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ESG | COP28: What are the takeaways for HR Leaders?

COP (Conference of the Parties) is the main decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and this year was held in Dubai.

Wellness | Physical fitness and mindful movement tips to enhance mental wellbeing at work

In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship and business leadership, the pressure to perform can be overwhelming.

Skills | How can quiet hiring help to tackle skills shortages?

Quiet hiring, also known as silent or stealth recruitment, is a growing trend that’s set to continue into 2024, in which organisations focus on acquiring new skills without increasing employee...

L&D | Breaking the green ceiling: HR leaders’ role in closing the green skills gap

With world leaders having come together to discuss a greener future at COP28, it’s a timely reminder for us to confront a difficult truth: ambitious net zero goals can only be met if people have the...

Recruitment | Second time lucky for David Cameron? Is it wise to bring back ex-employees?

David Cameron is back in the corridors of power as Rishi Sunak announced last month (November) he had the job of foreign secretary.

Comment | Job shares are a win for all parties

Be curious. Identify challenges. Evolve. Evaluate. Rinse and repeat. This is how I practice my craft. Sometimes this leads to refinement, continuous improvement, optimisation.

Cost-cutting | When ‘no more biscuits’ signals the organisation’s end 

The executive email simply read "no more biscuits". It went on to explain in further detail that biscuits would no longer be supplied to staff as part of their morning coffee and afternoon tea...

Cancer | How to support employees in cancer remission

A cancer diagnosis can be one of the single most traumatic life events faced by a person. Yet what is less widely acknowledged is the far-reaching, ongoing physical and emotional impacts of cancer.

Mediation | HR needs to build bridges, not walls

Last month's Court of Appeal ruling, which confirmed a judge can order parties embroiled in a dispute to enter mediation, is a significant step forward for our civil justice system.  

Looking ahead | Turn the big three HR challenges of 2024 into opportunities

Next year could well mark a watershed moment for HR; 12 months in which trends that have been bubbling under the surface emerge to transform the sector and have a major influence on how we work.

Training | Are misconceptions towards apprenticeships holding businesses back?

Many businesses are grappling with talent shortages, and the skills gap this leaves is only set to grow.

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.