Strategic HR

Work notifications ruining family time for younger workers

Increased work notifications are disrupting employees' time with loved ones, according to technology company RingCentral.

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.

Designing flexible working strategies that meet multi-stakeholder goals

Flexible working is on the rise, as employees seek greater autonomy over when and where they work.

HR Excellence Awards 2023: the full list of winners

The 2023 HR Excellence Awards held yesterday (5 December) brought together industry leaders from the people profession to celebrate top achievements this year.

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.

Cover story: Delivering the perfect reward package

The rules of reward have been ripped up over the last few crisis-hit years. Dan Cave finds out how this chaos could drive a more equitable, productive future.

HR leaders struggle to keep up with expectations

Over a quarter (28%) of HR leaders believe there are too many demands on their time at work, according to research by professional services consultancy Barnett Waddingham.

Making UK workplaces a level playing field for disabled people

The employment landscape for disabled people in the UK is a bleak one.

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.

Deskless workers feel left behind by technology

A quarter (27%) of deskless workers feel left out of conversations about technological advances, according to research from Virgin Media O2 Business.

Hot topic: When is drug testing fair?

Athletes, police officers and members of the armed forces have historically been drug tested, but employers in other sectors are beginning to follow the practice. When is it fair to ask employees to...

Most businesses are suffering from Long Covid

Organisations are trying to put Covid-19 in the rear-view mirror, but the aftereffects of such a turbulent business period – lack of clarity, fatigue over change, anxiety about redundancy – are still...