Internal communications

Employers slow to respond to home working requests

Research has highlighted the disconnect between employers’ and employees’ views on home working, as only 14% of UK office workers have been mandated to work from home full time during the Coronavirus...

Ensuring assertiveness is not seen as bullying

Where is the line between being 'passionate' and 'bullying'? Between 'expressing strong opinions' and being 'aggressive'?

Climate change among workers’ top concerns

UK employees are becoming more vocal about the climate emergency in the workplace, according to research

Is microaggression D&I training a step too far?

Training can certainly increase awareness of ignorant comments, but can also cause divisions and hypersensitivity

Case study: Superdrug's Everyone Matters D&I strategy

Superdrug has worked hard over the past 18 months to become a more diverse and inclusive workplace, with plenty of positive results

How to combat loneliness in remote workers

Loneliness is a growing problem and can be particularly acute among remote staff who are often working alone

One foot in retirement

Employees are not saving enough for retirement, and often not even aware of the fact. Employers have a duty to ensure their workforces make appropriate plans for saving

The art of tricky succession conversations

?One of the qualities required for an HRD to be an effective succession planning facilitator is courage

Marks and Spencer jobs at risk

Marks and Spencer (M&S) is set to close two of its clothing distribution centres, putting nearly 700 jobs at risk

Most believe office romances are acceptable

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of UK employees believe having a workplace romance shouldn’t be a sackable offence, according to a Perkbox survey

Three steps to end the gender divide in job feedback

Gender bias is alive and well within workplace feedback systems – and successive data continues to prove it

Feedback on employee strengths rather than weaknesses deemed more valuable

Feedback on employee strengths could have more of an impact on their performance than focussing on their weaknesses, according to co-founder of Act2Manage Robert Dobay

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