Should HR leaders be concerned about an epidemic of loneliness?

In March 2020 most of the world’s city centres and offices emptied amidst mandatory lockdowns. But when restrictions eased, and offices reopened many employees did not rush back to their desks.

Mandate mayhem: the battle over the return to the office

Pressure to return to the office full-time is mounting in some workplaces, causing a wave of employees in the US to sue for ‘geographical discrimination'.

How flexible working transformed a care provider's retention strategy

While care homes struggle with an ongoing labour shortage, HR magazine reporter Millicent Machell found out how one care provider used flexible working to turn the tables on recruitment and retention.

Day two highlights from Unleash World 2023

Unleash World conference is back in Paris for 2023, featuring plenty of discussions around AI, skills and training and talent management.

Remote working employment tribunals hit record high

As major firms including Google, Amazon and Disney encourage employees back to the office, employment tribunals relating to remote working have hit record highs.

How HR should prepare for the introduction of predictable hours legislation

So far this year we have seen a wave of new laws bringing in new rights for workers. The latest to be added is The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023, which has been given Royal...

Promoting a sense of belonging within a hybrid culture

Over 75% of hybrid team managers say their main challenge is making strong connections with team members, so how should we encourage relationships beyond 'surface level' to create a sense of...

Work/life balance is not achievable, instead aim for work/life fluidity

The term 'flexibility' often carries negative connotations, especially in traditional work arrangements. When people hear the term, they may associate it with part-time work or view it as a lack of...

If we aren’t tracking flexible working… what’s the point?

In the last few years, flexible working has gone from something of a company secret to a modern-day buzzword. 

Outsourced HR could see a spike in investment in 2023

There has been a 41% increase in outsourcing services since pre-pandemic in 2019, and business process outsourcing, which includes outsourced HR, is one of the areas expected to see a substantial rise...

Empowering the forgotten workforce with flexibility

Since the pandemic, office workers have seen a shift in their working life. Many now have the flexibility to work from home and more freedom in choosing their hours to accommodate personal...

Homeowners turning to side hustles for mortgage repayments

Nearly a third (30%) of UK homeowners are picking up extra work to boost their savings ahead of their mortgage repayments increasing, according to new research.