UK businesses set to downsize or close offices completely

More than a quarter (26%) of UK businesses are set to either close, downsize or consolidate their offices in the coming months.

‘Failed’ apprenticeship levy lost employers £2 billion

Employers have lost £2 billion over the last two years due to the failing apprenticeship levy, according to the CIPD.

Why now is the time to support working dads

A year of homeworking and school closures has transformed fatherhood. Perceived barriers to remote and flexible working have been obliterated.

Mental health lessons from the pandemic must become part of workplace culture

It feels as though a dark cloud is lifting as the UK’s lockdown rules ease and we head towards summer.

How technology can be used to protect and enhance mental wellbeing

There is an ongoing debate about technology and its relationship with mental health, especially at work.

Q&A with Ama Afrifa-Tchie, Mental Health First Aid's head of people, wellbeing and equity

Head of people, wellbeing and equity at Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Ama Afrifa-Tchie talks to HR magazine editor Jo Gallacher about how HR can protect mental wellbeing as the country opens...

Sleep deprivation overlooked in mental health awareness

UK employees who overwork are damaging their sleep patterns and risking long-term poor mental health.

Gen-Z to base careers on COVID-19 business decisions

Over three quarters (77%) of Gen-Z employees will consider how a business acted during the coronavirus pandemic when choosing a place to work.

HR magazine launches diversity and inclusion clinic

HR magazine has launched a new Q&A column to answer HR’s burning diversity and inclusion questions.

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A self-fulfilling prophecy may be the difference between success and failure

Leaders and employees' self-fulfilling prophecies could be a determining factor in how a business coped during lockdown and how they will go forward during potential continued uncertainty and...

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HR spends a third of time on mental health support for employees

HR managers now spend an average of almost a third (31%) of their time each month on mental health support for employees than before the pandemic.

Pay gap reporting outstrips strategy in D&I efforts

The majority (88%) of businesses plan to report their ethnicity pay gap next year despite most (75%) not having a formal framework and analytics in place to tackle D&I.