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.

The Post Office scandal proves we need to listen to grievances now more than ever

The recent Post Office scandal drama has been difficult viewing for audiences across the UK. Watching bad things happen to good people makes us all feel angry and uncomfortable, and the reality is...

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.

Lessons from John Lewis: a quality product needs quality people

The John Lewis Partnership hit the headlines this week with the news that Dame Sharon White, the chair, would not be seeking a second term. This makes her term as chair the shortest in John Lewis’s...

HR Most Influential’s top priorities: sustainability, ESG and achieving net zero

This year’s HR Most Influential (HRMI) survey found that there was a strong view that responsibility for environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) sits with everyone in the business – but...

HR can help create ethical and equitable gig work

It’s very easy to pick holes in the gig economy. Many gig workers experience unstable work, long hours, below-average pay and have little to no legal protection.

How the climate crisis is transforming HR

HR is changing forever, and the chance is there to be a true pioneer. And no, I’m not talking about embracing AI and ChatGPT.

HR must prepare for the new Consumer Duty obligations

With just weeks to go until the Consumer Duty introduced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) comes into force for new and existing products and services, companies are being strongly advised to...

Amazon, Hilton, and Kraft Heinz join commitment to hire 250,000 refugees

As the Ukraine war continues, 41 leading companies have announced they will provide over 250,000 Ukrainian refugee women and refugees from other countries with jobs and training.

Employers worried about candidates with criminal records reoffending

Employers are anxious that hiring candidates with criminal records could re-offend, according to a Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) survey.

HSE violence at work guidance updated

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the national independent regulator for health and safety in the workplace, has updated its guidance for employers on violence at work.

 Collaboration in action: Success stories of cooperative business

Where are the best examples of collaboration at work found?