Pizzas, HiPPOs and social loafing: fostering innovation and empowering teams

In the realm of team dynamics, the concept of the ‘two-pizza team’ has gained significant attention since it was coined by Jeff Bezos in the early days of Amazon.

HR can help create ethical and equitable gig work

It’s very easy to pick holes in the gig economy. Many gig workers experience unstable work, long hours, below-average pay and have little to no legal protection.

Making the right call on hybrid work

When hybrid working is done wrong, there are consequences: business suffers, and people leave.

Future leader: Lewis Armstrong, people and culture advisor, ISS Facility Services UK

Lewis Armstrong, people and culture advisor at ISS Facility Services UK, shares his vision for the future of the profession.

How to ensure diverse strengths with lockdown-affected graduates

Attracting and retaining the right mix of university and college graduates is fundamental to driving a diverse pipeline of talent for any organisation. But this year, it’s more complicated.

Working hours still falling after four-day week pilot

Working hours have fallen from 34 hours to 33 six months since the end of the four-day week trial, according to a report by 4 Day Week Global.

Divorce policies: does your workplace need them?

In January, businesses including Tesco, PwC and Unilever partnered with the Positive Parenting Alliance (PPA) to promote support for colleagues going through divorce. But six months on, is it time for...

Flexible working bill receives royal assent: what HR needs to know

The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill received royal assent yesterday (20 July) granting employees across England, Scotland and Wales new powers when requesting flexible work arrangements.

Why we need a new model for HR: part 4, people analytics and science

Evolving the HR operating model is a strong calling for the people profession and not, as some might have you believe, more HR for HR’s sake.

Could term-time working be a positive solution for both employers and parents?

It is that time of year again when children are eagerly awaiting the long summer break from school and many working parents are faced with the nightmare of both trying to find suitable holiday...

Nine-day fortnight proves more popular than four-day week

More employers have implemented, or are considering implementing, a nine-day fortnight (28%), compared to a four-day week (22%), according to two new studies from recruitment company Hays.

Half of workers would ask for flexible work on day one

Half (49%) of UK workers would consider asking for flexible working on day one of a new job, according to research from flexible working social enterprise, Timewise.