Time for action: breaking down barriers to gender equality in business

In the wake of the recently released Fortune 500 Europe list, the glaring statistic that women CEOs constitute only 7% of the total is cause for concern. When we delve deeper and look at factors such...

Why childcare needs to become an employer priority

Sadly, the recent news that almost a quarter of a million female workers are considering leaving their jobs due to a lack of adequate childcare support has come as little surprise.

The importance of accurate job descriptions in building better teams 

During a recent discussion a client quite rightly shed light on a critical aspect of the hiring process that often goes overlooked: the accuracy of job descriptions.

Use positivity to combat job seeking in January

At this time of year, our thoughts turn to the season that brings the nation together – the January sales. But also at this time of year, teams are typically looking for motivation amidst the return...

Best of HR books: January 2024

From women over 50 to hierarchies at work, we delve into new book releases to find out what HR has been reading.

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.

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.  

A how-to guide to recruiting ‘climate snubbers’

It is no longer appropriate to assume that only younger generations are environmentally and socially conscious when it comes to their career.

How employers can go further to support employees after childbirth

Traditionally, baby bonding leave consists of time and money. The amount of time and money depends on the company policy of course and employers have been praised when they increase these.

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...

Driving culture by listening – not telling

Today, there’s a big spotlight on company culture and what business leaders are doing to improve it.

Ulez will cost some London commuters over £3,000 a year

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez) has been expanded to include all of London's boroughs, meaning Londoners who drive non-compliant vehicles five days a week will pay £3,250 a year.