Strategic HR

A year on from the CBI scandal

Elizabeth Wallace, interim chief people officer, was given a year to rescue the CBI from a sexual misconduct crisis. In this exclusive interview, Millicent Machell finds out how she used HR to drive...

Mental health awareness could be "going too far": HR responds

Britain’s approach to mental health is at risk of going too far, the work and pensions secretary, Mel Stride, warned yesterday (21 March).

Why loneliness is the next health epidemic and how adapting workspaces can help

There’s a new global health threat on the scene. The World Health Organisation declared loneliness a pressing global health threat last November, and it’s a threat with mortality effects equivalent to...

Loneliness leads to high mental health risk for 33% of employees, report shows

A third of UK workers have a high mental health risk driven by loneliness, a report by healthcare provider Telus Health has found. 

How HR professionals can build a culture of lifelong learning

Could a culture of continuous learning tackle the biggest obstacle to workplace learning and development (L&D)?

New apprenticeships funding won't go far enough, says HR

Prime minister Rishi Sunak has pledged to invest £60 million in apprenticeships over the next year, but HR representatives say that it will not go far enough to boost increased take up of...

Half of neurodivergent employees miss work due to lack of support, report finds

Half of neurodivergent employees have taken time off work due to their neurodivergence, City & Guilds’ annual Neurodiversity Index found. This increased 5% from last year.

HRDs to be paid £49,400 minimum, under new immigration rules

The Home Office has published more detail about changes to immigration rules that will raise the salary threshold for skilled workers to enter the UK from April 2024.

AI training grants announced for SMEs to close skills gaps

The government has announced a £7.4 million pilot scheme to subsidise the cost of AI skills training for SMEs in the professional business services sector.

How increasing globalisation in the workplace is changing the role of HR managers

As the world becomes increasingly globalised, we find ourselves working together but separately in a large yet small, digitally-connected world. The unexpected events of the last few years, notably...

Digital tools cause intergenerational conflict at work, research suggests

Digital communication tools are causing conflicts between different generations at work, according to research from digital transformation provider the Adaptavist Group.

Health and Wellbeing at Work: Day two round-up

The Health and Wellbeing at Work exhibition and conference continued yesterday (13 March), at Birmingham’s NEC.