Strategic HR

How to tend to the needs of the long-term sick

With economic inactivity due to long-term sickness hitting record levels, HR has a critical role in improving health, wellbeing, talent and business outcomes, writes Dan Cave

How IBM bolstered early careers through apprenticeships

Jenny Taylor, leader of Early Professional Programmes at IBM, told HR magazine how IBM has invested in apprenticeships to boost early careers opportunities and bolster diversity.

What lessons can HR learn from Amazon's €32 million employee monitoring fine?

Employee monitoring is a dynamic area with tools constantly advancing, enabling employers to measure the output and performance of employees more closely.

How Virgin Media O2 uses blind recruiting to close the experience gap

Blind recruiting is proving useful for inclusively attracting people to Virgin Media O2’s apprenticeship schemes and entry-level roles, according to Karen Handley, the business’ head of future...

Back to basics with Direct Line CPO Vicky Wallis

After a challenging few years, Direct Line Group’s CPO is focused on developing core skills to build confidence and capability in an uncertain world, finds Jo Gallacher.

CIPD Wellbeing at Work Conference: What you missed

The HR magazine team headed to the CIPD’s Wellbeing at Work Conference to round up the hottest topics in wellbeing.

Top 10 jobs where women earn more than men revealed

Analysts revealed the top 10 occupations where women could be paid more than men, after studying gender pay gap data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Hot topic: Is C-suite pay too high?

Income inequality has risen steadily in recent years, so it is unsurprising that the top earners in an organisation, the C-suite, come under fire for a lack of awareness of the average worker’s...

How to address silent burnout among frontline workers 

The new year sees many people take on new habits or ways of life. They want to get fit, or take a round-the-world trip, or maybe they want to go for a promotion at work or get a new job. In some...

Labour's mandatory pay gap plans draw mixed reaction

The Labour Party has proposed making ethnicity pay gap reporting mandatory, bringing it in line with the current mandate on gender pay gap reporting.

The missing pieces of mental health first aid

Mental health first aid (MHFA) training has been rolled out in many workplaces across the UK, but without holistic wellbeing support, businesses could be missing crucial pieces to the puzzle....

HR lessons from the Horizon Scandal

Internal investigations are back in the media spotlight, after a TV drama fuelled fresh momentum for the long-running campaign in favour of people affected by the Post Office IT scandal. Will recent...