Strategic HR

What do employees want from HR in 2024?

Last year was a mammoth year of HR navigation for employers.

HR leaders featured in 2024 new year honours list

A number of HR leaders have been recognised in the New Year Honours List for 2024, which aims to recognise exceptional achievements from people across the country.

Why cultural alignment should be HR's priority in 2024

Imagine the best job you’ve ever had. What did you love about it? What was it that energised you? Was it the kind of work you did? Did you connect with your colleagues and form long-lasting...

Acas offers advice as junior doctors strike

As junior doctors in England begin unprecedented strike action today (3 January), Susan Clews, chief executive of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), has advised HR leaders to...

What OpenAI teaches us about employee power

The firing and rehiring of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman dominated headlines, and many HR leads unsurprisingly took a professional interest in it.

Women are most likely to be underemployed, research finds

Women are among the groups of UK workers who are most likely to be affected by underemployment, according to research from the Underemployment Project, a sociological investigation of underemployment.

Lack of diversity more expensive than ever

Diverse companies are more likely than ever to outperform their less diverse peers, according to a series of reports by business consultancy McKinsey.

How to motivate mid-life employees to save for retirement

Visualising retirement is key to maintain pension saving for employees aged 45 to 54, according to thinktank Phoenix insights.

Wanting to ‘hire fewer white men’ not discrimation, tribunal finds

A prospective HR lead who was told in a job interview that the company wanted to hire “fewer white men” has lost a race and discrimination suit at the employment tribunal.

Employers concerned about long-term illness

A fifth of employers are concerned about employees living with long-term chronic illnesses, according to research from industry body Group Risk Development (Grid).

12 Months of 2023: December

In December, vacancies continued to fall, geopolitical risk was named as the fastest growing danger to business and Spotify made mass redundancies.

COP28: What are the takeaways for HR Leaders?

COP (Conference of the Parties) is the main decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and this year was held in Dubai.