HR needs to act to protect employee engagement

Companies need to focus on employees’ emotions and keep their promises if they want to restore productivity and engagement, according to Gartner’s chief of HR research Brian Kropp

Hot topic: Businesses using palm oil

A report published by the WWF listed the British businesses failing to meet commitments to only sell products containing palm oil from ‘sustainable’ sources

Protecting people's futures at the PPF

Over the years the Pension Protection Fund’s CPO has increased the reputation and influence of HR, enabling it to introduce key initiatives that benefit the business and the wider local community

Identikit open-plan offices don't work

Your space should be designed to reflect the needs of your workforce, and accommodate those you may be looking to attract

How can businesses become more sustainable?

We are in a climate emergency, and experts from HR magazine’s lunchtime debate yesterday (18 March) argued that HR should be helping businesses to become carbon neutral

Legal-ease: Handling grievances

?Dealing with grievances is an unenviable task for any HR professional, particularly when allegations are widespread and indicate a toxic culture

HR’s view on the 2020 Budget

HR magazine spoke to professionals in the sector to gauge the reaction to the UK’s new financial plans

Radical transparency is needed in the workplace

Obstructing honest feedback will result in simmering disputes between different teams and departments, said chief executive and founder of ViewsHub Ab Banerjee

Ensuring assertiveness is not seen as bullying

Where is the line between being 'passionate' and 'bullying'? Between 'expressing strong opinions' and being 'aggressive'?

Climate change among workers’ top concerns

UK employees are becoming more vocal about the climate emergency in the workplace, according to research

HR can innovate but it takes time and perseverance

The function must be prepared for some ideas to fail and not get caught up in churning out initiatives as fast as possible

Dynamism is for the public sector too

?In the first of a series of four articles, discover how a highly-engaged workplace culture can transform performance in public sector organisations