Operational Efficiency

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.

Cover story: Delivering the perfect reward package (Part 2)

The rules of reward have been ripped up over the last few crisis-hit years. Dan Cave finds out how HR leaders can reap the 'Covid dividend' to power a progressive reward strategy.

New migration rules will worsen labour shortages

Measures set by government designed to cut migration are likely to exacerbate labour shortages, particularly in the care and hospitality sectors, according to experts.

Cold homes lead to productivity losses

The majority (75%) of homeowners will keep their heating off despite saying that it will affect their productivity, according to a survey by builders’ merchant Jewson.

Half of employees have missed a bill payment due to inaccurate payroll

Nearly half (46%) of UK employees said they have missed a bill payment as a direct result of inaccurate payroll, according to payroll provider MHR.

Umbrella company guidance is lip service, say experts

The government has come under fire after publishing guidance on umbrella companies deemed inadequate by payroll experts.

Asos is right to drop DEI targets – but for all the wrong reasons

Asos has announced that bosses will no longer need to meet diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) targets in order to receive annual bonuses. Instead, bonuses will hinge on the fashion giant meeting...

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Does salary sacrifice hold the key to overcoming skills shortages?

It’s no secret that skills shortages continue to pose challenges for businesses.