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Transformation | 2020’s best transformation strategy: Lloyds Banking Group and TalkTalk

The judges scores were too close to call for the winners of best transformation strategy, so it is one of the few categories that celebrates a joint winner this year.

Technology | 2020’s best HR technology strategy: Circle K Europe and Turkcell Global Bilgi

The judges scores were too close to call for the winners of best HR technology strategy this year, so it is one of the few categories that celebrates a joint winner this year.

Pay & reward | Workers can warm to a pay freeze if handled sensitively

Staff understand that things aren’t easy right now and many will have already written off a mid-pandemic pay rise, but if you can show you’re grateful for their hard graft, they will appreciate it,...

CSR | 2020’s best CSR strategy: Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Formed in 2018, the Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) group brought together CSR expertise and long-standing commitments from both Unibail-Rodamco and Westfield shopping centre operators. Since then,...

Nepotism | Are we cherry-picking from the family tree when it comes to recruitment?

There’s a big disconnect between graduates and hirers on the prevalence of nepotism in recruitment, and HR must do more to strip out bias and promote clarity, says Peter Crush

2020's best reward and recognition strategy: EDF

?With 5.5 million customers, EDF is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand.

HR Lunchtime Debate | Risky business: now is the time to make risk management part of company culture

The pandemic, and the far-reaching repercussions it has had on the world of work, should prompt businesses to update risk management policies and procedures as they look to a future beyond COVID,...

2020's best people-focused workplace design: Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Starting in 2018, the facilities team at the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) ran a consultation programme with employees to understand what they needed to work at their best.

Training | Apprenticeships are key to saving generation COVID

There’s no question about it – when it comes to the job market, it’s young workers who are bearing the brunt of the economic decline. For those who have recently entered the workforce, or are poised...

Profile interview | Sticking to the fundamentals: Helen Giles, HR lead at homelessness charity St Mungo's

Helen Giles’ home in Leytonstone, East London is a treasure trove of collectors’ items. Via Zoom she shows a cabinet of vintage kitchenalia; Black Cat and Players cigarette machines on the wall; a...

2020 best health and wellbeing strategy: NatWest Group

In February 2020, the Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS), a subsidiary of NatWest Group, set out a new commitment to become a purpose-led organisation.

L&D | Best learning and development strategy 2020: Swiss Re & Jardine Motors

There were two winners of this award this year, such was the strength of the entrants.