People with learning disabilities held back by bureaucracy

People with learning disabilities can offer unique skills to employers but are held back by bureaucratic policies and attitudes, according to Sally Butcher, managing director of social enterprise...

Lib Dem manifesto: What HR needs to know

With just three weeks to go until the UK heads to the polls, here's the latest employment and HR-related policies from the Liberal Democrats

Employees put off family life for fear of falling behind on workplace tech

Workers are concerned that they will return to work after long absences and technology will have completely changed

Think tank calls for higher minimum wage for freelancers

As the number of self-employed people continues to rise, Demos is calling for freelancers to receive a higher minimum wage

Losing employees to a rival company can have an upside

While losing a valuable employee to competition shouldn't be celebrated, it does provide an opportunity for innovation and collaboration

General election: Immigration policies pose challenges for employers

As parties lay out their immigration plans ahead of the general election on 12 December, employers must prepare now if they want to retain a diverse workforce

HRs must be “superheroes” in the future of work

VP and managing director of General Assembly Anand Chopra-McGowan outlined five practical ways HR can tackle the reskilling challenge

End of an era: Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth on five years at the Beeb

This year Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth entered our HR Most Influential Hall of Fame and the BBC won two gongs at our HR Excellence Awards. The outgoing BBC HRD looks back on all that’s been achieved in her...

MoJ CPO: HR must be more "open and brave" on talent

At the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition HR leaders from the MoJ and Adidas offered insight into their talent management strategies

A third of private sector firms unaware of IR35 changes

?A third (33%) of private sector organisations that regularly engage non-permanent contractors don't know anything about upcoming IR35 reforms, according to research from Hays

Harnessing the Amazon mindset in talent acquisition

Advancements in technology mean recruiters can target candidates with personalised communications and achieve higher candidate quality

Third of young women think a STEM career would be boring

A significant proportion of young women are reluctant to enter STEM careers because of gender barriers, meaning UK employers are missing out on vital talent