Organisational design

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.

Single working parents unable to escape debt

Single parents are unable to work their way out of debt despite working full time, a new report by charities Gingerbread and StepChange has discovered.

‘Iceberg’ of discontent over flexible working expected post-pandemic

Employers have been warned not to take away flexible working after restrictions are lifted post-coronavirus.

The childcare argument to keep physical workplaces

Enhanced childcare support provisions could be a compelling argument for retaining physical workplaces post-coronavirus.

January's most read stories

?January was far from a quiet month for HR. We look back at some of the month’s most read stories just in case you missed them the first time around.

Behind every great business is a strong workforce, so keep them close this lockdown

We are fast approaching the one-year anniversary of the first national lockdown, so it’s a pivotal moment for leaders to reflect on the events of 2020 and the valuable learnings to take forward.

Hybrid working – the big HR challenge

We have all seen the recent surveys and it’s now very clear; post pandemic, a significant number of employees want to retain at least an element of homeworking. These last nine months or so have been...

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