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Hot topic: How HR can prepare for a Brexit job shock, part one

Since March, the spread of COVID-19 and resulting national lockdowns have led to significant job losses around the country. However, a no-deal Brexit could lead to even more.

How to use setbacks as a springboard to success by developing resilience

Resilience is the ability to recover from a series of difficulties, setbacks, or defeats and to quickly return to a high level of performance. It is not a single entity. Rather resilience is a...

Advertising roles as flexible might not win over as many women as it did pre-COVID

A study for Zurich insurance suggested women are 20% more likely to apply for senior roles if the job offers flexible hours. The research - which was carried out by the Behavioural Insights Team, a...

How HR can tackle equal pay despite coronavirus set backs

Today marks the day when women in the UK effectively work for free for the rest of the year, as a result of the disparity in pay between men and women.

Upskilling and keeping staff engaged through COVID limbo

Attempting to plan for the future has been challenging throughout the pandemic, but the extension to the furlough scheme may allow HR professionals to take a breath and look ahead.

Mental wellbeing for men this COVID winter

Across the country, public sector employees have worked relentlessly to keep council services running during this torrid year of COVID-related disruption.

HR analytics and ethical trade-offs – the unconsidered narrative

In the last 15 years the use of data and analytics in HR has grown rapidly. CIPD research found in 2018, 75% of companies globally reported using HR analytics.

Diversity and inclusion remains CEO’s top priority in pandemic – yet employees feel unsupported

Nine out of 10 CEOs have said that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) remains a moderate, very important, or top priority during coronavirus, yet the climate is proving challenging to progress.

COVID-19 can break the HR director’s glass ceiling

We are living in unprecedented times but where there is chaos and uncertainty there is also opportunity. Alongside transforming working constructs, HR leaders must grasp the chance to change how they...

Will lockdown prove to be a creative desert or oasis?

The Bank of England’s chief economist Andy Haldane gave a speech last month to the Engaging Business Summit, where he claimed that the pandemic had “reshaped our working lives, our economic...

Don’t let the office ‘die’ – for the sake of young professionals

I’ve heard the phrase ‘the death of the office’ touted recently. Many companies – including Facebook – have already stated it will permanently embrace virtual working post-pandemic. It unlikely that...

What HR should know about the limits of “spying” on employees

The headlines that the BBC’s director-general Tim Davie has introduced sweeping new guidance on staff’s use of social media and rules on presenters moonlighting for private companies, raise...