Violence against retail staff escalates

Violence and abuse against retail staff has increased by 50% in the last year, according to a report from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

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...

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.

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.

Geopolitical risk named fastest growing danger to businesses

Geopolitical threats now represent the fastest-growing risk to the security and resilience of businesses, according to a report from corporate security consultancy The Clarity Factory.

Extreme weather: should HR have an adverse weather policy?

Autumn 2023 marked one of the most turbulent seasons for weather in UK history.

Improvise, adapt, overcome: HR in the Ukrainian war

After the brutal invasion of Ukraine, HR magazine reporter Millicent Machell finds out how one of the country’s largest business groups used HR as a survival superpower

Strikes down but worker shortages remain, according to ONS

The number of firms with concerns for their business is at its lowest level since February 2022, according to the Office for National Statistics' latest 'Business insights and impact on the UK...

Hot topic: What would HR find in its own Covid inquiry? Part two

The public inquiry into the UK’s handling of Covid-19 has topped the news since it began in June.

Hot topic: What would HR find in its own Covid inquiry? Part one

The public inquiry into the UK’s handling of Covid-19 has topped the news since it began in June.

How to ensure day-one success when completing public to private deals

Being told a company is being taken private can be a stressful and unsettling experience for impacted employees, who will have a lot of questions: ‘Will I be made redundant? What if I don’t like the...

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.