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HR strategy | Designing flexible working strategies that meet multi-stakeholder goals

Flexible working is on the rise, as employees seek greater autonomy over when and where they work.

HR strategy | Most businesses are suffering from Long Covid

Organisations are trying to put Covid-19 in the rear-view mirror, but the aftereffects of such a turbulent business period – lack of clarity, fatigue over change, anxiety about redundancy – are still...

DEI | Asos is right to drop DEI targets – but for all the wrong reasons

Asos has announced that bosses will no longer need to meet diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) targets in order to receive annual bonuses. Instead, bonuses will hinge on the fashion giant meeting...

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Recruitment | Does salary sacrifice hold the key to overcoming skills shortages?

It’s no secret that skills shortages continue to pose challenges for businesses.

Recruitment | Why we must ban online application forms

There are obvious societal evils: theft, racism, cruelty to animals, etc. These are plainly wicked and quite rightly against the law.

Pay and reward | Birmingham City Council’s discriminatory pay practices are indicative of widespread problems

The fundamentally simple idea of paying women and men equally for doing equal work should be hard-wired into every employer; not just private companies, but also public bodies.

Wellbeing | Navigating the mental health maze: the corporate world's new challenge

Although you won’t see government ministers doing daily TV briefings about it, we are currently in a ‘second pandemic’. This time, though, its effect is mostly mental, rather than physical.

D&I | Breaking the silence: a spotlight on employees with hearing difficulties

Have you ‘heard’ that deafness and hearing loss are more prevalent than we think? Perhaps not, because it is rarely discussed in the media or the workplace.

Why clever leaders must master the art of self-discovery

In the ever-evolving business landscape, the skills, mindset and behaviours that have led to past success - particularly for highly skilled individuals - are no longer sufficient for effective...

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Social mobility | We must all help eradicate the class pay gap

If I was a man working full-time in the UK, I could stop working today and still earn the same as the average full-time woman for the year. But I’m a woman, and today is Equal Pay Day.