Employers face a growing rift in government on hiring talent from abroad

In her closing speech to the 2022 Conservative party conference in Birmingham, prime minister Liz Truss hit out at “the enemies of enterprise” while insisting she was aligned with her chancellor in...

The jobs most likely to bear the brunt of a 2022 recession

ONS labour market data this week showed that open vacancies were dropping at a rate not seen since 2020 with the employment rate hitting 3.6%, the lowest percentage since 1974. Experts have warned...

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HR needs to focus on people intelligence – here's why

In a world order that seems to resist simplification with a myriad of huge, complex and interconnected challenges, declaring one most important issue to focus on may seem like something more elusive...

McKinsey’s customer-centric people function framework lacks focus

McKinsey built a business on trust-building, with multiple components and then has gone on to sell this very model to its clients. The framework deconstructed addresses the stentorian cry for help...

Businesses look to metaverse to enhance hybrid working

Two thirds (66%) of business leaders see the metaverse as the next stage of hybrid working.

Uber ruling prompts new government guidance on workers' rights

Following the 2021 Supreme Court ruling that found Uber drivers are classed as workers under UK law, the government has launched new guidance on employment status.

Why micro-upskilling will help HR teams improve talent retention

The need to invest in people and expand employee skillsets isn’t anything new or unexpected. Yet many organisations still lack a genuine learning culture where continuous, structured upskilling is a...

Building and sustaining a diverse talent pipeline at AstraZeneca

Diversity of opinion and perspectives can make a huge difference to ideas that are brought to the table.

Employees using cost of living to leverage better salary

Workers across the UK are using the cost of living crisis to negotiate better pay from their employers.

Government commits to supporting older workers

The UK government has unveiled a support package designed to get more people over 50 back into work.

Could a midlife MOT keep the over 50s in work for longer?

The over 50s have been leaving the workforce in droves since the pandemic.

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...