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D&I clinic: How can HR encourage disclosure of protected characteristics?

Our resident D&I expert Huma Qazi advises HR on how to encourage candidate to disclose protected characteristics and how to avoid dividing the workforce through remote work.

How HR can lay a foundation for a workplace that works for all

Culture change is afoot and business leaders must consider the past 18 months as they prepare for the new world of work.

Is an out of hours ban a step back in time?

While digital technology has been a godsend for many during the pandemic, Sarah Ronan looks at whether an out-of-hours work ban could be a step backward for flexible working

Google's pay cuts for remote workers deemed 'unfair'

Google employees in the US who want to permanently work from home post-pandemic may have their salary reduced.

The employee trust contract has changed since February 2020

Along with all the extraordinary challenges COVID-19 presents, it is also redrawing the workplace in quite a positive way. We have seen a significant acceleration in workplace flexibility, with...

How to solve employee disengagement in the virtual workplace

The workplace has overwhelmingly been a turbulent environment over the past 18 months for everyone. Personal stressors and concerns due to COVID-19, coupled with suddenly adapting to working from home...

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Why a new psychological contract is needed to create change in the workplace

At first hybrid work may feel like a progressive step forward. But, in reality, a model in which all employees have a set number of days in the office is, at best, short-sighted, and, at worst,...

Returning to offices will benefit young people, says Rishi Sunak

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is keen for young people to return to the office, arguing working from home can have a negative impact on their careers.

Outlook inequality is holding back young talent

Businesses need young, diverse talent, but many struggle to find them. Not because young people don’t want the roles on offer, but because many discount themselves from opportunities before they’ve...

Employees prefer to communicate via video calls

Video calling has become the go-to method for conducting meetings during lockdown, but new research by HR magazine finds employees want to continue communicating via video post-pandemic.

Young employees feel forgotten by bosses

Young workers are feeling isolated after spending 18 months working from home due a lack of communication with their employers.

With leadership, do we understand enough about those who follow?

There are over 57,000 books with the word ‘leadership’ in the title on Amazon; it’s a subject widely read, discussed and debated within business theory and beyond. But, more often than not, there...

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