Operational Efficiency

Dear HR haters: A response to the Telegraph

On 11 December, The Telegraph published an article which asked if HR’s transformation from ‘corporate backwater’ to ‘a powerful force’ was largely responsible for the UK’s stubbornly low productivity...

12 Months of 2023: June

In June, second jobs were on the rise as employees felt the pinch, big firms payroll was hacked and a study revealed one in five fathers don’t take paternity leave.

When ‘no more biscuits’ signals the organisation’s end 

The executive email simply read "no more biscuits". It went on to explain in further detail that biscuits would no longer be supplied to staff as part of their morning coffee and afternoon tea...

Vacancies fall as wage growth eases

Vacancies continued to fall as pay growth began to level out, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Four insights into the skills-based future of talent management

As employers navigate a changing world of work, there has been an increasing focus on agility and creating an adaptable workforce. Putting skills rather than jobs at the centre of the labour market is...

12 months of 2023: May

In May, the government opened an IR35 consultation, research revealed AI was being widely used for admin tasks and the amendments to the controversial strike bill were voted down.

12 months of 2023: April

As we reach the end of the year, our 12 days of Christmas countdown revisits the key events of each month

Nationwide makes u-turn on work from anywhere policy

Nationwide Building Society, which publicly championed a ‘work from anywhere’ policy following the pandemic, has told staff they must work at the office at least two days a week.

Spotify layoffs consequence of over-hiring epidemic, say experts

Spotify’s mass redundancies are the consequence of an over-hiring epidemic which became commonplace in the tech sector following covid, according to HR and technology experts.

12 months of 2023: March

As we reach the end of the year, our 12 days of Christmas countdown revisits the key events of each month.

Recruitment falls as candidates increase at fastest rate since 2020

Recruitment has decreased during November, according to a report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and professional services network KPMG.

12 months of 2023: February

As the year ends, our 12 days of Christmas countdown rounds up the biggest news in each month.