Strategic workforce planning

What's holding businesses back from being human-centric?

Panellists at yesterday's (29 June) HR Lunchtime Debate discussed how businesses need to be prepared for cultural change and adaptable to a new set of circumstances employees now find themselves in.

Strategic L&D can guide the future workforce

As the pandemic diminishes, forward-looking businesses must prepare staff for the future of work, say David Collings and John McMackin.

Tackle the future of work at Workhuman Live Online

One issue that’s on the forefront of everyone’s minds right now is the return to work plan. Whether your people have been out of the office for a year or never really left because they’re on the front...

Insights

We owe it to young people to get the Kickstart Scheme right

With a £2bn injection to fund up to 300,000 placements, the government’s Kickstart Scheme is a pie that many want a slice of. It seems like the perfect marriage. A young person who needs an...

Job cuts and upskilling for new beginnings

Last month, a survey by three industry trade bodies found that one in eight hospitality employees have already been made redundant. In the same week, Whitbread warned that 6,000 jobs are at risk,...

What should HR know about mass redundancies?

The UK government has hinted it will be announcing the introduction of a traffic tiered system for local lockdowns, placing more pressure on businesses to balance the books.

Redundancy fears rise as UK faces end of furlough

Over half (54%) of UK employees are worried either they or someone in their household will lose their job when furlough comes to an end this month.

Beyond the pandemic awaits a big opportunity for HR

?Amid the current crisis there is emerging a once-in-a-generation opportunity for HR professionals to take centre stage.

Back to life, back to (a new) reality: the workplace after furlough

As workers return from furlough and businesses begin to awake from enforced hibernation, HR will need to overcome some tricky challenges.

Coronavirus return to work u-turn causes mental health concerns for HR

The UK government is now advising office workers to work from home again where possible following a rise in the number of coronavirus cases across the country.

Could COVID-19 be an opportunity to leapfrog a generation of change?

A crisis can often set the stage for change and provide an opportunity for businesses to re-evaluate their focus, in some cases marking a turning point on issues that have long lacked progress.

Championing the HR leader

Traditionally, the role of the HR leader was to reactively manage employees and solve any problems they had while addressing the needs of the employer. However, the role of HR teams has evolved and...