How to coach a royal CEO

For some senior leaders, this could be the role of a lifetime. The Prince and Princess of Wales are advertising for a CEO to join the team at Kensington Palace, symbolising an era of change for the...

Skills-based transformation is already here: are you ready?

Focussing on skills as a strategic advantage is not a new trend for UK businesses.

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CIPD advises next UK government to focus on ‘good work’

As the UK gears up for its next general election, the CIPD has made a series of recommendations to the incoming government in its new Manifesto for Good Work.

How companies can turn in-house to face the tech talent challenge

Recent reports from Salesforce highlight the disconnect between the tech skills that companies are looking for and the skills candidates have and use.

Why apprenticeships are so important to hospitality

In the dynamic realm of hospitality, where delivering exceptional service is paramount, a critical element often needs to be addressed: nurturing talent.

Apprenticeship levy needs more than devolution, argues HR

Despite new calls to hand local UK councils greater powers over apprenticeship levy funding, HR experts have said that a focus on improving criticised areas of the levy should not fall off the agenda.

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AI potential outweighs employee fears globally

Employees globally are more excited about the potential of AI at work than afraid of it, according to the latest Workmonitor Pulse survey from HR consultancy and recruitment agency Randstad.

Support hidden health conditions to combat soaring absence

Managers must help employees with hidden health conditions come forward for support – before they become too sick to work.

Network Rail excludes RMT members who went on strike from bonus

Network Rail has withheld annual performance-related pay (PRP) bonuses from RMT union members who took part in strikes.

Not everyone wants to become a manager – that’s a good thing

Many hope to develop their careers by honing a specialism they’re most passionate about. But with an often impermeable perception that management experience is the sole route to progression, these...

UK lags behind US on AI adoption at work

UK office workers are lagging behind their American counterparts when it comes to adopting AI in the workplace, research has revealed.

Game on: the progress of gamification in HR

The use of game-like structures in HR functions has proved popular for the past few years, but has it now had its day? Edmund Tirbutt reports