Hot topic: The politics of furlough, part one

Heralded as a safety net by many, the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has supported the livelihoods of 9.6 million people and 1.2 million businesses to date.


Employer guide on domestic abuse support published amid rise in cases during coronavirus lockdown

The CIPD and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published a guide to help employers provide support to employees experiencing domestic abuse.

Diversity and inclusion key to agility post-pandemic

Businesses are keen to increase their workforce agility in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the majority believe that increasing diversity and creating an inclusive culture is a key way to...

Majority of firms considering ‘meet-up’ spaces rather than full-time offices

More than three in four UK business managers feel that 'collaborative' workspaces will be most suitable for their organisation post-lockdown, according to new research.

How to retain company culture and values during fast growth

As businesses grow, expand their teams and receive funding, leaders can find it challenging to retain a culture that has served so well while scaling to meet the needs of a growing customer base.

Lying rife in the workplace, finds new study

Nearly half of UK employees have lied at work, according to new research by Glassdoor.

Employers should value staff as an asset not an expense, says new paper

A new white paper has been published to provide employers with ways of valuing their talent as an asset rather than an expense in a post-coronavirus world of work.

The five things HR leaders should consider in return to work planning

It can be difficult for HR to know what to prioritise when heading back to the workplace following coronavirus, so we’ve come up with the main areas it should be focussing on.


Workers missing teamwork and friendship in pandemic

?Employees feel less connected to their leaders, teammates and friends compared to their lives before the coronavirus pandemic.

Alastair Campbell: the importance of mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

If you were ever wondering whether to make a change in your career but not sure if it’s possible, Alastair Campbell is proof that it’s never too late.

Redundancies expected to increase in next quarter, CIPD says

One in three organisations expect to cut jobs in the third quarter of 2020, according to new research from the CIPD and Adecco Group.

Championing the HR leader

Traditionally, the role of the HR leader was to reactively manage employees and solve any problems they had while addressing the needs of the employer. However, the role of HR teams has evolved and...