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Salary | Stop asking about current salary in job interviews

"How much are you currently earning?" is a question hated by many job applicants – and rightly so. When I’m asked this question it makes me feel like I’m stepping into a trap, showing my cards, and...

Remote working | Homeworking – are we still loving it?

In May and June 2020, Liverpool Business School ran a survey to ask people about their early experiences of transitioning from office work to homeworking.

Remote work | How to fix the pitfalls of remote learning

In the current climate, considering how to improve learning and development (L&D) initiatives for the year ahead is no simple task.

Intersectionality | How businesses can embrace intersectionality

To foster a truly inclusive culture in the workplace where employees can be themselves and better achieve their full potential, businesses must understand and celebrate the many different and...

Humane leadership | Arcadia’s decline highlights the urgent need for humane leadership

If you have been following the fortunes of Arcadia Group, you probably won’t be shocked by the retail group’s rapid demise, including the recent acquisition of its signature brands by ASOS.

Workplace tech | Are wearable technologies simplifying employee wellbeing?

There’s no denying that technology has a vital part to play in ensuring the success of wellbeing strategies, especially in a world where face-to-face interaction is temporarily not an option.

Training | How can businesses make the most of apprenticeships?

Young people and businesses can mutually benefit from apprenticeships – but how can businesses attract and recruit this valuable talent pool?

Gender | The Handford Parish Council viral zoom meeting showcased everyday sexism at work

A video of a chaotic parish council meeting went viral last week. After ten months of living and working through a pandemic, many of us could relate to the new challenges we face navigating an online...

Employment law | Legal-ease: What HR should have on the radar for 2021

2021 looks set to be another unpredictable year. HR played a vital role in helping employers through the uncertainty and challenges brought on by the pandemic in 2020 and, although many of those...

Gender at TSB | Why creating a diverse workforce may mean ripping up the rule book

The business case for diversity is well established. Over the last year, the increased focus on race and ethnicity has led many companies to realise that their current policies and approach to...

LGBT History Month | Twenty years on: the continuing fight for LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace

Twenty years ago Stonewall started talking to employers about what was then a taboo topic: workplace inclusion.

Conflict | What’s hiding behind the mask?

As we start another year in a pandemic, workplace relationships are under strain and HR teams are dealing with the inevitable conflict issues that arise. For many of those still working physically...