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Wellbeing | How can HR leaders help manage psychological stress in the workplace?

The physical health and safety of workers has been an ever-increasing priority for UK industries ever since the introduction of the Factories Act of 1833.

Employment law | What impact would a right to disconnect have?

Australia has just joined some other countries, including France, Spain, Portugal and Belgium, in adopting a ‘right to disconnect’ from work in various forms.

Personnel | Four ways technology can reduce employee turnover

Humans are nothing if not predictable. No matter how well we think we’re hiding our actions, we are, unfortunately, often telegraphing our intentions.

Culture | Create a cohesive, diverse growth culture that thrives in a distributed setup

It’s no secret that rapid business growth comes with its own set of HR complications, not least aligning an expanding team towards a common goal.

Training | Strike the right balance between national skills policies and local talent needs

Last year, it was reported that the UK was seriously underperforming in skills development, dropping 26 places to 64th out of 100 countries.

Employment law | Could extending paternity leave help reduce the UK's gender pay gap?

The UK government recently announced it had no plans to increase paternity leave and pay.

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Wellbeing | Could mobile minimalism solve digital burnout?

If burnout – characterised by the World Health Organisation as exhaustion, job negativity or cynicism, and reduced professional efficacy – is acknowledged as an occupational phenomenon, a rapidly...

Monitoring | The legal implications of software surveillance

In the aftermath of Covid-19, with more employees home working than ever before, it is perhaps unsurprising that there has been an increase in the implementation of software surveillance.

Recruitment | False references: How concerned should employers be?

References are an essential part of the pre-employment screening process for all companies. As HR professionals will attest, as well as verifying the experience and credentials of an applicant, they...

Sustainability | Actions employers can take to close the green skills gap

Becky Schnauffer was right in her reflections on COP28: HR professionals will play a pivotal role in cultivating green skills within their organisation. And this is a responsibility shared by...

Diversity and inclusion | The leadership disconnect: acknowledging DE&I and taking action

Although a significant majority of HR directors and CEOs recognise that employee demands for diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are a major concern for their business, according to Barnett...

Compliance | What lessons can HR learn from Amazon's €32 million employee monitoring fine?

Employee monitoring is a dynamic area with tools constantly advancing, enabling employers to measure the output and performance of employees more closely.