Plans to scrap agency cover ban for strikes slammed

Proposals allowing employers to use agency workers to carry out the duties of striking staff have been branded unworkable, according to experts.

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.

Social mobility on the up since 2014

The Social Mobility Commission has published its State of the Nation report showing improved social mobility in the past eight years and new measures to tackle socio-economic inequality.

Agile HR: what does it even mean?

Agile represents different things to different people – depending on your perspective, this can range from establishing flexible working right through to introducing a philosophy formed of a series of...

Listen now: HR's role in responsible business

What does it take to be a responsible business? HR magazine editor Jo Gallacher put this question to 2021's top thinker Shereen Daniels, managing director of HR Rewired, in the latest episode of the...

Men working more overtime than women

More than a quarter (28%) of men work overtime everyday compared to 13% of women, according to research from workspace provider Office Freedom.

Brexit trade agreement to impact wages and productivity

The new EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) brought about by Brexit will negatively impact wages and productivity, according to a report from the Resolution Foundation.

Work/life balance is actually about work and love

The balance between work and life has become a tug-of-war that none of us can win. The two are intertwined like a bowl of spaghetti and there will always be a carry-over of the effects of stress and...

How I got here: Fiona Mullan, Bloom & Wild

Fiona Mullan, chief people officer at Bloom & Wild, shares her tips for a varied and successful career in HR.

Ethnicity pay gap hitting Caribbean workers hardest

Caribbean employees in the UK are disproportionately affected by workplace ethnicity pay gaps.

Skills shortages plaguing older UK businesses

A majority (90%) of large businesses in the UK are struggling to fill skills gaps in their organisation, with older companies struggling even more.

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...