Employee relations

Quarter of HR leaders unsure where employees are working from

A global survey of HR professionals has found that teams need to be more aware of where in the world their staff are working.

How can HR ease the redundancy process?

Job cuts and furlough have overwhelmed organisations and continue to do so in 2021, with retail being one of the industries hardest hit by these challenges.

HR’s conflict management is lacking in charities

The bullying of marginalised people working in voluntary and not-for-profit organisations has raised critical questions about the state of equality and inclusion in the third sector.

Hot topic part one: Mandatory COVID vaccinations at work

The UK’s roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine began in December 2020. In response London plumbing firm, Pimlico Plumbers, has said it will be introducing a so called ‘no jab, no job’ policy as soon as...

The rise of aggressive tactics against employees

Some employers in sectors badly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are increasingly using aggressive tactics to save money.

Manage workplace animosity with tact and respect

In a powerful inauguration speech last week, President Biden called upon American citizens to “join forces, stop shouting and lower the temperature.”

Companies risking lives by bending lockdown rules

No company that has breached COVID-19 safety laws has been reprimanded for doing so, according to an Observer study.

Time to hit reset, not rewind: 2021 is an opportunity to re-establish diversity and inclusion priorities priorities

As the world turned its attention in 2020 to fighting off the pandemic some of society’s gaps were exposed.

Chatbots - the HR tech to make you stand out

HR has often been a leader in tech adoption. This may come as a surprise as many have an antiquated image of HR - one that uses old, slow technology.

Autistic employees risk burnout without proper support from HR

Autistic employees are at risk of experiencing burnout if employers don’t take time to understand their needs, says autism and education consultant at SEND Support Joe Butler and co-author of Is that...

How to support employee mental health as they return back to work

As the furlough scheme draws to a close and businesses look to start bringing employees back into the workplace, organisations need to think carefully about how they will prepare for the possibility...

Can there ever be a happy marriage between HR teams and their employment law advisors?

Pete Byrne, founder and CEO of employment law firm and ER technology business ESPHR, delves into the traditional relationship between HR departments and employment law teams – and what the missing...