How HR can best support employees facing divorce during the cost of living crisis

As the cost-of-living crisis escalates with rising inflation at a 40-year high and more energy price cap increases set for spring, UK family law firms are reporting the highest ever recorded number of...

Flexible organisational models key for future of work

Companies should embrace the idea of using more than one organisational model as workplaces evolve in the future.

Businesses investing heavily in ineffective training

Almost all (99%) employees have seen a training plan that was ineffective or that failed to deliver on objectives in the last five years, according to new research from City & Guilds.

Employee volunteering worth billions to charity

Employees volunteering for one hour per week could generate up to £17 billion for UK charities, according to research from Pilotlight.

Patagonia: driving purpose with the Earth University

‘Why is our company in business?’ and ‘What can our people do to support that purpose?’ If two questions have followed me during my 20-plus-year career as an HR professional, they are these.

HR profession grew four-times faster than UK workforce in past decade

The HR profession has grown by 42% in the past decade (from 2011 and 2021) compared to just 10% for the general workforce according to the CIPD’s latest UK people profession update.

Prisoners re-join workforce with government-backed apprenticeships

Prisoners have started apprenticeships at companies including Greene King, Timpsons and Kier as part of a government initiative to improve the employability of ex-offenders.

Fear of tech worker exodus puts pressure on HR

Almost half (46%) of young UK workers in tech roles plan to leave their job within the next year, according to research from HR technology company Hibob and global venture fund Eight Roads.

Jaguar Land Rover commits to upskilling thousands of workers

Car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has launched an upskilling programme designed to train 29,000 employees as part of its global upskilling initiative to fill urgent needs within its workforce.

Businesses warned employees lack skills to handle AI

Businesses have major skills gaps to fill before they can implement artificial intelligence (AI) into their workplaces.

Learning iconography: making the complex, simple and memorable

Fourteen years ago, I went to see Richard Olivier deliver one of his Shakespeare Mythodrama sessions in a small hotel in Edinburgh. My then boss called me the week before and said, “I’ve booked us...

The secret ingredients of effective hybrid L&D

The pandemic accelerated the uptake of digital learning and caused companies to rethink their training programmes. Edmund Tirbutt explores the secret to getting hybrid learning and development right