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Ageism | Are compulsory retirement ages discriminatory? 

The issue of age in the workplace, specifically compulsory retirement ages, is a minefield for employers to navigate.

D&I | To achieve LGBT+ inclusion, businesses must continue to learn and evolve

LGBT+ History month (February) provides the chance to learn about the history of the movement, express solidarity with those still without rights around the world, reflect on the progress that’s been...

D&I | Menopause in the workplace: liability risks for employers 

The treatment of women experiencing menopause in the workplace is coming under increased public scrutiny, having been central to several employment tribunal cases and the subject of an inquiry by the...

Culture | Why has it taken a pandemic to care about people?

“It’s all about our people”, organisations say. But why has it taken a pandemic to make wellbeing or working flexibly a priority? The key is culture, honest leadership, new ways of working, and...

Mental health | What’s going wrong with workplace wellbeing?

The ‘tick-box’ approach to managing mental health in the workplace isn’t working.

Leadership | Bridging the gap from manager to people manager

In the last six months, the Great Resignation has made headline after headline. The feeling of loneliness, stress and being burnt out has become commonplace for employees across the globe.

After Covid | Could no isolation result in stronger restrictions by employers?

All Covid measures in England are due to end at the end of February, including the legal requirement on people with coronavirus to self-isolate.

Josh Bersin | What HR can learn from the IBM ageism row

IBM has been accused of trying to force out older employees, with court documents alleging managers refer to them dismissively as ‘dinobabies’ who should be an ‘extinct species’ in favour of younger...

Hybrid work | Is some office time needed to equip the future workforce?

What do you miss out on when you don’t go to school, university, or the office? When schools shut down twice in 2020, it prompted much debate about the long-term impact on children of not having...

Beyond 9-to-5 | The four day week: getting productivity right

The four-day working week has once again fuelled public debate with more than 30 UK companies are to take part in a trial to reduce working hours, without impact productivity. But productivity is...

Culture | What makes the perfect leader?

Despite the countless business books and advice columns, there is no such thing as a perfect leader.

Great resignation | Rising cost of job ads calls for a recruitment rethink

Headlines are all about rising costs at the moment. It’s not just food, fuel and heating. It’s affecting recruitment advertising too.