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Social Mobility Index 2021 | Social mobility rises up the business agenda

The Social Mobility Foundation’s Employer Index 2021 has seen a surge in participation, with over 200 companies competing for recognition, compared to 119 in 2020 and 125 in 2019.

Health & Safety | Amazon dismisses union’s health and safety claims

Ambulance call-outs to Amazon warehouses have surged by 46% in the run-up to Black Friday, as holiday shopping increases the pressure on staff.

Digital strategy | Businesses look to tech for post-COVID transformation

Companies are investing in digital technology and automation in order to adapt to significant workplace changes brought on by the pandemic.

Contracts | Work the most secure it has been in a decade, CIPD finds

Work has become more secure over the past decade despite the impact of the pandemic.

Webinar | Watch on demand: How to build a successful employee experience programme

Panellists on November's HR Lunchtime Debate discussed how to build an employee experience programme that genuinely benefits staff.

COVID-19 | Young people struggle to find quality jobs post-pandemic

While employment is booming, new research suggests that the pandemic has seriously impacted the quality of jobs available to young people.

Job market | Hardest hit sectors have not benefitted from COVID job hopping

Though job-to-job moves hit a record high in 2021, industries that struggled in the pandemic, like hospitality and leisure, have not benefitted from the reallocation of labour.

Staff benefits | Unlimited holiday is 'click-bait HR policy'

Stockbroker firm, FinnCapp, HR consultancy CharlieHR and media agency The7stars. Three very different companies with one thing in common: they’ve all implemented unlimited holiday for employees and...

Employee experience | Josh Bersin: Don’t forget about deskless workers

HR analyst Josh Bersin has warned HR directors not to ignore the experience of deskless workers when improving the workplace.

Jobs market | Canning of HS2 leg threatens jobs

The government's announcement not to build a high-speed link between Leeds and Manchester could see thousands of planned jobs in the region come under threat, according to local experts.

HREX21 | Last chance to book tickets for HR Excellence 2021

There is just over a week to go until the Hilton on Park Lane, London welcomes the HR glitterati to the 2021 HR Excellence Awards.

D&I | Older workers hide age to beat bias

New research reveals the lengths older workers are going to in order to find work, with nearly half admitting they have had to lie about their age. But even if they are hired, they still don’t get the...