Workforce management

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.

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.

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.

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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HR which maintains trust with employees more likely to succeed in pandemic recession

Companies with comprehensive human resource management (HRM) practices and union relationships are more likely to survive a deep recession, say researchers.

Positive News: How businesses are helping employees back into work

HR up and down the country is reintroducing employees back to their workplaces- either physically or a return from furlough. We highlight just a few of the many brilliant initiatives HR is undertaking...

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All change is a form of grief

This may come as a surprise, but what we are all feeling during this current pandemic is grief.

What European businesses can learn from Asia’s response to the SARS & MERS pandemics

As lockdown eases in the UK and the government attempts to restart the economy, preparations are underway to get millions back to work.