How HR can navigate political polarisation in the workplace

Navigating politics in the workplace is both a delicate and complex task for employers, people leaders and employees.

The cost of niceness 

On the surface, the word “nice” is seen as a positive, even in business. But what does it mean to have a “nice” workplace culture?

Media attention fears stopped 2013 Post Office Horizon investigation

Paula Vennells, former Post Office CEO, decided against conducting a review into the Horizon IT scandal in 2013, fearing that it would make front-page news, the inquiry heard last Thursday (23 May).

How to manage political debate at work

How can HR manage opposing political opinions at work? As a UK general election is now due on 4 July 2024, we asked two commentators for advice.

Work socials need to be more inclusive of those who don't drink

While inclusivity in the workplace is high on the agenda, the fact that 34% of employees avoid work socials because alcohol will be present, suggests that more needs to be done to help those of us...

Is radical transparency needed in a high-trust culture?

The pressures facing both employers and employees have supercharged debates around flexibility, inclusion and the relationship between business and colleagues.

What HR should ask before working with an EAP

Finding the right Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is crucial for businesses seeking to support the mental health and wellbeing of their workforce.  

“Sick-note culture” is a misdiagnosis of the UK’s ill-health workforce crisis

Earlier this month, Rishi Sunak claimed that the UK is in the grips of a “sick-note culture,” resulting in a significant rise in people being unnecessarily signed off work.

Just Stop Oil protests “impaired” doctor’s ability to practise

Doctor Sarah Benn had an “impaired” ability to practise after she took part in a number of Just Stop Oil protests, a medical tribunal found. 

HR’s role in aligning a people and sustainability strategy

HR leaders have a crucial role in helping businesses develop and implement ambitious ESG goals.

Navigating workplace conflict: a guide to constructive management

From fiery discussions across the office to passive-aggressive email exchanges that could rival a Shakespearean drama, conflict is a natural part of workplace life.

Create a cohesive, diverse growth culture that thrives in a distributed setup

It’s no secret that rapid business growth comes with its own set of HR complications, not least aligning an expanding team towards a common goal.