Strategic HR

12 Months of 2023: November

In November, new rules meant fewer ex-offenders will have to disclose convictions, Elon Musk declared that AI will make all jobs redundant and an inquiry found weapons at a union office in Brighton.

Refugees held back from reaching full potential in UK job market

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

Demotion of disability minister a blow for diversity, say charities

Disability charities have protested the demotion of the government’s minister for disabled people, calling it a retrogade step for disabled workers.

Physical fitness and mindful movement tips to enhance mental wellbeing at work

In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship and business leadership, the pressure to perform can be overwhelming.

Senior leaders criticised over lack of empathy

Just 51% of UK employees think their senior leadership team is empathetic, according to software company O.C. Tanner.

How can quiet hiring help to tackle skills shortages?

Quiet hiring, also known as silent or stealth recruitment, is a growing trend that’s set to continue into 2024, in which organisations focus on acquiring new skills without increasing employee...

Case study: reciprocal mentoring with Black leaders

Leaders at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) used reciprocal mentoring with Black leaders across Liverpool to drive understanding, education and inclusion. Millicent Machell finds out how.

12 months of 2023: September

In September, MPs campaigned for more laws around AI, pension auto enrolment was extended and research found most low paid workers were using food banks.

Aviva boss vets white male senior recruits

Amanda Blanc, Aviva’s chief executive, told the Sexism in the City inquiry that she vets all senior white male recruits to improve diversity and prevent nepotism.

Future leader: Jordan Noble, Mackie's of Scotland

Jordan Noble, people and development manager at confectioner Mackie's of Scotland, shares her vision for the future of the profession.

Breaking the green ceiling: HR leaders’ role in closing the green skills gap

With world leaders having come together to discuss a greener future at COP28, it’s a timely reminder for us to confront a difficult truth: ambitious net zero goals can only be met if people have the...

HR predictions for 2024

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