Strategic HR

Top 50 inclusive UK employers 2023 announced

West Midlands Fire Service, Money Supermarket and TalkTalk are among the winners of the 2023 Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers Awards (IT50).

Are misconceptions towards apprenticeships holding businesses back?

Many businesses are grappling with talent shortages, and the skills gap this leaves is only set to grow.

Legal ease: Prevent toxic cultures by acting early

The causes of toxic culture are often trivial, but the effects are not. Early intervention is key, and managers must not be reluctant to grasp the nettle if the situation is to be resolved.

Younger HR professionals winning AI race

Younger HR professionals are using AI more than their older counterparts, according to a study from software company Personio.

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.