Over half of UK employees have felt excluded at work

According to research, over half (56%) of UK employees have felt personally excluded in their current workplace, representing a dangerous drain on productivity and a moral issue for HR.

Are chief happiness officers a gimmick?

Law firm Clifford Chance made headlines last week when its co-head of tech Jonathan Kewley proposed the appointment of a chief happiness officer responsible for keeping staff’s spirits high.

Why has it taken a pandemic to care about people?

“It’s all about our people”, organisations say. But why has it taken a pandemic to make wellbeing or working flexibly a priority? The key is culture, honest leadership, new ways of working, and...

Love at work: what work wives and husbands mean for business

Being close with colleagues is a huge strength for teams, but when it comes to ‘work wives’ or ‘work husbands,’ is there such thing as too much love at work?

Does 2022 present an opportunity for HR to go back to basics?

In a time characterised by uncertainty, it’s hard to see what’s ahead. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try, however, as Dominic Bernard reports.

Financial education is now a necessity

Financial education has become a significant part of the wellbeing offering, as the UK sees a surge in the cost of living.

Workers protest unhappiness in the workplace

Workers demonstrated in London yesterday (January 25) to protest widespread unhappiness in the UK workforce.

Why cultural agility is the antidote to ineffective EDI programmes, part two

Unconscious bias training may be the most popular form of EDI programme, but it is often not successful and may exacerbate failings in intercultural understanding, says Paula Caligiuri

Climate 'lip service' stalls progress and leaves employees flat

Many British businesses see climate policy merely as a branding exercise, rather than something fundamental to future growth, research suggests.

Why cultural agility is the antidote to ineffective EDI programmes, part one

Unconscious bias training may be the most popular form of EDI programme, but it is often not successful and may exacerbate failings in intercultural understanding, says Paula Caligiuri

How can you ensure resource groups drive inclusion?

Employee resource groups (ERGs) are often seen as key to creating truly inclusive organisations and driving diversity. Over the years, good ERGs have moved from being mainly focused on providing...

How employee experience could be failing your people

With resignations at the highest they’ve been in 20 years HR’s focus, now more than ever, is on retention. Central to this struggle is HR’s battle to build an employee experience that pleases...