How reducing meetings increases employee autonomy

Meetings are hindering, not helping, your employees.

Why microclimates have the power to change workplace culture

We know the power of a great workplace culture. Higher engagement and belonging, leading to greater productivity, problem solving, collaboration and results. 

Four myths on recruiting overseas workers

Many organisations are still struggling to fill vacancies across the UK, with nursing and care, hospitality and IT just some of the sectors with wide gaps in their recruitment.

The SMCR – is it fit for purpose?

With the impact of Brexit still being felt around the country and the recent eye-watering turnover in the Cabinet resulting in uncertainty, frustration and trepidation in the financial markets, it...

Using the COM-B approach to change management

In my experience, HR professionals use a variety of models to support them when undergoing a change management project, from Kotter’s eight-step model, ADKAR to McKinsey 7S model and many others.

Dealing with survivor guilt at work after layoffs

Around the world, many organisations are already making posts redundant, with layoffs in the tech industry grabbing the headlines.  For those without a job, the future may not look bright, but life is...

Celebrity status is always bad for corporate governance

Elon Musk’s tumultuous takeover of Twitter shows why the spotlight is never good for governance. He may now be the poster boy for governance mishaps, but he isn’t the only one to have let fame get in...

Government cracks down on illegal working

An almost 10% rise in government visits to identify illegal working should remind employers to tighten recruitment processes and understand risks in this area say legal experts.


Why you’ll hear ‘mutuality’ a lot this year

Everyone loves a game of boardroom bingo and we all know a middle manager who spouts corporate cliches to cover up the fact that they have no ideas of their own.

Davos 2023 roundup: HR took central role at the World Economic Forum

The central role HR had at Davos 2023 shows the function is under increased pressure to help solve global social, political and climate issues, say HR experts.


Employees' second jobs putting employers at risk

Employers are worried they are being exposed to risks through employees’ second jobs, according to research.

Is The Apprentice setting a precedent for negative business leadership?

The Apprentice has returned to BBC One with 18 new candidates thrown into the limelight first flying to Antigua to sell excursions to tourists and then turning their hands to bao buns.