Strategic HR

No evidence mindfulness and wellbeing apps improve employee wellbeing

There is no evidence that individual-level mental health interventions benefit employees, according to a study from the University of Oxford.

HR needs to defuse a time bomb of organisational trauma

When people ask what HR professionals do at work, have you ever described yourself as a bomb disposal expert? It may sound dramatic, but not only do we have to identify and defuse bombs, we are also...

Quarter of employees do not trust their CEO

Over a quarter (26%) of employees do not trust their CEO to be honest and transparent, according to HR software company Personio.

January absence triples twice in past two years

Absences tripled year on year from January 2021 to January 2022 and again to January 2023, according to data from HR software BrightHR.

Has the cost of living crisis had a positive impact on money stigma?

Employees who don’t feel comfortable sharing money worries at work say it’s because they don’t think their employer can help. This is despite organisations making significant investments in financial...

How can HR help employees beat January blues?

As employees return to the office after the festive season, HR experts give advice on how to foster a positive start to a new year at work.

Gamification can supercharge your leadership

Gamification is one of the buzzwords of the past few years, but can it make a real difference to your leadership and help you drive performance?

Why happy teams start with happy managers

How do you deliver happy managers? By putting in place the right technological support to let them thrive .

A game of push and pull: how to engage your employees in your vision

Engaging employees with a compelling and inspiring vision is crucial for retaining talent, particularly among younger workers who highly value a sense of purpose in their work.

How to meet employee expectations in 2024

Though some employees are satisfied with their current employer, many use January as an opportunity to see what else is out there.

Insights

FTSE 100 CEOs have already earned more than average yearly salary

The median FTSE 100 CEO’s earnings for 2024 has already surpassed the average annual salary, according to research from the High Pay Centre (HPC).

Best of HR books: January 2024

From women over 50 to hierarchies at work, we delve into new book releases to find out what HR has been reading.