Strategic HR

Turning intentions into outcomes: how businesses can make DE&I meaningful 

Over the last decade, we’ve seen inequalities brought to the fore and only exacerbated by socioeconomic challenges.

Employee mental health: an international problem with a local solution

Supporting mental health is generally understood in the UK to be a key element in employee health and wellbeing. However, attitudes towards mental health differ around the world.

Should leaders make exercise mandatory in the workplace? 

Every Friday, staff at Swedish fashion and sportswear company Björn Borg leave their desks and head for a sweaty hour together at the local gym. 

Beating the blues: boosting employee activity during January 

For those working in sectors that are fortunate to be able to ‘wind down’ during the festive period, remotivating the workforce may seem like an up-hill struggle as January is commonly...

Burnout affects a fifth of UK employees as long-term sick hits record high

Research from Mental Health UK found that 20% of workers needed to take time off work due to stress in the past year as long-term sickness absence reaches a record high.

ESG removed from UK Corporate Governance Code

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has removed all references to ESG in a new version of the UK Corporate Governance Code.

How can HR teams prevent stress from occurring in workplaces?  

Common approaches dealing with workplace stress involve treating its symptoms. Solutions such as mindfulness sessions, wellbeing apps and resilience training are typical.

What does HR want from the next election?

A general election is expected to be called in the second half of 2024.

Is January the best time to recruit?

January is that sweet spot where the contemplative reflections of extraordinary talent are converted into new year’s resolutions, while corporate recruiting teams, armed with refreshed budgets, look...

How to drive successful change

Anyone trying to keep up a New Year’s resolution knows changing things isn’t easy. The same applies in business, but the rewards are well worth the huge effort needed to make change happen

Centrica boss admits his £4.5 million salary is unjustifiable

The boss of British Gas owner Centrica said his pay last year, £4.5 million, is impossible to justify.

HR viewed as the least productive department by employees

UK employees perceive HR teams as being less productive, compared with other colleagues and departments in their organisations, according to research by HR software provider Ciphr.