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Post-Brexit | Business visas - an illegal working risk for 2022?

As we move into a new year with less restrictions on travel and the loss of free movement post Brexit, UK employers should be vigilant of the risk that business visitors pose from an illegal working...

HREX | 2021 was the year of magic for HR

Do you believe in magic? I’m sorry in advance to anyone I bump into during the next few months as I will bore you to tears with just how fantastic and amazing the HR Excellence Awards 2021 were.

Talent | How to build a culture that supports internal talent development and mobility

It’s safe to say that everyone has experienced some sort of change in their day-to-day job during the last 18 months. Through all of this change, one thing has become starkly apparent – it’s vital to...

Wellbeing | Are HR leaders blind to the burnout in their own back yard?

While COVID-19 means that HR has finally taken its rightful place as a key function of any business, which is fantastic recognition for the profession, it is also demanding a huge amount from those on...

Diversity | The BBC has dropped the acronym BAME – should you?

If you are so used to saying the same words over and over again, the frequency of their use becomes truisms.

M&A | Preparing for the impact of acquisition

Successful fast-growing startups are often targeted for acquisition by larger, more established companies. In fact, the number of businesses being acquired by or merged into bigger entities is...

Training | Why cohort-based learning is replacing stale workforce trainings

Everyone’s talking about cohort-based learning. Andreessen Horowitz announced its investment in new cohort-based platform Maven, citing how the model leads to completion rates 10 times better than...

Employment law | CEO fires 900 staff over Zoom: why failure to get redundancy right will have far-reaching implications

Letting somebody go is as much a part of the employee cycle as finding that person in the first place. It is for all intents and purposes inevitable, with jobs for life being a thing of the past.

Leadership | Hybrid team leadership – a chance to up our game

Since COVID, we have learned that leaders typically need significant support to be able to adapt to leading hybrid teams, compared with in-person, which they are normally more used to.

D&I | Disability inclusion must run through the whole employee lifecycle 

The latest UK Disability Survey (June 2021) found that only a half of persons with a disability felt that their employer was flexible and made reasonable adjustments, and only a quarter felt that they...

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Technology | Data-driven management in the hybrid workplace

Hybrid working is becoming the norm for many people through an increasing reliance on technologies like Microsoft Teams. As of the end of July 2021, Microsoft reported over 250 million daily users of...

Wellbeing | Should HR have supervision?  

As a profession, those of us in HR roles offer support, advice and compassion to anyone who needs it in the organisation, but when it comes to ourselves we can often struggle to find the same level of...