Innovation

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...

How a pandemic mobilised the pursuit of passion

I've always loved watching the way passion motivates people to pursue more meaning in their work and life - even when times get tough.

HR’s chance to be the champion of career agility

The global pandemic COVID-19 has thrown the world into turmoil and one major area that we are all facing is the effect upon our jobs and career.

HR coronavirus roundup

Confused by the latest guidance on coronavirus and what it means for employees? You’re not the only one, so here’s a roundup of our most recent coronavirus coverage to keep you informed and educated...

Meeting the needs of disabled colleagues during COVID-19

We are living in unprecedented and unchartered times. Over the last few weeks, we have all had to adapt, at pace, to new ways of working and living, in order to protect our own health and that of the...

HR responds to COVID-19: Hertfordshire County Council

The ‘human touch’ has been fundamental to helping employees at Hertfordshire County Council respond to coronavirus.

Identikit open-plan offices don't work

Your space should be designed to reflect the needs of your workforce, and accommodate those you may be looking to attract

How can businesses become more sustainable?

We are in a climate emergency, and experts from HR magazine’s lunchtime debate yesterday (18 March) argued that HR should be helping businesses to become carbon neutral

HR can innovate but it takes time and perseverance

The function must be prepared for some ideas to fail and not get caught up in churning out initiatives as fast as possible