Organisational effectiveness

Parents struggling with childcare costs

One in eight (13%) British workers has had to opt for part-time hours to manage the cost of childcare.

Omicron variant: how can businesses weather the storm?

Cases of COVID in the UK have leapt by 65,000 in past week as concerns over the Omicron variant grow.

Watch on demand: HR trends for 2022 and beyond

Panelists on Tuesday’s (7 December) HR Lunchtime Debate discussed the trends they expect to dominate HR’s agenda in 2022.

Unlimited holiday is 'click-bait HR policy'

Stockbroker firm, FinnCapp, HR consultancy CharlieHR and media agency The7stars. Three very different companies with one thing in common: they’ve all implemented unlimited holiday for employees and...

Budget and Spending Review: what did chancellor Rishi Sunak say?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has pledged to address the UK's economic vulnerabilities through a mixed programme of heavy investment and increased taxation.

Resilience needs leaders who put their own oxygen masks on first

The go-to panacea for many leaders in times of uncertainty is to do more. When the going gets tough, we put more hours in. It’s no accident that we are now facing an epidemic of fatigue across a...

Roadmap out of lockdown: what HR can expect

It is over a year since the pandemic began and businesses are still looking to their people professionals for direction. However, this time it’s to steer them into whatever the ‘next normal’ phase of...

Celebrating our HR heroes: One year on, and what’s to come?

The end of March marks one year since the nation was ordered to stay at home following the coronavirus outbreak. It's fair to say that HR departments across the globe were thrown into a situation no...

HR calls for certainty on job support measures ahead of March Budget

Employers need a more long-term plan for job protection if HR is to efficiently adapt to the nation’s third lockdown, says the CIPD.

Isn’t it time you switched to electric?

With the climate emergency firmly on political and industrial agendas, plus some employees demonstrating a lack of willingness to jump on crowded commuter trains and buses, now may be the perfect time...

Insights

Coronavirus pandemic has been a "heroic time" for HR, says Josh Bersin

HR has played a heroic role in what will continue to be a tough time for the job market and work environment, said HR analyst and academy owner Josh Bersin closing the second day of the CIPD’s annual...

How HR can make the most of EAPs

New analysis of the biggest ever data set on Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) usage, impact and financial returns in the UK shows an average return of £7.27 for every £1 spent.