Organisational design

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.

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.

Flexible working should be day one right, says CIPD

The CIPD has launched a campaign for employers to make flexible working requests a day-one right as new research has found nearly half (46%) of UK employees do not have access to it in their current...

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...

Freelance workers could answer flexible workforce demand

2021 could be a notable year for freelancers as demand for them has increased according to a nationwide survey by online job site PeoplePerHour.

Workers prepared to take pay cut for fully remote roles

Three quarters of UK office workers said they would take a pay cut to guarantee a fully remote role allowing them to work from anywhere.

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