Avanti West Coast under fire for menopause gift bags

Avanti West Coast has faced criticism after its employee support group offered staff a gift bag that rail union representatives described as demeaning and insulting.

HR Focus podcast: 'How to introduce AI to talent management' now live

The third episode of HR magazine's HR Focus podcast is now live.

HR Focus (3): How to introduce AI to talent management

In episode 3 of the HR Focus podcast, we examine the practical reality of introducing AI to talent management.

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HR lessons from the Horizon Scandal

Internal investigations are back in the media spotlight, after a TV drama fuelled fresh momentum for the long-running campaign in favour of people affected by the Post Office IT scandal. Will recent...

Why apprenticeships are so important to hospitality

In the dynamic realm of hospitality, where delivering exceptional service is paramount, a critical element often needs to be addressed: nurturing talent.

UK lags behind US on AI adoption at work

UK office workers are lagging behind their American counterparts when it comes to adopting AI in the workplace, research has revealed.

Game on: the progress of gamification in HR

The use of game-like structures in HR functions has proved popular for the past few years, but has it now had its day? Edmund Tirbutt reports

Clunky HR tech costing businesses 26 hours per employee

Poorly designed HR tools are damaging productivity and frustrating employees, according to new research.

Employees comfortable leaning on AI for admin tasks

Most (70%) employees would delegate as much work as possible to AI according Microsoft’s global 2023 Work Trend Index Annual Report. 

Unpaid care in England and Wales has equivalent value to a second NHS

New findings from charity Carers UK and the University of Sheffield found the annual economic value of unpaid care is equivalent to a second NHS in England and Wales.

Robot replacements? Employees are more concerned machines are better workers

Companies are facing a significant technological revolution and understanding how this affects workers can save the future of work, businesses, and more.

HR and AI: How can HR use AI effectively and ethically?

The government published a whitepaper on Wednesday (29 March) which promised to regulate artificial intelligence (AI).