Operational Efficiency

Tribunal claims returning to pre-pandemic levels

Tribunal claims are returning to pre-pandemic levels, with single claims received and disposed of decreasing by 1% and 3% respectively between July and September.

12 Months of 2023: August

In August, the World Health Organization published guidance on breastfeeding at work, Wilko went into administration and return to office mandates were found to be largely unsuccessful.

HR predictions for 2024

As a new year approaches, we asked people professionals what their top four predictions are for 2024.

Who should get annual leave over Christmas?

As many workers would like to take annual leave around the festive period, HR can get caught in the middle. But are workers legally entitled to time off and should they be paid extra if they do work?

12 Months of 2023: July

In July, Royal Mail settled industrial relations disputes, the government announced plans for more flexible paternity leave, a workplace bullying bill was proposed and McDonalds came under fire for...

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.