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Culture | How to ensure a speak-up culture

Despite the events of the last year and half, which saw seismic societal issues brought to the fore, there was a decline in internal incident reporting – and a continuing trend of fewer reports of...

C-suite | My journey from HR to MD

I didn’t set out to become the MD of a global property company. My career started at Accenture where I was lucky enough to join the graduate scheme.

D&I | How can you ensure resource groups drive inclusion?

Employee resource groups (ERGs) are often seen as key to creating truly inclusive organisations and driving diversity. Over the years, good ERGs have moved from being mainly focused on providing...

Legalease | Petty or not – ignore grievances at your peril

Employers have an obligation to investigate genuine disclosures of information or whistleblowing complaints, and a failure to do so could lead to dissension and unwelcome interference.

Personnel | Managing employee changes as a company scales

Fast-growth scale-ups – and tech companies in particular – can often face challenges to their HR strategy if they’re not properly prepared.

Rethinking 9-to-5 | Flexible working may not be the revolution it seems

At first glance it would seem that the flexible working genie is irreversibly out of the bottle. But is it?

D&I | Are quotas really the answer for DE&I? 

In the last 20 years, I have had the opportunity to experience first-hand the people agenda in organisations ranging from family-owned businesses to global franchises, and FTSE-listed companies with...

Hot seat | It's time for HR to challenge the status quo

Over a 24 months like no other, HR practitioners have become a sought-after resource for panicked business leaders on the hunt for clarity and alignment. And partly as a result of this, HR has evolved...

Employment law | Admirable gig-worker proposals by Brussels lack reality

Those of us who work in the employment status world breathe a collective sigh whenever it is suggested that the solution to the employment status problem is implementing an easy test that everyone can...

Looking ahead | 2022 employment law outlook

HR played a vital role over the last two years to help the workforce navigate the challenges of the pandemic. It looks as though there will be similar challenges to face in 2022, as well as a number...

Outlook | What are the D&I trends in 2022?

2021 was another tumultuous year for diversity, equity and inclusion professionals, yet in the workplace upheaval we’re seeing positive long-term trends taking root that 18 months ago would have been...

Safety | How (not) to handle disclosures by whistleblowers

Although the UK’s whistleblowing regime has been around for nearly 25 years, employers still frequently get into trouble when handling disclosures by employees.