Organisational design

Coronavirus permanently damaged part-time worker's roles

Despite the widespread adoption of remote working, the pandemic has worsened part-time workers’ abilities to get the flexible arrangements they need.

Hybrid team leadership – a chance to up our game

Since COVID, we have learned that leaders typically need significant support to be able to adapt to leading hybrid teams, compared with in-person, which they are normally more used to.

Flexible Working Taskforce releases hybrid work guidelines

The Flexible Working Taskforce has today (3 December) published new guidelines to help employers use fair and sustainable hybrid working practices.

Black Friday sales must not come at a price to employees

Black Friday represents one of the most hotly anticipated shopping opportunities of the year, for both retailers looking to boost sales and for consumers ready to bag a bargain. But this comes at a...

Work the most secure it has been in a decade, CIPD finds

Work has become more secure over the past decade despite the impact of the pandemic.

Hardest hit sectors have not benefitted from COVID job hopping

Though job-to-job moves hit a record high in 2021, industries that struggled in the pandemic, like hospitality and leisure, have not benefitted from the reallocation of labour.

How workers can manage both health and productivity

Within the space of a few short weeks, the gloomy forecasts of rising joblessness after the furlough scheme ended have morphed into stories of labour shortages and the ‘great resignation’. What is...

How can HR support employees’ right to switch off?

The pandemic blurred the lines between work and personal life like never before. Overnight our homes became our offices and switching off at the end of the working day became increasingly difficult.

Hybrid working: five key employment law considerations for employers 

If there is one positive we can take from the pandemic, it is adaptability in the workplace. From working at home, to varying hours in order to juggle home-schooling and/or caring responsibilities,...

It’s time for HR professionals to ramp up cyber awareness

The last 18 months or so have been challenging for a multitude of sectors. The pandemic has seen remote work shift from being marginalised, through normalised and now popularised. In fact, it is now...

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'I don't know how I'm surviving': vast majority of job ads still don't mention flexibility

Nearly three-quarters of UK job vacancies do not mention flexible working despite a huge shift in working styles post-pandemic.

Metaverse: the virtual reality for work revolution starts here

Facebook has announced that it is hiring 10,000 people to build its contribution to the 'metaverse'. Put simply, this is a digital world that mirrors and augments our own, accessed using a virtual...

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