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How HR can make the most of EAPs

New analysis of the biggest ever data set on Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) usage, impact and financial returns in the UK shows an average return of £7.27 for every £1 spent.

There’s never been a better time for HR to team up with building management teams

With a second lockdown in the UK and the return of work from home where you can advice, it’s clear that we’re now seeing long-term change when it comes to remote and flexible working.

Extension of employee furlough scheme – what does it mean for businesses and what’s next?

The extension of the furlough scheme until the end of March 2021 provides businesses with a welcome degree of longer-term certainty regarding government support for employees; but how effectively will...

Thinking positively around diversity

Many businesses are critically re-examining diversity and equality within their organisations, recognising it as both a moral and a commercial imperative. Diverse workforces have been shown to be more...

Weathering the storm: what HR should know in light of lockdown 2.0

Following a spike in COVID-19 cases, the government’s second national lockdown is forcing pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops to close once more.

What makes a great leader?

?As the US Election draws to a close and votes continue to be counted in what has been a tumultuous campaign, HR magazine looks through the archive of what makes a great leader both in the UK and...

Parental support must extend past parental leave

For working parents, coronavirus has meant taking on the role of teacher while schools were shut, while also having to adapt to remote working themselves. They were essentially left with two full-time...

How to find great trainers and screen out the charlatans

In World War II, the U.S. Air Force took their very best pilots from the front lines and sent them home to train new pilots. Over time this strategy dramatically improved the quality and effectiveness...

International business is acting against domestic abuse

The spike in calls to helplines and reports of domestic abuse during lockdown is sadly not limited to the UK. The global stats make for just as sober reading as UK ones. Abuse does not discriminate...

Bringing young people back to work

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has had a negative impact on the jobs market, but it is young people aged 16-24 that have suffered the most.

How remote teams are reinventing the art of 'lucky' creative conversations

Before COVID-19 transformed the way we work, commuting was consistently reported as one of the most unpleasant of life’s regular habits. Other studies showed people are happier and more productive if...

How to support employee mental health as they return back to work

As the furlough scheme draws to a close and businesses look to start bringing employees back into the workplace, organisations need to think carefully about how they will prepare for the possibility...