Strategic HR

Return to office policies must work for neurodivergent staff

There are a range of ways for HR leaders to help make return to office policies work better for neurodivergent people.

HR tops list of stress-smoker professions

HR professionals are the most likely of all working smokers to smoke because they are stressed, rather than addiction or any other reason, according to new research.

M&S director resigns after retailer swipes Rightmove chief

A non-executive director (NED) of M&S resigned after he discovered the retailer hired the finance chief of Rightmove.

How to coach: keeping the C-suite on track, Part 2

To help C-suite-level leaders maximise their leadership potential, HR can offer a powerful and effective solution. Millicent Machell reveals how HR can engage the C-suite in executive coaching.

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.

Gambling problems lack workplace support

Less than one in 10 (9%) workplaces have support policies for gambling issues, research by gambling charity GamCare has shown.

How to coach: keeping the C-suite on track

To help C-suite-level leaders maximise their leadership potential, HR can offer a powerful and effective solution. Millicent Machell reveals how HR can engage the C-suite in executive coaching.

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?

Productivity drives increased wellbeing support, employers say

Employers cited increased productivity as the main reason for their wellbeing strategy, research published yesterday (4 June) by the law firm Winckworth Sherwood has revealed.

Letter from the editor: What's HR's goal?

What’s the end goal for HR? What is the profession, at its core, trying to achieve?

Promote cognitive diversity to boost performance

If organisations want to accelerate diversity, and reap the rewards of more diverse teams, they need to start getting to grips with cognitive diversity.

Age stereotypes stunt career progression, study finds

Nearly a fifth (18%) of UK workers reported that they think the age limit to switch careers is in their 40s. A slightly lower proportion (13%) think that their career switching options are limited...