to their strengths when it comes to retention, and focus on building a culture of recognition, according to research.

Living openly as a trans woman in the workplace

Lying, they say, is harder work than telling the truth. But the sad truth is that for LGBT+ people, bad work environments end up making liars of us all.

Fostering a culture of belonging and engagement in a hybrid environment

As we transition into our new-normal, hybrid environment, maintaining a sense of belonging and engagement is going to become a key priority for HR departments.

Government supports pay transparency and STEM returners

UK minister for women, Deborah Stedman-Scott, has today announced two new initiatives to help improve women’s equality in the workplace: a pledge to advocate for pay transparency in job adverts, and...

Disability is just part of being human

Intersectionality is just another word for being human. None of us sit in just one box. And yet, too often in our conversations about disability, inclusion, and belonging, we focus on just one strand...

How to handle employee mental health pressures

There is a stigma attached to revealing a mental illness, so many individuals hide this for fear that they may be judged unfavourably and treated differently.

Over half of UK employees have felt excluded at work

According to research, over half (56%) of UK employees have felt personally excluded in their current workplace, representing a dangerous drain on productivity and a moral issue for HR.

UK employers lag behind on sexual harassment policy

Five years after the #MeToo movement, this is the first year that more companies globally have published an anti-sexual harassment policy (53%) than not (47%) – but the UK is behind the curve.

Rehiring vaccine mandate losses: what should HR know?

Mandatory vaccination for health and social care workers will end early on 15 March Sajid Javid has announced. So what happens to those workers that have already left?

Are chief happiness officers a gimmick?

Law firm Clifford Chance made headlines last week when its co-head of tech Jonathan Kewley proposed the appointment of a chief happiness officer responsible for keeping staff’s spirits high.

What the Ukraine conflict tells us about race

A war instigated by a super power invading another sovereign country resulting in death, misery and civilians becoming refugees seeking an escape is a blight on us all.

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