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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.

Global mobility | Showing hesitant employees the benefit of relocation

Being paid to relocate your professional and personal life to another part of the world may seem like a dream come true for many, and employers today certainly recognise this.

Wellbeing | How to address silent burnout among frontline workers 

The new year sees many people take on new habits or ways of life. They want to get fit, or take a round-the-world trip, or maybe they want to go for a promotion at work or get a new job. In some...

Cost of living | 'Loud budgeting' is trending – here's what HR can learn

There’s a reason trends go viral. It’s because they tap into the zeitgeist and vocalise something lots of us are thinking. This is certainly the case with 'loud budgeting'. 

DE&I | Time for action: breaking down barriers to gender equality in business

In the wake of the recently released Fortune 500 Europe list, the glaring statistic that women CEOs constitute only 7% of the total is cause for concern. When we delve deeper and look at factors such...

Leadership | Adaptability and empathy as strategy – crafting future leaders 

The boardroom of the future is one where leaders' decisions aren't just driven by numbers, but are made with a deep understanding of human emotions, human adaptability and leveraging how we respond to...