Organisational design

Apple staff campaign against return to office

Employees at Apple have launched a campaign to contest CEO Tim Cook’s plans to have everyone return to the office at least three days a week.

Redefining chief people officers post-pandemic

There has been a lot of discussion around how the pandemic has shaped the ‘new normal’ over the past year. In the workplace, many businesses had to quickly adapt to working from home, conducting...

Four-day working week would improve UK carbon footprint and employee mood

Not only do employees want a four-day work week, but a new report says its introduction would dramatically reduce the UK’s carbon footprint.

UK workers want to ban out-of-hours emails

Employees are calling for a ban on out-of-hours emails from bosses, citing that the coronavirus pandemic has already made work more stressful.

Businesses should beware false flexibility as lockdown eases

There is no doubt that the future of work should be flexible. However, it would be misguided to confuse the full-time remote working that we have seen over the past year with genuine flexible working.

Hybrid workplaces risk creating a two-tier structure

There is a 50/50 split between UK employees offered full-time hybrid working options (48%) and those who haven't (52%), according to a LinkedIn poll run by HR magazine.

Latest HR Lunchtime Debate on the roadmap out of lockdown is now available on demand

The coronavirus pandemic has made employers rethink the flexibility they offer employees and how they can utilise it to bring people back to work.

Flexible working: the solution isn’t new legislation it’s changing how we define it

The news agenda over the last few weeks has been busy for HR. The Queen’s speech at the opening of parliament focused on up-skilling the workforce and, just days before, the government founded its new...

Employers need to change ‘outdated’ office-centric mentalities

Employers with an office-centric mentality must adapt and move away from outdated ways of working, says Alexia Cambon, research director at Gartner HR.

UK businesses set to downsize or close offices completely

More than a quarter (26%) of UK businesses are set to either close, downsize or consolidate their offices in the coming months.

Why now is the time to support working dads

A year of homeworking and school closures has transformed fatherhood. Perceived barriers to remote and flexible working have been obliterated.

Hybrid working to be used by biggest UK employers

Nearly all the 50 biggest UK employers have said they do not plan on bringing their staff back to the office full-time, according to new research by the BBC.

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