Game on: the progress of gamification in HR

The use of game-like structures in HR functions has proved popular for the past few years, but has it now had its day? Edmund Tirbutt reports

Degrees may no longer be a requirement as skills-based hiring surges

Ahead of A-level results day tomorrow (17 August), LinkedIn data shows a 90% increase in the share of UK job postings not requiring a degree between 2022 and 2021.

HR needs to stop feeling the need to be superheroes

HR has changed almost unrecognisably in the 20 years since I started my career.

Deloitte: Top tips for setting up a graduate scheme

Deloitte might have more resources to dedicate to its early careers pipeline than some, but there are still lessons HR and talent teams in smaller businesses can take from the big four firm to apply...

Majority of UK workers lack regular career conversations

Only 15% of employees have regular career growth conversations, according to new research seen exclusively by HR magazine.

UK immigration system reform and fees set to impact employers

Government plans to reform the UK immigration system, including increases to the cost of work visas, have been condemned due to concerns about the impact on the UK’s competition for global talent. 

HR must prepare for the new Consumer Duty obligations

With just weeks to go until the Consumer Duty introduced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) comes into force for new and existing products and services, companies are being strongly advised to...

SMEs call for UK to open borders to fill labour shortages

Over half (52%) of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are in favour of opening the UK’s doors to overseas workers to plug vacancies.

A third of day lost to performative work, study finds

Almost one third (30%) of the UK worker's average day is lost to performative work that doesn’t contribute to company goals but is simply done to appear productive, according to a study from instant...

Insights for driving effective in-house training

With so much at stake in terms of employee retention, customer experience and brand, organisations are turning to in-house training to enable their workforces to be more productive and make them feel...

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L&D professionals innovate without use of AI

Only 5% of those with learning and development (L&D) responsibilities currently use AI tools such as ChatGPT to support learning, yet over half (55%) of L&D leaders said they are breaking new ground...

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CIPD Festival of Work 2023: what you missed on day two

The CIPD 2023 Festival of Work returned to Olympia London on 8 June. Here are some of the highlights and what you may have missed from day two of the event.