Strategic HR

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.

It is time to re-evaluate the EVP?

Once in vogue, employee value propositions (EVPs) fell out of fashion when talent was plentiful. So is the time now right to look at them again?

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New flexible working regs: kicking companies into touch or simply out of touch?

HR leaders in the UK understand their crucial role in upholding compliance while nurturing a work environment that meets employee expectations.

IR35 offset ignites confidence to hire contractors, says HR

Changes to off-payroll regulations (IR35) will come into effect on 6 April 2024, amending the legislation that required employers to take responsibility for the tax status of freelancers and...

"Organisations need to democratise their opportunities"

As Mercer’s Global Talent Trends research indicates, talent drain remains at an acute level right now, with 37% of UK employees stating that they plan to leave their organisation in the next 12...

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.