Responsible business

ESG values a deciding factor for job candidates

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are a huge draw for job candidates, many of whom are taking advantage of transferable skill sets and their ability to move around the world to work...

How to ensure a speak-up culture

Despite the events of the last year and half, which saw seismic societal issues brought to the fore, there was a decline in internal incident reporting – and a continuing trend of fewer reports of...

Does 'naming and shaming' employers work?

Over 200 employers were named and shamed by the government last week (December 9) for failing to pay staff the national minimum wage.

Pay gap reporting isn’t perfect, but greater transparency is necessary

While COVID-19 has undoubtedly accelerated new ways of working, the Black Lives Matter movement has – rightly so – created an unprecedented urgency for more genuinely diverse and inclusive workplaces...

Knowing your supply chain post IR35 reform

Given the current climate and a raft of media exposure around ethics, exploitation and non-compliance in the recruitment and contingent workforce industry, it has never been more important that...

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.

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...

UK workplaces must start providing tangible support to social justice causes

When it comes to corporate social responsibility, how do we ensure that our workplaces are not fixating on easy wins and are pushing for creating change?

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.

Generation Covid in need of more educational support

The coronavirus pandemic has reportedly had the biggest impact on young people, especially those from a deprived background, as their education and job prospects have been largely affected.

Lessons from the C-Suite: Emma Vass

I have been fortunate enough to enjoy every role I have had, and I’ve made the most of the diverse learning and development opportunities presented by each one.

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Sustainability rates highly in employee expectations despite COVID-19 worries

?The majority of UK office workers (83%) feel their company is not doing enough or could do more to improve their sustainability.