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...

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...

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.

Does salary sacrifice hold the key to overcoming skills shortages?

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

Autumn statement: What HR needs to know

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt gave his Autumn Statement yesterday (22 November), prioritising reducing national insurance, boosting apprenticeships and getting people back to work.

Minimum wage will rise by almost 10%

The national minimum wage will increase by 9.8% to £11.44 an hour from April 2024.

Vacancies fall as pay growth cools

Vacancies in the UK have continued to fall while pay growth has slowed slightly, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Only half of employers include salary details on all job ads

Only 50% of firms include salary details on all of their job ads, research by XpertHR has found.

HR must do more for those experiencing baby loss

Around one in four pregnancies will, sadly, end in a loss.

Three ways to build a fertility policy

The IVF Network hosted an event yesterday (2nd November) in London to discuss what employers should consider when building a fertility treatment policy.

Should HR leaders be concerned about an epidemic of loneliness?

In March 2020 most of the world’s city centres and offices emptied amidst mandatory lockdowns. But when restrictions eased, and offices reopened many employees did not rush back to their desks.