Is the gig up for the gig economy? (Part one)

The gig economy continues to be a hot topic for discussion as the UK works on its position on fair work. Dan Cave uncovers the current climate and explores the alternatives.

Deloitte: Top tips for setting up a graduate scheme

Deloitte might have more resources to dedicate to its early careers pipeline than some, but there are still lessons HR and talent teams in smaller businesses can take from the big four firm to apply...

Fight or flight: how to retain ‘flight risk’ employees

One of the more challenging aspects of building a resilient workforce is retaining talent, and mitigating the impact when an employee leaves.

Fostering employee motivation and retention during rapid growth

Motivating and retaining employees during a business’s rapid growth trajectory is crucial for success.

UK immigration system reform and fees set to impact employers

Government plans to reform the UK immigration system, including increases to the cost of work visas, have been condemned due to concerns about the impact on the UK’s competition for global talent. 

New HR Focus podcast

The first episode of HR magazine's new podcast HR Focus has gone live.

SMEs call for UK to open borders to fill labour shortages

Over half (52%) of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are in favour of opening the UK’s doors to overseas workers to plug vacancies.

Challenging old assumptions of succession planning

Succession management is a core business process and integral to sustaining business performance over the longer-term.

HR Focus Podcast Launch: SME Talent

In the debut episode of HR Focus, we take a look at the difficulties facing SMEs in finding, developing, and retaining talent.

Retention of over-50s rises up employers' agenda

Employers are trying to retain older workers, with one in 10 (10%) employers introducing new schemes in the last year, according to research from insurance company Aviva.

Return to the office: what employers are doing to incentivise in-office work

Google, Meta, Salesforce, Amazon and Disney have all asked employees to return to the office in recent weeks, backtracking on formerly more flexible hybrid work policies.

EU moves to give gig workers rights and protect them from AI

The European Council has announced its intentions to give gig workers in Europe the same rights as employees, and establish rules on AI’s use in the workplace.