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Gender | How Mental Health First Aid England became a top employer for women

This year we had the brilliant news that Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England placed in the top 100 UK Best Workplaces for Women 2022 (medium-sized organisations). Here's how we achieved the status....

GDPR | The weaponisation of data subject access requests

Data subject access requests (DSARs), often the responsibility of HR, are both costly and time consuming but the risk of being inundated is growing.

Worker relations | Why the increased demand for conflict resolution services?

Numerous factors are contributing to significant increases in demand by organisations for conflict resolution services, particularly mediation. Worryingly, organisations are also experiencing an...

Procurement | How to overcome post-pandemic HR sourcing challenges

The pandemic shone a spotlight on the importance of companies’ HR leaders, as organisations were presented with unprecedented challenges. But even as the recovery gathers pace, new challenges are...

Wellbeing | How should you talk to employees about the cost-of-living crisis?

With soaring energy costs and high inflation making headlines in 2022, employees’ finances have never been so tight, and this is having a direct impact on employee wellbeing. T

Employee behaviour | Use psychology to influence employee behaviour

Studies show that when people in the workplace are aware they want to influence others, the strategies they choose by default are not very effective. But HR professionals can learn a few tips from...

Pay | Cryptocurrency and the metaverse: the future of payroll?

The metaverse is set to change how we live and play, but how will it change how we work and how we are paid?

Employment law | Protected beliefs: what’s in and what’s out?

Like buses, cases on UK religious and philosophical beliefs tend to come in groups. You’ll have seen several of these in the news recently, and it’s not easy to decode what is and isn’t now protected....

Leadership | Reflection – the difference between leaders and managers

The APA Dictionary of Psychology defines reflection as the "examination, contemplation, and analysis of one’s thoughts, feelings, and actions". It is a creative process that enables people to get to...

Gender equality | What does the Menopause in the Workplace inquiry mean for businesses?

A recent report by the Fawcett Society found that 44% of women said their menopause symptoms affected their ability to do their job and one in 10 had actually left their job due to their symptoms....

Productivity | Tackling the human cost of the ‘dark matter of work’

Consisting of ‘dark energy’ and ‘dark matter’, 95% of the universe is essentially invisible. The same can be said about much of the work we do today, if we consider daily actions that aren’t captured,...

Workers' rights | IR35 and zero-rights employment continues

The government has confirmed it will not align tax status and employment rights for the foreseeable future – this was one of the key takeaways from its long-awaited response to an employment status...