Skills-based transformation is already here: are you ready?

Focussing on skills as a strategic advantage is not a new trend for UK businesses.

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Half of third-sector workers leave for higher pay

Over half (56%) of third-sector employees who have left the voluntary sector have done so in search of higher-paid jobs, research from insurance company Endsleigh has found.

Retailers predict autumn hiring trouble

A nationwide trend for declining job vacancies has been bucked by the retail and warehousing sectors, but experts predict staffing difficulties later this year.

How companies can turn in-house to face the tech talent challenge

Recent reports from Salesforce highlight the disconnect between the tech skills that companies are looking for and the skills candidates have and use.

Why any talent strategy needs to start with some simple first steps

How do you ensure your organisation grows the skills and leaders it needs to face the challenges of tomorrow? By having a strategy that recognises and embraces the whole self.

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If we aren’t tracking flexible working… what’s the point?

In the last few years, flexible working has gone from something of a company secret to a modern-day buzzword. 

Network Rail excludes RMT members who went on strike from bonus

Network Rail has withheld annual performance-related pay (PRP) bonuses from RMT union members who took part in strikes.

Not everyone wants to become a manager – that’s a good thing

Many hope to develop their careers by honing a specialism they’re most passionate about. But with an often impermeable perception that management experience is the sole route to progression, these...

HR Most Influential’s top priorities: sustainability, ESG and achieving net zero

This year’s HR Most Influential (HRMI) survey found that there was a strong view that responsibility for environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) sits with everyone in the business – but...

Empowering the forgotten workforce with flexibility

Since the pandemic, office workers have seen a shift in their working life. Many now have the flexibility to work from home and more freedom in choosing their hours to accommodate personal...

Foreign interest in UK jobs soars following post-Brexit immigration policy

The share of searches for UK jobs conducted by foreign workers more than doubled after the launch of the post-Brexit immigration system in January 2021, according to research from jobs website Indeed....

HR can help create ethical and equitable gig work

It’s very easy to pick holes in the gig economy. Many gig workers experience unstable work, long hours, below-average pay and have little to no legal protection.