Why we need a new model for HR, an introduction

Wherever I turn, whoever I speak to in HR roles (be they in talent acquisition right through to organisation development, change and engagement work) I see and hear the same thing: We’ve never been...

Why ‘agility bubbles’ will be the new management trend for 2023

Inviting a team of employees into a protected space, where they are given permission to do things differently than the rest of the organisation, is what we refer to as an ‘agility bubble’.

It’s not where you work that matters now, but how

Where we work may now be less of an issue than it was – but it’s still contentious. So what five areas do we need to urgently address to make this new world of work really deliver?

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Are we returning to pre-pandemic ways of working?

A new report claims the increase of workplace stress is due to shifting back to pre-pandemic ways of working.

HR Most Influential Podcast: Solving the hybrid working conundrum with Gemma Dale

The HR Most Influential Podcast has gone live with the fifth episode of its second series, featuring Gemma Dale as its starring guest.

Long Covid leading to mistreatment, bullying and job loss

Employees with long Covid have been mistreated at work and one in seven (14%) have lost their job for related reasons, a new study has found.

International study on hybrid working seeks HR input

A new three-year investigation into the impact of hybrid working has been launched by employee experience analyst Leesman.

Millions invested to create third spaces for remote workers

A new 'work near home' initiative has been launched to give remote workers community spaces where they can work alongside others.

Are the tax rules on homeworking fit for purpose?

The Covid-19 pandemic ushered in a new era for how many of us work. Full or partial remote working is now the norm for many and given late last year the government announced plans to allow millions of...

Four-day week trial hailed a success for businesses and workers

Nearly all of the companies that took part in a trial of the four-day working week have decided to keep the policy after finding a strong increase in wellbeing at no cost to productivity.

How HR can use data to persuade the c-suite to flex

The world of work has changed beyond recognition over the past few years, with flexibility pushed front and centre of the conversation. While times have changed, the disconnect between leadership and...

Outstanding balance: why HR must learn to be sure-footed on the change curve (part two)

Imposing big changes on workers will naturally be worrying for them, but with the right preparation, employees can be reassured and concerns overcome.