Operational Efficiency

What HR can learn from the Post Office Horizon scandal

The Post Office Horizon scandal saw over 700 subpostmasters wrongly convicted of theft due to a faulty computing and accounting system called Horizon. 

FTSE 100 CEOs have already earned more than average yearly salary

The median FTSE 100 CEO’s earnings for 2024 has already surpassed the average annual salary, according to research from the High Pay Centre (HPC).

What do employees want from HR in 2024?

Last year was a mammoth year of HR navigation for employers.

Time off is parents’ second biggest concern when kids are sick

Having to take time off work is parents’ second highest concern when their child is in hospital, according to research from MetLife UK, an insurance and employee benefits provider.

Acas offers advice as junior doctors strike

As junior doctors in England begin unprecedented strike action today (3 January), Susan Clews, chief executive of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), has advised HR leaders to...

What OpenAI teaches us about employee power

The firing and rehiring of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman dominated headlines, and many HR leads unsurprisingly took a professional interest in it.

How to motivate mid-life employees to save for retirement

Visualising retirement is key to maintain pension saving for employees aged 45 to 54, according to thinktank Phoenix insights.

How an employer can turn a loss into a win at a tribunal

Employers often ask if they’re going to win a claim. Even if a tribunal finds that an employee has been unfairly dismissed, if the amount they award the employee is less than you were willing to pay,...

Wanting to ‘hire fewer white men’ not discrimation, tribunal finds

A prospective HR lead who was told in a job interview that the company wanted to hire “fewer white men” has lost a race and discrimination suit at the employment tribunal.

12 Months of 2023: December

In December, vacancies continued to fall, geopolitical risk was named as the fastest growing danger to business and Spotify made mass redundancies.

Refugees held back from reaching full potential in UK job market

Language barriers, precarious work and discrimination are halting career advancement for refugees.

12 Months of 2023: October

In October, the Information Commissioner's Office published workplace monitoring guidance, the Supreme Court made a landmark ruling on holiday pay and the Real Living Wage increased.