Strategic HR

Is your L&D training going to waste?

Employees are completing course after course, yet failing to implement the learning in their day-to-day jobs. Claire Muir investigates the perceptions and disconnects around learning and development,...

Dear HR haters: A response to the Telegraph

On 11 December, The Telegraph published an article which asked if HR’s transformation from ‘corporate backwater’ to ‘a powerful force’ was largely responsible for the UK’s stubbornly low productivity...

12 Months of 2023: June

In June, second jobs were on the rise as employees felt the pinch, big firms payroll was hacked and a study revealed one in five fathers don’t take paternity leave.

Employees unaware of new day one right to request flexible working

Most (70%) of employees are not aware that they will have a right to request flexible working from their employer from day one of their job next year, according to the Advisory, Conciliation and...

Job shares are a win for all parties

Be curious. Identify challenges. Evolve. Evaluate. Rinse and repeat. This is how I practice my craft. Sometimes this leads to refinement, continuous improvement, optimisation.

When ‘no more biscuits’ signals the organisation’s end 

The executive email simply read "no more biscuits". It went on to explain in further detail that biscuits would no longer be supplied to staff as part of their morning coffee and afternoon tea...

Half of UK employees work on days off

Over half (53%) of UK employees worked while on annual leave in the last year, according to a study from Forbes Advisor.

Four insights into the skills-based future of talent management

As employers navigate a changing world of work, there has been an increasing focus on agility and creating an adaptable workforce. Putting skills rather than jobs at the centre of the labour market is...

How to support employees in cancer remission

A cancer diagnosis can be one of the single most traumatic life events faced by a person. Yet what is less widely acknowledged is the far-reaching, ongoing physical and emotional impacts of cancer.

12 months of 2023: May

In May, the government opened an IR35 consultation, research revealed AI was being widely used for admin tasks and the amendments to the controversial strike bill were voted down.

Geopolitical risk named fastest growing danger to businesses

Geopolitical threats now represent the fastest-growing risk to the security and resilience of businesses, according to a report from corporate security consultancy The Clarity Factory.

12 months of 2023: April

As we reach the end of the year, our 12 days of Christmas countdown revisits the key events of each month.