Strategic HR

Tata dispute shows employers must balance sustainability targets with workers’ rights

Unite the union has announced plans to escalate industrial action at steelworks in Port Talbot and Llanwern in South Wales, The Guardian reported (3 June).

Braced to face the banking bullies: exclusive interview

By failing to prioritise staff wellbeing, companies are literally getting away with murder, says the former global head of recruiting for Goldman Sachs, Ian Dodd, who is preparing to sue the...

How to build a 21st-century talent acquisition function

Traditionally, talent acquisition (TA) was relegated to a purely administrative role. Today, in a landscape where exceptional talent is crucial for sustained business success, establishing a TA...

Postal workers demand further protections amid takeover

The Communications Workers Union (CWU), the union representing most UK postal workers, has claimed that the contracts of a new takeover agreement do not “go far, or long, enough” to protect workers.

How Chivas Brothers used a job share to retain talent

Leaders of the Scotch whisky company Chivas Brothers, part of the Pernod Ricard Group, have introduced the company's most senior job share yet.

Flexible working: What does the law change mean for HR?

In early 2024, it might have seemed like all HR headlines were about the incoming Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023, which is better known as the flexible working law.

Age UK fined £4,000 for age harassment

A representative of Age UK harassed a job applicant on the basis of age, a tribunal has found.

Conservatives pledge 100,000 new apprenticeships

The Conservative party has promised to replace ‘rip-off’ university degrees with 100,000 apprenticeships. 

How to build sustainably high-performing teams

How can HR leaders focus on high performance while prioritising health and wellbeing? Maybe it’s time to take inspiration from elite sportspeople.

HR falls behind employees in embracing AI

More than two thirds (68%) of HR professionals have not embraced the full potential for AI, a report by HR insights provider Brightmine has shown (29 May).

Entries invited for HR Excellence Awards 2024

The HR Magazine team is now inviting entries for the HR Excellence Awards 2024.

Interview: Abigail Wilmore, founder of People Flow

Abigail Wilmore, founder of a HR community called People Flow, has compiled a CV full of iconic fashion brands, as Millicent Machell discovers.