Day one of the CIPD Festival of Work

?The CIPD’s Festival of Work has been a little different this year, swapping the Olympia in London for a virtual conference experience fit with exhibitors, speakers, and wellbeing facilities.

Using redundancy as a way to support startup founders

Making mass redundancies is one task that many HR leaders hope they never have to face, let alone during the greatest economic shock in living memory.

Leaders are failing to communicate with employees during coronavirus

Nearly half of employees say communication is the area their leadership most needs to improve during the coronavirus pandemic

Hot Topic: Female leadership in a time of crisis

Countries led by women have come out on top in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Female leaders such as Finland’s Sanna Marin and Jacinda Ardern in New Zealand have been praised for meeting the...

Leadership in a pandemic: the implications for HR and talent development managers

?While the desperate human consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic unfold, the HR profession is charged with reimagining how it interacts with a business landscape that has perhaps been forever reworked

Employees losing confidence in leaders throughout coronavirus pandemic

Employee confidence in coronavirus-related decision making is taking a huge hit, according to a new survey by engagement tech firm Culture Amp.

A time for compassionate leadership

?The issue of ‘trust’ has come to the fore during the COVID-19 pandemic – the levels of trust in leaders prior to the crisis were generally low and, in my view, the current situation has put leaders...

HR could benefit from approaching remote working by personality

Working from home under lockdown is challenging for HR and employees. Yet, much of the rhetoric surrounding how to cope with and cater to a more remote workforce is only suitable for certain...

Rethinking business as usual post-coronavirus

We are living in unprecedented times and the Coronavirus outbreak has forced organisations to rethink ‘business as usual’ in terms of their delivery and their people management.

Diverse leadership remains key issue in future of business, say MBAs

Masters of Business Administration (MBA) students and graduates believe the discernment of female and BAME leadership will still be an important issue in the future of work, according to a survey held...

Why HR should push the reset button

It’s been hard to know where to start with writing this column. At the time of writing it we’re in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, I’m due to give birth to my second child any time now and my...

Self-management and flexible working have never been more important

In the last month or so, the working world has been completely upended for billions of people.