Organisational values

Supporting LGBT+ staff in the wake of cancelled London Pride

News of London Pride's cancellation for the second year due to coronavirus restrictions is a blow to many in the LGBT+ community.

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...

What’s holding back a flexible working Bill for employees?

A private member’s bill that seeks to reform the law on flexible working was introduced into Parliament in June. Put forward by Tulip Siddiq, shadow education minister, the Bill has cross-party...

Focus is needed just as much as ability to create peak performing teams

When building teams, many organisations focus mainly on ability, technical skills, and experience. However, it takes a lot more than intellectual prowess and technical expertise to produce great team...

Businesses urged to think green before returning to conferences

If businesses revert to pre-pandemic ways of working, they may risk increasing their carbon footprint.

Employees have less time for fundraising post-COVID

More than half (55%) of UK employees think they’ll have less time to get involved with company fundraising efforts post-pandemic.

Euro 2020 online abuse leads to calls for employer involvement

The result of last night’s (11 July) Euro 2021 final has led to a significant increase in racist and hateful comments on social media that are being traced back to the commenters’ employers.

How to make the most of employee networks

After starting a successful employee committee Amanda Nicholson, people change lead at Optegra Eye Health Care, explains how to make the most out of them.

Same-sex parents need inclusivity drives

HR teams are always looking to create the most inclusive workplace cultures possible, but same-sex parents are likely to feel less supported.

Why ‘one big family’ is one big red flag

What does family mean to you? What does it mean to your colleagues? Your potential recruits? For such an often-used term, family can be a divisive word. For some it can mean a supportive, safe...

Eurostar's director of people: "Line managers helped us survive"

Eurostar’s director of people, Gerard Jacques, wants line managers to get the recognition they deserve for their resilience during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tips from 2020's People Focused CEO HR Excellence Award winner

Rick Willmott, winner of 2020’s People Focused CEO of the Year award at the HR Excellence Awards, is excited about what the post-pandemic has in store for him and his people.