Innovation

How to turn the 'bring your whole self to work' myth into workplace reality

"Bring your whole self to work" is a phrase seen from companies everywhere. But, more often than not, it has a hollow ring to it and the promise of a place of psychological safety is rarely realised....

Two years since coronavirus lockdown: what has HR learned?

Today (23 March) marks the second anniversary of the announcement by prime minister Boris Johnson that the UK was locking down due to coronavirus. After two years in crisis, what lessons can HR take...

Can HR prevent employees from taking up a second job?

Despite the ongoing row over whether MPs should be allowed to hold second jobs, the activity is actually not as unusual across the wider economy as many people think.

The evolution of the interview

The past two years have been anything but normal for recruitment. From video calls and virtual onboarding to online applications and remote working, HR teams need to adapt rapidly to the changes and...

How valuable are sabbaticals?

The current talent shortage means boards, management and HR departments need to come up with new policies, benefits and employment packages that are relevant for the post-COVID era – particularly for...

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.

How can HR help build models of success?

The post-pandemic world calls for growth, but also resilience. The world is changing faster than ever, forcing organisations to adapt quickly or fall behind. The pandemic has proven that a global...

Government must protect vulnerable workers from digital revolution

MPs have urged government to be more proactive in planning for the future of work in a new Work and Pensions report.

Coronavirus presents historic shift to new era of HR

On the first day of the CIPD’s 2021 Festival of Work thought leaders discussed how 2020 hit the reset button for HR and leadership.

Four-day working week would improve UK carbon footprint and employee mood

Not only do employees want a four-day work week, but a new report says its introduction would dramatically reduce the UK’s carbon footprint.

Responding creatively in times of crisis

When the first lockdown was imposed, the Fennies people team knew it had to step up and implement a programme to ensure staff were on top of best practice and properly supported.

Features

COVID-19: one year on from the UK’s first lockdown and what has HR learnt?

Today (23 March) marks a year since the UK went into its first national lockdown following the outbreak of coronavirus. HR has stepped up to the plate proving its adaptability - but what has the...