Employee value proposition

Addressing environmental social governance crucial to protecting legacy

When executives were asked whether they would turn down a senior role in a company that did not reflect their views on diversity and a corporation’s responsibility to society, a staggering 82% said...

Workers urged to double pension savings to manage cost of living increases

Millions of workers face having only a ‘basic’ level of income at retirement because they are not saving enough.

ESG values a deciding factor for job candidates

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are a huge draw for job candidates, many of whom are taking advantage of transferable skill sets and their ability to move around the world to work...

What will be the impact of the ‘Future Skills Unit’? 

Around the launch of the ‘Levelling Up’ whitepaper, the UK government announced the intention to establish a new Future Skills Unit. Although full details currently remain unclear, like many policies...

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.

Employee assistance programmes more popular than ever

The number of employees in the UK seeking aid from their employee assistance programmes (EAPs) leapt by nearly 350,000 in the past year.

The evolution of capitalism: profit or purpose?

Is profit the fundamental criterion for a business? As capitalism is evolving under our feet, and that evolution is accelerating since COVID-19, we’re seeing a shift of emphasis from the pre-eminence...

Hot topic: employee ownership

COVID-19 changed business priorities for many, but some saw it as an opportunity to change direction. Interest in employee ownership hit record highs during the pandemic, with 250 new employee-owned...

Features

How to prevent cumulative stress in the workplace 

According to a 2020 survey, an alarming 79% of UK adults in employment commonly experienced work-related stress – that’s some 20% higher than in 2018.

Comment

How to get employees to speak up

Employee and organisational silence are well-documented pain points. How are leaders supposed to know what’s really going on if no one is really candid? How is HR supposed to support individuals and...

Unlimited holiday is 'click-bait HR policy'

Stockbroker firm, FinnCapp, HR consultancy CharlieHR and media agency The7stars. Three very different companies with one thing in common: they’ve all implemented unlimited holiday for employees and...

Josh Bersin: Don’t forget about deskless workers

HR analyst Josh Bersin has warned HR directors not to ignore the experience of deskless workers when improving the workplace.