NHS strikes should make employers think twice about health

The largest strike in the history of the NHS is a warning bell for employers and HR leaders that they need to be contingency planning and putting strategies in place to ensure their workforces are...

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Cabinet office launches forum for UK resilience strategy

Leaders from public, private and voluntary sectors met on Thursday (2 February) to discuss how to strengthen the UK’s resilience in the face of unpredictable events.

Harnessing the rich potential of neurodiverse talent   

At least one in seven (almost 15%) people is neurodiverse. This itself encompasses a variety of conditions from being autistic or dyslexic, through to having Tourette’s syndrome or ADHD.

Do you need a work/life balance in your 20s?

Chris Hladczuk, tech influencer and founder of a fintech startup Meow, has suggested a positive work/life balance leads to a mediocre career.

Employers to step in as menopause rejected as a protected characteristic

The UK government's rejection of calls to add menopause protections to the Equality Act shouldn’t stop businesses from creating their own policies, say women’s rights advocates and HR experts.

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Why your company needs a gender expression policy

Do you have a gender expression policy? Few companies do, but it’s one of the most powerful things you can do to demonstrate support for employees who plan to formally transition gender, or for those...

Cake in the office likened to passive smoking by food watchdog chief

People should stop bringing cake into the office because of the risks it poses to colleagues’ health, the head of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said.

How does HR fulfil a duty of care to protect employees?

Duty of care has recently hit the national news headlines. A former contestant on the reality talent show The X Factor is aiming to sue the programme’s producer Simon Cowell and his production company...

Job design needs a health-check: Part 2

If there is an EAP, wellbeing courses and gym discounts in place but employees are still feeling low – it might be time to look at job design instead, finds Alison Carter and Sally Wilson

Job design needs a health-check: Part 1

If there is an EAP, wellbeing courses and gym discounts in place but employees are still feeling low – it might be time to look at job design instead, finds Alison Carter and Sally Wilson

UK employees afraid to admit mental health problems at work

A huge proportion of UK employees are suffering from depression or anxiety, yet few would admit it to their employer even when taking time off to deal with it, according to research.

HR magazine most read 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, we've gathered the biggest news stories for our readers from across the year.