HR magazine

News

Skills | Over 45s need more HR support to navigate reskilling

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a wave of career switching among workers over 45 year-olds in the UK, according to new research by Microsoft.

Unilever’s living wage pledge could lift millions out of poverty

Last week, consumer goods company Unilever said that it will refuse to do business with any firm that does not pay at least a living wage or income to its employees by 2030.

Fire and rehire tactics surge during COVID-19

Fire and rehire tactics are becoming more widespread during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has warned.

Skills for Jobs could lead to more equal opportunities

The government has announced new upskilling reforms that may help HR pursue equal job opportunities for its employees.

Pay rises and bonuses will be sparse for white-collar workers

Just five per cent of white-collar professionals have been told they will receive their January bonus, despite working all of 2020, putting pressure on HR teams to provide alternative bonus...

Jobseekers face onslaught of rejections during the coronavirus pandemic

The average jobseeker unsuccessfully applied for 16 different roles over the past 12 months, according to a new BT survey.

Coronavirus will intensify burnout unless employers intervene

A third winter lockdown and continued uncertainties due to the pandemic has placed employees more at risk of burnout than ever before.

BME employment has plummeted during pandemic

Black and minority ethnic (BME) workers have been hit much harder by job losses during the pandemic than white workers, according to new TUC analysis.

Companies risking lives by bending lockdown rules

No company that has breached COVID-19 safety laws has been reprimanded for doing so, according to an Observer study.

Employers failing to tackle age bias in recruitment

Employers are failing to identify and tackle age bias in recruitment processes despite not viewing ageism as a problem in their organisation.

Working parents lying over home-schooling

A lack of flexible working options has forced many employees to lie to their bosses during lockdown.

COVID-19 has caused a shift in leadership skills

Harder skills deemed important to leaders before the pandemic are no longer significant, according to a new report from The Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS).