Strategic HR

How should leaders communicate the new flexible working law to employees? 

Most (70%) employees are unaware of their right to request flexible work adjustments from day one. How can employers communicate this to employees in a clear, inclusive way?

Employers sustain return to office push

Nearly all (98%) companies have continued to encourage employees to return to the office, research by Towergate Health & Protection found.

Water workers suffer increased abuse due to sewage dumping, says union

Half (52%) of water workers said abuse they receive has increased due to sewage dumping, according to a survey by union GMB.

"Multinational companies need a cohesive approach to employee benefits"

In an era defined by interconnectedness and globalisation, multinational companies find themselves navigating increasingly diverse markets and cultural landscapes.

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Raising awareness of HIE

As an HR professional, I have supported many employees as they have navigated through difficult, childbirth-related situations that have understandably impacted their work.

Exclusive interview: Why CPOs make great CEOs

Katherine Easter explains why C-suite relationships are the key to success, and shares the transferrable skills that smoothed her transition from chief people officer (CPO) to interim CEO of the...

How HR can help inform guidance to support employees who have cancer

When sharing her cancer diagnosis, the Princess of Wales highlighted the value of work for her wellbeing. Employers need to better prepare for and manage employees working with cancer.

MPs call for sick pay boost

Statutory sick pay (SSP) is failing to provide enough support for those who most need financial help when ill; it should be increased and made more widely available, MPs said last week (28 March).

How to create a zero-waste office

Creating a zero-waste office is an ambitious yet increasingly attainable goal for businesses committed to sustainability.

HR faces real-terms pay cut due to inflation, analysis finds

HR professionals have faced a real-terms pay cut of as much as 8% since 2021 due to the cost of inflation, analysis by HR software provider Ciphr has revealed.

Flexible working request clashes with reasonable adjustments in tribunal

An employment tribunal has ruled that a Scottish government employee, whose flexible working request was denied, is classed as disabled under the Equality Act due to anxiety and fear of crowded...

HR leaders see mental health absences rise, report shows

Nearly half (49%) of HR leaders reported seeing an increase in mental health absences, a report by mental wellbeing platform Headspace has revealed.