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Gig economy | Uber’s Supreme Court loss demonstrates the difficulties in defining employment

The Supreme Court handed down its long-anticipated judgment in the case of Uber BV and others v Aslam and others on 19 February.

Habits | What should HR keep after the COVID crisis?

Evolution is a messy process. Through random changes in DNA, new advantages emerge which are retained in a growing majority of the species.

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Target setting | Time to get gritty with diversity and inclusion

I don’t know an organisation that doesn’t have targets. Whether it’s a charity setting a fundraising target; the NHS determining acceptable wait times for operations; start-ups aiming for market...

Global mobility | Considerations when sending foreign employees to France  

Various aspects need to be considered when planning the employment for individuals working across borders, whether remotely, on a temporary assignment or under a more permanent foreign arrangement.

Religion | Why corporates need to go further with understanding the faith agenda

A plurality of thought is one of the many wonderful benefits of the UK’s democratic system, but in recent times, a feeling that goes beyond plurality has emerged: it is a feeling of division, on a...

Thought leadership | Embracing unsolicited advice could help your workforce

If you ask your colleagues if they have ever received unsolicited advice, they will surely have an anecdote or two to tell. When people receive unsolicited advice, it tends to raise further questions:...

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...

Discrimination | How leaders can identify racial trauma

The evidence that racism exists in workplaces is incontestable. Discussion of issues such as the race pay gap and the lack of BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) representation at senior levels is...

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.