Mandate mayhem: the battle over the return to the office

Pressure to return to the office full-time is mounting in some workplaces, causing a wave of employees in the US to sue for ‘geographical discrimination'.

HR Focus 2: The Talent Mismatch

In episode 2 of the HR Focus podcast, we look at the mismatch between the skills organisations need - and those they actually have.

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Acas launches predictable working pattern consultation

Workplace arbitration body Acas has launched a consultation into its Code of Practice on handling requests for a predictable working pattern, ahead of new legislation.

UK being left behind in the tech talent race due to outdated visa system

The contest to attract tech talent is fiercer than ever. Despite the recent economic slowdown and many businesses contending with the prospect of layoffs, the demand for tech professionals is rising.

How flexible working transformed a care provider's retention strategy

While care homes struggle with an ongoing labour shortage, HR magazine reporter Millicent Machell found out how one care provider used flexible working to turn the tables on recruitment and retention.

Improvise, adapt, overcome: HR in the Ukrainian war

After the brutal invasion of Ukraine, HR magazine reporter Millicent Machell finds out how one of the country’s largest business groups used HR as a survival superpower

Navigating talent management without clear strategies can be an opportunity

The modern workforce is vastly different from a decade ago. The influx of Millennials and Generation Z in the workplace has brought about a shift in expectations and values.

Why the NHS's 'fit and proper person test' should be an industry standard

On 30 September the NHS rolled out its 'fit and proper person test' (FPPT) framework for vetting top-level executive and non-executive directors.

Strikes down but worker shortages remain, according to ONS

The number of firms with concerns for their business is at its lowest level since February 2022, according to the Office for National Statistics' latest 'Business insights and impact on the UK...

Series 3 Launch: Hyper-personalisation with Bertie Tonks

Series three of the HR Most Influential podcast has launched, with 2023's #1 practitioner Bertie Tonks in the hot seat.

HS2 backtrack “sad” result for northern talent

Rishi Sunak’s abandonment of the northern leg of the HS2 rail line yesterday (4 October) came under fire as a blow to talent development and mobility in the north of England.

Immigration price hike hits employers

The UK government’s visa price hike has come into force today (4 October) leaving workers and employers with a much larger bill.