Leadership development

Lessons from the C-Suite: Ash Schofield, Giffgaff

Giffgaff CEO Ash Schofield's one piece of advice for HR professionals is to do stuff you enjoy doing and do it all with a sense of purpose.

Why employee resilience is the future of work

We have discussed resilience at work but mostly from the perspective of leadership. What we haven’t discussed enough is the resilience required of employees to deal with the challenges they face and...

What is your response to employee activism? Part two

If you think your organisation is apolitical, think again. A failure to engage in social and environmental issues makes you part of the problem, say Megan Reitz and John Higgins

What is your response to employee activism? Part one

If you think your organisation is apolitical, think again. A failure to engage in social and environmental issues makes you part of the problem, say Megan Reitz and John Higgins

Open-door policy has had a makeover - let’s keep it that way

There is no doubt spring is upon us. The birdsong is that little louder and, for the briefest of moments this month, sunshine even created a warm feeling across my face. The changing of the weather...

Roadmap out of lockdown: where next for HR?

HR magazine is excited to announce its next HR Lunchtime Debate about the roadmap out of lockdown: where next for HR?

Insights

A stress risk assessment could transform the workplace

Stress is the scourge of the modern workplace, but if coronavirus has taught us anything it’s that necessity is still the mother of invention.

HR Lunchtime Debate on employee belonging now available on demand

Creating a sense of belonging is about more than just celebrating differences in your organisation, it’s a question of authenticity.

HR’s role in employee activism

“You can raise visibility… [but] you’re still going to get fired”. This was the conclusion of an employee activist we interviewed. Could this person be at your organisation?

Leadership skills more important than pay during the pandemic

UK employees now rate job security and flexibility above salary, meaning HR may have to ensure both are offered once the pandemic is over.

News

Ontological security at work

Ontological security is a relatively new framework in the area of psychology. Until the early 90s it was generally believed that humans were primarily concerned with physical security before anything...

Employees distrust senior leaders due to poor communication

Senior leaders who have failed to communicate empathetically with their teams during coronavirus have created distrust within the workplace, leading to staff looking for new jobs.