Organisational design

Is working from home as productive as it seems?

Employers are now more likely to say that homeworking has boosted productivity than they were in June 2020 according to a new report from the CIPD, yet remote work still proves controversial to some.

There will be no flexible working revolution without facing the hard questions on part-time work

Public attitudes towards part-time working are finally starting to change. More senior level part-time workers are getting visibility. So why aren’t things getting better for the UK’s 7.9 million...

How organisations can support the working parent shift

How best to support working parents has been uppermost in HR’s mind during the pandemic, as many have struggled to juggle jobs and home-schooling.

Implications of the landmark Uber judgment

A landmark judgment in the Supreme Court in February over Uber drivers’ employment status has far reaching consequences for employers.

Rethink organisational design to maximise benefits of hybrid work

As businesses become more comfortable with remote work settings and routines, both employees and organisations are recognising that many roles can be performed just as successfully, if not more so, in...

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COVID-19's impact on women in the workforce is yet to be fully realised

The full impact of COVID-19 on women's progress at work has not yet been realised, with huge consequences for gender equality.

Coronavirus has highlighted missing piece in flexible working jigsaw

Flexible working has rocketed to prominence since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. While the concept is not new and many people have been quietly working flexibly for decades, we are clearly...

Hybrid working could change employee rewards

Traditional employee reward structures, such as salary bands, could be a thing of the past due to hybrid working, according to accountancy firm PwC.

How to attract and retain tech talent in an uncertain world

When the UK entered lockdown in March 2020, even the most traditional companies had to rapidly transition from office-based to working from home. It was clear that ‘work’ was about to be redefined,...

Boris Johnson's ‘roadmap’ leaves HR in the lurch

Plans to return to the workplace after the UK’s third national lockdown are unclear leaving HR teams with more questions than answers.

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What should HR keep after the COVID crisis?

Evolution is a messy process. Through random changes in DNA, new advantages emerge which are retained in a growing majority of the species.

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Homeworking – are we still loving it?

In May and June 2020, Liverpool Business School ran a survey to ask people about their early experiences of transitioning from office work to homeworking.

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