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D&I | How do we normalise standing up against racism and bias at work?

The allegations of racism made by Azeem Rafiq against current and former members of Yorkshire County Cricket Club are deeply troubling. Likewise, so are the anti-Semitic tweets posted by Rafiq 10...

Compliance | Non-disclosure agreements could be allowing discrimination to thrive

Gagging orders were in the news again this week with Channel 4 being asked by MP and former culture secretary Maria Miller to explain its alleged use of non-disclosure agreements against female...

D&I | What’s in a name: supporting workplace inclusivity through #MyNameIs

Nyongo’o. Chopin. Kaluuya. Each have their significant impact in the world of art and culture. However, they are names. Names which even with every letter, punctuation, and pronunciation, roll off the...

Jobs market | The UK's apprenticeship system must serve our diverse labour market

There is no question that apprenticeships are a great thing. They help huge numbers of people every year, offering hands-on skills training opportunities while also providing employment. It is right...

C-suite | Why Boris is dangerously similar to Trump and what CEOs can learn from this

They both possess striking blond mops of hair, have easy smiles, buckets of self-confidence, oodles of charisma and a flair for inspirational public speaking. These are all qualities that every CEO...

Internal comms | Cutting through complexity  

If there’s one lesson we can take from the pandemic, it’s the importance of authentic, clear communication. We live in a world where government guidance on what we can and can’t do is ever-changing...

Jobs market | Bouncing back – Boris' jobs boom miracle

The accusation that, while the UK was under COVID restrictions, Downing Street hosted multiple drinks parties and a birthday party for the PM is toxic for Boris Johnson.

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Upskilling | Winter Olympics 2022: what HR can learn from practice makes perfect

Upskilling and reskilling continues to take the top spot on organisations' list of goals and needs for 2022 and the opening of the Winter Olympics today is a good opportunity to reflect on the role...

Health | Cancer: screening by risk 

Many cancers are preventable, and many are treatable. This is hugely positive but there are, however, a couple of caveats.  

Organisational design | Managing remote work when employees become hermits or nomads  

On New Year’s Day 2022, Rachel, a former New Yorker, moved all her possessions to a storage unit and started a year-long nomadic trek around the southern United States.  

Flexible working | Why compressed work weeks benefit both employees and businesses

Employees at 30 companies across the UK will trial a four-day working week, with no impact on salaries, in a six-month pilot launched last month. Researchers from Cambridge University, Oxford...

D&I | Why identity politics and safe spaces are being dangerously misused

In September 2020, the smartly named #BAMEOver Live debate took place which set out to answer the question, ‘What do we want to be called?’ Afterwards the organisers surveyed more than 1,000 more...