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Work/life balance | How can HR support employees’ right to switch off?

The pandemic blurred the lines between work and personal life like never before. Overnight our homes became our offices and switching off at the end of the working day became increasingly difficult.

Employment law | Hybrid working: five key employment law considerations for employers 

If there is one positive we can take from the pandemic, it is adaptability in the workplace. From working at home, to varying hours in order to juggle home-schooling and/or caring responsibilities,...

Neurodiversity | Attracting, recruiting, and supporting those with ADHD

In the UK, it’s estimated that around one in seven people (more than 15%) are neurodiverse. However, just 10% of HR professionals in the UK reported that consideration of neurodiversity is included in...

Technology | It’s time for HR professionals to ramp up cyber awareness

The last 18 months or so have been challenging for a multitude of sectors. The pandemic has seen remote work shift from being marginalised, through normalised and now popularised. In fact, it is now...

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Skills | Why you should hire veterans and encourage reserve service

When filling vacancies for any business finding suitable candidates a can be a long, costly and frustrating process. It is also one that still leaves a lot to chance in terms of what the candidates...

Working parents | The problems with Shared Parental Leave

Lockdown 2020 and my wife and I were delighted to find out we were expecting our first child. 

D&I | Assistive technologies can level the employment playing field for disabled people

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology published a report into accessible employment for disabled individuals over the summer.

Health | Workforce wellbeing: why it’s time for employers to put their heads together

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched almost every area of our lives and given rise to countless new pressures and concerns. Many have worried about their health and that of their loved ones, their...

Technology | Metaverse: the virtual reality for work revolution starts here

Facebook has announced that it is hiring 10,000 people to build its contribution to the 'metaverse'. Put simply, this is a digital world that mirrors and augments our own, accessed using a virtual...

Culture | A new model for company culture fit

Why did you choose to work in HR? I doubt that it was to adhere to rigid, painful processes, or to sit in lengthy disciplinary hearings. On the contrary, HR professionals I work with tell me that...

Communication | Costly cultural mistakes your employees make during Zoom calls and how to fix them

Pre-pandemic, when you boarded an international flight, there were incessant reminders that you were about to enter a different culture, starting with a safety briefing in multiple languages. Today,...

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Jobs market | Surviving the great resignation wave – key learnings

I'm sure we can all agree that 2020 will always be remembered as the year that crisis struck. However, for many businesses, 2021 has brought with it a whole new challenge.