Incentive and motivation

Anti-hustle culture: why employees are prioritising lifestyle over ambitions

A recent Twitter thread from strategic researcher Victoria Buchanan examined a growing trend among young people on social media toward anti-ambition and sharing content that rejects so-called hustle...

UK is in a great motivation crisis

The leaking roof or the dripping shower? Which catches your attention first? There’s something inherently myopic about the way we often look at risk – we tend to focus on what is in front of us...

What high-performing organisations have in common

With all disruptions caused by Covid-19, changes in work patterns and changes in employee turnover, businesses have to re-evaluate the way they work, how they treat their employees, their higher...

Seasonal workers scheme fails to deliver a good harvest

Following Brexit and the imminent end to EU Freedom of Movement, and to address the reliance upon migrant seasonal workers in the UK horticultural sector, on 6 March 2019 the government announced the...

HR in 2022: taking stock of 2021

2022 will no doubt reprise many of the challenges of 2021, with tight talent markets and office plans upended again. The third year of the pandemic, however, will be more than a replay.

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Employees missed out on benefits during coronavirus pandemic due to 'perception gap'

Despite a majority of companies (69%) increasing their spending on benefits during the pandemic, nearly half (45%) of employees felt they hadn’t received the support they needed from their...

The four-day week – does it really work?

Our perspective on working routines has shifted over the last 18 months as the pandemic has brought unavoidable remote working. It’s forced many companies who were previously reluctant to employ...

A working parent’s lessons learned from COVID-19

At the onset of the pandemic, working parents were forced to completely readjust. Almost overnight, what had been considered 'home' evolved to encompass both 'office' and 'classroom'. 

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...

Businesses urged to think green before returning to conferences

If businesses revert to pre-pandemic ways of working, they may risk increasing their carbon footprint.

Flexible commuter tickets could support shift to greener travel

New train tickets for commuters who will be flexible working post-pandemic are now available and may even support a shift towards greener commuting.

Outdated benefits costing businesses talent

Companies that ignore the needs of graduates are at risk of missing out on top young talent, as nine out of 10 graduates say benefits play a key role in attracting them to a role.