Risk management

Relocating staff in a time of crisis

War, unrest, political tensions, repression and corruption present global businesses and their employees with myriad issues including urgent relocations, sorting out visas and dealing with complex...

Top HR risks of the next decade and how to handle them

Organisational risk is a constantly changing landscape. From dealing with change to diversity and inclusion, here are some of the top HR risks businesses will face in the 2020s.

Public service: Government of Jersey HR lead Mark Grimley on building community

The remit for the HR lead at the Government of Jersey extends beyond the average day-to-day, but Mark Grimley’s power to deliver change is any HRD’s pipedream, finds Beau Jackson.

Hot topic: Do business boycotts risk dividing the workplace? Part two

Boycotting countries for moral or political reasons is nothing new, yet this decision may punish employees who have no control over where they are born.

Hot topic: Do business boycotts risk dividing the workplace? Part one

Boycotting countries for moral or political reasons is nothing new, yet this decision may punish employees who have no control over where they are born. Following the instigation of a Russian invasion...

How to cope with a loss of control

No one truly knows what the future holds, but one thing that many can agree on is that the rate of change is speeding up, making it harder to plan or work towards long-term strategies with confidence....

Reflecting on a dedication to serving others: Harbhajan Brar, Imperial College London

Imperial College London HRD Harbhajan Brar tells Beau Jackson how his 30 years in HR have been driven by a determination to build better, fairer, more successful organisations that represent...

Could no isolation result in stronger restrictions by employers?

All Covid measures in England are due to end at the end of February, including the legal requirement on people with coronavirus to self-isolate.

Storm Eunice: How to keep employees safe

Weather warnings have been issued across the UK as the country braces itself for the onslaught of Storm Eunice.

Investigations into cultural practices: when should HR bring in outside help?

Proper external investigative practice requires impartiality, significant resources, and a detailed understanding of the organisation’s culture, experts have warned.

COVID vaccine mandate u-turn spares NHS from staffing collapse

A mandatory COVID vaccination policy for NHS workers in England has been scrapped at the last minute.

Does working from home create a higher risk of fraud?

Fraud in mid-sized UK businesses rose by over 20% in 2021. Working from home has been blamed for the rise, but accidental fraud could also be part of the cause.