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Employment law | New rights for parents and carers are on the horizon in 2022

Over the last two years, the pandemic has brought radical change to the workplace. Despite its many drawbacks, there’s no denying that for many employees the move to hybrid working has brought greater...

Resilience | Test, learn and adapt: thriving in this new era requires a brave new mindset

The notion that we are living in an increasingly 'VUCA' world (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) is not a new one and we know that a key characteristic will be adaptability.

CSR | The evolution of capitalism: profit or purpose?

Is profit the fundamental criterion for a business? As capitalism is evolving under our feet, and that evolution is accelerating since COVID-19, we’re seeing a shift of emphasis from the pre-eminence...

Wellbeing | Providing HR support for employees with relationship difficulties

When a relationship ends – whether a couple is going through divorce proceedings or ending a period of co-habitation – this can have a huge impact on a member of staff’s work life.

D&I | Dismantling the organisational impact of white supremacy

It is easy to march for the marginalised. But to stand against a system of supremacy takes grit, authenticity and power. White supremacy serves the leaders at the top of the corporate hierarchy –...

Communication | The noise of our workplaces is made out of silences

Most people engage in conversation for most of their working and social day, potentially consuming and generating significant creative energy, insights and collaborative possibility.

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Gender | Why data holds the key for improving gender equality in the supply chain

Women are an integral part of global supply chains, making up nearly half (43%) of the workforce. However, women continue to face discrimination in the workplace, which can affect everything from pay...

Wellbeing | HR needs to slow down

Earlier this week, I attended a CEO roundtable, where we agreed that the pressures on organisations to deliver faster – whether that be products or services – is growing.

Staffing | Putting a price tag on the Great Resignation

While we’ve been talking about the global resignation crisis anecdotally, we now have figures that reveal the scale of the emergency.

Employment law | How HR can prevent staff from working extra hours

Employees in the UK, pre-pandemic, worked the equivalent of £35 billion in unpaid overtime. These figures have risen during the pandemic. According to global figures by the ADP Research Institute, one...

D&I | How to drive diversity and inclusion with the lighthouse effect

Over the past two years, perceptions on diversity, equity and inclusion have changed dramatically, driven by globally recognised turning-points such as the murder of George Floyd, and the growing...

Trends | HR in 2022: taking stock of 2021

2022 will no doubt reprise many of the challenges of 2021, with tight talent markets and office plans upended again. The third year of the pandemic, however, will be more than a replay.

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