Strategic HR

How HR can help burnt-out leaders become visionaries

In Stress Awareness Month, here are two key concepts that can help HR teams support reactive, burnt-out leaders and move them towards visionary leadership.

Commitment to sustainability boosts employee engagement

Companies in which employees felt a genuine commitment to sustainability had a 16% higher employee engagement rate than those where employees felt the commitment was absent, a survey by employee...

Ten steps to prioritise D&I

The diversity and inclusion (D&I) clinic is a space for HR professionals to anonymously air their challenging D&I questions. Camila Williams-Johnson tackles how to keep D&I at the top of business’...

A third of businesses short-staffed due to sickness

A third (34%) of UK businesses reported being short-staffed at least once a week, a survey commissioned by temporary work platform Indeed Flex has revealed.

New disability guidance for managers

The government has jointly published its updated Disability Confident guide, to help managers support disabled people at work.

Lessons from the C-suite: Nick Turner, NFU Mutual

Nick Turner, CEO of insurance firm NFU Mutual, shares his opinion on how HR can make it to the top.

"Stay on top of skills and technology to overcome future challenges"

To futureproof HR, professionals need to think about the skills that HR teams will need in the next few years.

Sky Sports pundit fined £210,000 over IR35 battle

Former footballer and Sky Sports pundit Neil McCann lost his IR35 case appeal against HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), which has left him facing a tax bill of £210,000.

Future leader: Ry Williams, Walkers Global

Ry Williams, HR manager at law firm Walkers Global, shares his vision for the future of the profession.

HR’s role in aligning a people and sustainability strategy

HR leaders have a crucial role in helping businesses develop and implement ambitious ESG goals.

Acas releases code of practice on flexible working requests

After changes to flexible working rules were implemented on 6 April, Acas has released a code of practice on how to handle flexible working requests.

Pulse check: How SSE is powering up health and wellbeing

Energy company SSE is using free health checkups to spark change in employee wellbeing through a partnership with the British Heart Foundation. Millicent Machell reports.