D&I Clinic: How to handle terminal illness

Guest expert Joanne Smithson addresses how HR can improve the experience of employees working with a terminal illness, and their colleagues

Embracing Generation Alpha: how HR leaders can prepare the C-suite for the future of work

The countdown has begun. In just five short years, Generation Alpha, the digitally savvy cohort born after 2010, will enter the workforce.

Intersectionality and adjustments at work: are we asking the right questions?

‘Poor’ and ‘inconsistent’ were the two most common terms used by disabled employees who took part in our Great Big Workplace Adjustments Survey to describe their experiences of getting adjustments.

'Pinkwashing' companies barred from Pride parade

Companies that want to participate in the 2024 Pride parade in London must now sign up to a year-round LGBTQ+ inclusion programme.

Create a cohesive, diverse growth culture that thrives in a distributed setup

It’s no secret that rapid business growth comes with its own set of HR complications, not least aligning an expanding team towards a common goal.

"Diversity in boardrooms is not an option; it’s a strategic necessity"

We know that diverse boards make good business sense, but there was a 12% decline in ethnically diverse candidates for non-executive board appointments across the UK’s 150 biggest listed companies in...

Half of neurodivergent employees don’t feel supported at work

More than half of neurodivergent employees don’t feel that their organisation (52%) or team (54%) is open or supportive enough to discuss neurodiversity, research by the CIPD revealed.

LGBTQ+ employees have lower wellbeing at work, report reveals

LGBTQ+ people have a significantly lower wellbeing at work than heterosexual employees, a report by WorkL revealed.

Commercial manager wins unfair dismissal tribunal after ‘size of a house’ comment

Hayley Thomas won her claims for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination after she was subjected to a hostile and unwelcoming environment following absence for mental illness.

The leadership disconnect: acknowledging DE&I and taking action

Although a significant majority of HR directors and CEOs recognise that employee demands for diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are a major concern for their business, according to Barnett...

Disability Action Plan should offer more workplace support, say specialists

The government published its Disability Action Plan on Monday (5 February), which laid out how the government intends to improve the lives of disabled people in the UK.

Back to basics with Direct Line CPO Vicky Wallis

After a challenging few years, Direct Line Group’s CPO is focused on developing core skills to build confidence and capability in an uncertain world, finds Jo Gallacher.