Organisational design

Inflexible work forcing fathers to take sick days for childcare

One in five fathers have faked illness at work to manage childcare duties, according to meeting provider PowWowNow.

Positive News: How businesses are helping employees back into work, part two

HR up and down the country is reintroducing employees back to their workplaces - either physically or a return from furlough. We highlight just a few of the many brilliant initiatives HR is...

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Employers warned of risk of ‘sleepwalking’ into a society lacking human connection

?According to the latest ONS data, 3.3 million people in the UK are often or always lonely. Due to lockdown and the social restrictions put in place due to coronavirus, this figure is expected to rise...

Workers prefer Mondays and Fridays off to traditional two-day weekend

?Split days off and early starts have proved to be the most popular choices for a flexible working lifestyle according to new research.

Employees say they can't afford more free time

?A quarter of working people do not want to reduce their hours of paid work to have more free time.

Care and connection: How to build a company culture during coronavirus and beyond

Before the pandemic, it may have seemed impossible for SMEs to compete with larger firms’ company cultures.

HR directors predict wave of flexible working requests

HR directors expect 70% of their workforce will have flexible working once coronavirus restrictions are lifted, a 45% increase on current levels.

Employees and business leaders anxious about returning to work post-lockdown

An overwhelming majority of British workers (88%) said they are not comfortable using public transport for their commute, as the country shapes its exit from lockdown.

Never has there been a better time to take the ‘flex’ leap of faith

?The prospect of moving from an office-based workforce to flexwork can be daunting. It can be a very complex and emotional journey which many of your key stakeholders are likely to have wildly...

Coronavirus response gives opportunity for HR to become heroes

Coronavirus has allowed HR to step up and become ‘heroes’ of an organisation, according to global research analyst Josh Bersin.

Lessons from a remote-first workplace

?The COVID-19 lockdown enforced a new status quo: adopt remote working to achieve business continuity or suffer major losses. As restrictions start to lift across countries, the question is, what’s...

COVID-19, HR and the workplace: three lasting changes

Making changes ‘sticky’ and sustainable in organisations can be notoriously challenging. After all, it is a long journey dependent on the right balance of leadership, economics, politics and...

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