Workforce management

With leadership, do we understand enough about those who follow?

There are over 57,000 books with the word ‘leadership’ in the title on Amazon; it’s a subject widely read, discussed and debated within business theory and beyond. But, more often than not, there...

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.

Right to work checks have been left too late, according to employment trade body

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has written to home secretary Priti Patel to highlight major concerns about the date set for the start of physical Right to Work checks.

Rethink organisational design to maximise benefits of hybrid work

As businesses become more comfortable with remote work settings and routines, both employees and organisations are recognising that many roles can be performed just as successfully, if not more so, in...

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Leaders and managers lacking crisis evasion skills

Three quarters (73%) of employees said they believe that their company’s leadership has been lacking during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In uncertain times we need to raise the benchmark

For decades benchmarking has been an essential tool for any business looking to understand how its performance stacks up against competition and contemporaries.

Second lockdown putting extra pressure onto middle management

Additional stresses and responsibilities outside of managers’ day-to-day roles has made middle management more challenging in the UK’s second lockdown.

There’s never been a better time for HR to team up with building management teams

With a second lockdown in the UK and the return of work from home where you can advice, it’s clear that we’re now seeing long-term change when it comes to remote and flexible working.

Pandemic disconnects frontline workers from head office

A disconnect between workers on the frontline and those in company headquarters has taken place over the course of the pandemic according to research by software company Workplace.

Remote support and supervision - how to keep development apace for junior employees

?As employers have had to adapt to the new, remote normal, many junior employees have reported feeling that communication, supervision and support has reduced.

Why it pays to be an age-friendly employer

At a time when the burden of preparing for retirement falls more heavily on individuals and governments are talking about scaling back benefits, the role that companies play in getting people ready...

Lessons from the C-suite: Lisa Pinney, CEO of the Coal Authority

Lisa Pinney talks controlling HR, challenges for 2020 and the mistakes she's learned from.

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