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Beyond 9-to-5 | Four-day work week doesn't have to be a headache

Over three thousand workers, 60 companies and seven months - I don’t think anyone would have predicted that the UK would not just witness, but positively embrace the biggest trial of the four-day...

Resilience | The leadership we need for the age of disruption

Given the complexity and turbulence that have become the new normal, now more than ever we need the right leadership, at the right level, for the right time.

Resilience | Leaders: it's time to embrace your imperfections

This is a challenging time for businesses. The number of business closures in the UK last quarter was 137,210 – 23% more than the same period in 2021 and higher than any quarter since 2017.

LGBT+ | The impact of being outed at work

My path to being out at work hasn't been an easy one. When I was young and relatively new to the workplace I was forcibly outed as bisexual by a colleague at a former employer, leaving me feeling...

Strategy | The key to empowered leadership

Inclusive leadership is ensuring workers can bring their full selves to their work – empowerment entails giving individuals and teams greater autonomy to take decisions and find innovative solutions....

Inclusion | How can we stop diversity and inclusion washing becoming the next big corporate problem?

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) has become a point of brand differentiation, almost of bragging rights. But if you look into it closely, can anyone say that we are closer to an inclusive, fair...

Equality | How to define socio-economic background

There have always been several different questions that employers can ask to determine the socio-economic background of their employees, including parental qualifications, parental occupation, type of...

Gig economy | GMB v Bolt: Is the gig finally up?

This month, trade union GMB has pledged to launch legal action against app-based taxi company Bolt regarding the status of its workers.

Goals | What are OKRs? And how do you use them well?

When it comes to productivity and alignment, HR has turned to key result areas (KRAs), key performance indicators (KPIs), and now objectives and key results (OKRs).

Process | Low productivity? It might be time for a sludge audit

How many times have you, as a job applicant, quit the process because it was long-winded to complete? We engage in a straight-forward transaction only to find we have wandered into what feels like...

Retirement | Could a midlife MOT keep the over 50s in work for longer?

The over 50s have been leaving the workforce in droves since the pandemic.