Women are most likely to be underemployed, research finds

Women are among the groups of UK workers who are most likely to be affected by underemployment, according to research from the Underemployment Project, a sociological investigation of underemployment.

Lack of diversity more expensive than ever

Diverse companies are more likely than ever to outperform their less diverse peers, according to a series of reports by business consultancy McKinsey.

How to motivate mid-life employees to save for retirement

Visualising retirement is key to maintain pension saving for employees aged 45 to 54, according to thinktank Phoenix insights.

Wanting to ‘hire fewer white men’ not discrimination, tribunal finds

A prospective HR lead who was told in a job interview that the company wanted to hire “fewer white men” has lost a race and discrimination suit at the employment tribunal.

Refugees held back from reaching full potential in UK job market

Language barriers, precarious work and discrimination are halting career advancement for refugees.

Demotion of disability minister a blow for diversity, say charities

Disability charities have protested the demotion of the government’s minister for disabled people, calling it a retrogade step for disabled workers.

Case study: reciprocal mentoring with Black leaders

Leaders at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) used reciprocal mentoring with Black leaders across Liverpool to drive understanding, education and inclusion. Millicent Machell finds out how.

Aviva boss vets white male senior recruits

Amanda Blanc, Aviva’s chief executive, told the Sexism in the City inquiry that she vets all senior white male recruits to improve diversity and prevent nepotism.

Dear HR haters: A response to the Telegraph

On 11 December, The Telegraph published an article which asked if HR’s transformation from ‘corporate backwater’ to ‘a powerful force’ was largely responsible for the UK’s stubbornly low productivity...

Job shares are a win for all parties

Be curious. Identify challenges. Evolve. Evaluate. Rinse and repeat. This is how I practice my craft. Sometimes this leads to refinement, continuous improvement, optimisation.

12 months of 2023: March

As we reach the end of the year, our 12 days of Christmas countdown revisits the key events of each month.

Turn the big three HR challenges of 2024 into opportunities

Next year could well mark a watershed moment for HR; 12 months in which trends that have been bubbling under the surface emerge to transform the sector and have a major influence on how we work.