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...

12 Months of 2023: November

In November, new rules meant fewer ex-offenders will have to disclose convictions, Elon Musk declared that AI will make all jobs redundant and an inquiry found weapons at a union office in Brighton.

Future leader: Jordan Noble, Mackie's of Scotland

Jordan Noble, people and development manager at confectioner Mackie's of Scotland, shares her vision for the future of the profession.

12 months of 2023: April

As we reach the end of the year, our 12 days of Christmas countdown revisits the key events of each month.

HR Most Influential Podcast 3.2: When Change Meets Resistance

The HR Most Influential Podcast's latest episode is now live, with Pam Parkes in the hot seat to discuss how HR successfully implement change programmes.

HR needs to build bridges, not walls

Last month's Court of Appeal ruling, which confirmed a judge can order parties embroiled in a dispute to enter mediation, is a significant step forward for our civil justice system.  

Putting volunteering at the front of ESG

Volunteering is a popular way for workers to give back to the community around them, but it isn’t always as easy as just giving staff days off, finds Peter Crush.

Legal ease: Prevent toxic cultures by acting early

The causes of toxic culture are often trivial, but the effects are not. Early intervention is key, and managers must not be reluctant to grasp the nettle if the situation is to be resolved.

Hot topic: When is drug testing fair?

Athletes, police officers and members of the armed forces have historically been drug tested, but employers in other sectors are beginning to follow the practice. When is it fair to ask employees to...

What are employers' duties in cold weather?

As temperatures plummet below zero and the Met Office predicts snow, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says HR teams should review their cold weather policies.

Braverman’s tenure shows that having a diverse figurehead does not result in diverse thinking

The sacking of the former home secretary did not come as a shock to many. Throughout her time in office, Suella Braverman has been a divisive force.

How McDonald’s can avoid future accusations of sexual harassment, racism and bullying

The issue involves a global brand relying on its management and franchisees to maintain the culture and behaviour the ‘golden arches’ deserves and has worked hard to build and develop.