Organisational design

Working from home – are your employees’ home offices fit for purpose?

Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of my employer clients have opened new offices, from Sussex to Scotland and further afield in sunnier, overseas locations, such as France, Italy and New...

What makes an employee hide a pregnancy from their employer?

Everyone should be able to show up in life as their true authentic self both in their personal and professional life.

Employees more optimistic of four-day week than employers

Nearly half (44%) of employees believe a four-day week will happen within the next five years compared to 37% of employers.

A four-day working week is great for some, but not for all

Iceland, Belgium, and now the UK. Four-day working week trials are becoming increasingly popular as we start to challenge the rigid five-day working week that we have embraced for decades. These...

HR needs to take digital lead to crack flexible working

If employers want to encourage more asynchronous work, and allow employees to plan their own hours outside the nine-to-five, HR has to get ahead on digital transformation.

UK women working 60% more overtime than male counterparts

Women in the UK work on average almost 2 hours (1.7 hours) more overtime per week than men.

Hybrid working: building a sustainable long-term strategy

We’ve heard a lot about remote and hybrid working, and out of necessity most organisations have cobbled together remote working strategies that were the best possible solution under the circumstances....

Catch up: What will the role of an HR professional look like in 2030?

In the latest HR Lunchtime Debate in partnership with Sage, Perry Timms, Kathryn Herrington, Mark Duggan and Jo Gallacher discussed the future of the HR profession.

Fostering a culture of belonging and engagement in a hybrid environment

As we transition into our new-normal, hybrid environment, maintaining a sense of belonging and engagement is going to become a key priority for HR departments.

Errant umbrella firms to be named and shamed

The new CEO of the Freelance and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has said he will name and shame umbrella companies that fall short of best practice compliance policies.

Apple’s mandatory and phased return to office under scrutiny

Apple employees have been told they must return to the office – starting with at least one office day per week, rising to a minimum of three over the next few months.

Flexible work stigma still an obstacle in UK

Data released by Business in the Community (BITC), has revealed that even after two years of remote working, employees are still fearful of asking about flexible working when applying for a job.

Organisational design