Organisational design

Freedom of choice to prevail in post-COVID-19 work styles

Employees will want more freedom in where they choose to work following the coronavirus pandemic

Majority of HR to encourage remote working post lockdown

?Two thirds (67%) of UK chief HR officers plan to encourage employees to work remotely on a regular basis after lockdown.

HR people grooves: a special thank you

Every Thursday at 8pm during lockdown, the nation came together to clap for our glorious NHS and keyworkers on the frontline who are working around the clock to keep us safe, well and fed. In these...


Day one of the CIPD Festival of Work

?The CIPD’s Festival of Work has been a little different this year, swapping the Olympia in London for a virtual conference experience fit with exhibitors, speakers, and wellbeing facilities.

Working parents under pressure as lockdown eases

Working parents will struggle to return to employment this month following the government announcement that schools are not likely to re-open until September.

Getting the best out of people at Unicef

Many employees say they choose a role due to how well a company aligns with their personal values. And the statement certainly rings true for the Unicef director of people Martyn Dicker.

How businesses are harnessing technology during the switch to flexible working

?As COVID-19 restrictions mean working from home has become the norm for many, HR has had to adapt to new means of managing employee performance and understanding engagement. For some this has meant...

Working Families names companies providing best flexibility for parents and carers

At a time when understanding and flexibility has never been more important, UK charity Working Families has announced the winners of its 2020 Best Practice Awards

Is it time for employees to have a legal right to work from home?

The coronavirus pandemic has certainly shifted expectations as to what can be achieved when working from home.

Forty days in lockdown: workers' stories

Today is the UK’s 40th day in lockdown and to mark the occasion researchers from the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow have created a resource of 40 stories about working life...

Does it take a business to raise a child?

A swathe of family-friendly policies have been introduced recently, but there are still gaps to be addressed. Claire Muir hears how some employers are going beyond legislation to help.

HR community helps set up fast-track careworker scheme in London

A new scheme has been set up with the help of the HR community in just two weeks to recruit, train and deploy care workers into London’s boroughs to help tackle the impacts of coronavirus.

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