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.

Hybrid working: what is the true impact?

It’s time to talk about the tough subject of change. Few like it, but it’s inevitable. It surrounds us. It’s everywhere you look. And right now, work is changing fast.  

HSBC downsizes London HQ – but the office isn’t dead yet

HSBC has decided to leave its headquarters in Canary Wharf for a smaller office in central London, sparking a discussion on the future role of in-person working.

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Summer Fridays: does your workplace need them?

Summer working hours, where employees leave early on Fridays for up to five months of the year, have been found to have positive impact on productivity and retention at companies including Kellogg's,...

Agile: how HR is changing shape

As HR sheds ways of working from the past, agile HR is emerging as a new paradigm. But what does it really mean? And what does the profession need to make a change?

Side hustles on the rise as cost of living crisis continues

More than one in three adults in the UK, or 20 million people, now have multiple incomes, according to research by service provider Utility Warehouse.

Bank holidays in May intensified workload for 67% of employees

Four-day weeks taken for the three bank holidays in May increased 67% of employees' workloads despite them benefitting from the extra time off, according to a survey from Liverpool Business School.