Janet Campbell - Laying fair foundations for the Houses of Parliament Restoration & Renewal

Fixing up the Houses of Parliament is a huge project but one the HR director in charge takes in her stride.

HR can learn from the Mexican tetra to help neurodivergent staff flourish

The Mexican tetra, also known as the blind cavefish, is a fascinating example of how biodiversity can help species survive in difficult and changing environments. This fish is found in underground...

Pizzas, HiPPOs and social loafing: fostering innovation and empowering teams

In the realm of team dynamics, the concept of the ‘two-pizza team’ has gained significant attention since it was coined by Jeff Bezos in the early days of Amazon.

Understanding the weight of the law against obesity discrimination

Across the UK, obesity levels have been steadily increasing, with the latest Health Survey for England reporting that 60% of the working age population (16-64-years-old) are now classed as overweight...

It's only right to respect others' wrong views

Religion and belief are protected characteristics under the UK Equality Act. In theory, it’s a simple and obvious enough idea: someone should not be discriminated against or harassed at work because...

Psychological safety lessons from the LGBT+ community

Bringing your whole self to work isn't a new conversation. It is one we have been having for years within the LGBTQ+ community and behind closed doors in workplaces.

How I got here: Syreeta Brown, Virgin Money

Syreeta Brown, group chief people and communications officer at Virgin Money Group, shares her career journey and top leadership tips.

Features

Fines for businesses employing illegal migrants to triple

Fines for businesses that knowingly employ illegal migrants are set to triple from their current rate at the start of 2024 following new rules announced by the government on 7 August.

Four lessons on ethical AI use in recruitment

AI in recruitment has been lauded both as a solution to human prejudice, and an unreliable tool based on biased data. So how can HR use it ethically? Millicent Machell reports

How to ensure diverse strengths with lockdown-affected graduates

Attracting and retaining the right mix of university and college graduates is fundamental to driving a diverse pipeline of talent for any organisation. But this year, it’s more complicated.

Achieving gender parity requires commitment from leadership

Over the course of my career, I have had the opportunity to work in leadership roles for large, global companies across sectors spanning oil and gas, mining and, most recently, engineering and...

UK professionals divided on political conversations at work

Half of UK professionals (53%) feel that respectful socio-political discourse in the workplace should be encouraged, while 45% disagree, according to a study by HR software provider HiBob.