One in 10 LBQ+ women and trans people feel unsafe at work

More than two thirds (68%) of lesbian, bisexual and queer (LBQ+) women and trans people reported feeling safe at work, a report by LGBTQ+ magazine DIVA and consultancy Kantar revealed yesterday....

How to address the escalating challenge of job scams

How people come to find jobs has fundamentally changed. It has become much more digitalised, increasing accessibility and creating more opportunities. But this has come at a cost. It’s made it easier...

Hiring ex-offenders: new guidance published by CIPD Trust

The CIPD Trust has today published guidance for employers to recruit, employ and retain people with convictions or lived experience with the criminal justice system.

Sustainability job ads surge

The number of sustainability-related job postings grew by 116% from 2019 to 2024, data from the job posting platform Indeed has showed.

The science of storytelling in HR: four reasons to harness its power

Harnessing the art of storytelling can be a transformative force that propels the company and its people towards success.

Is Sunak right about "sick-note culture"?

UK prime minister Rishi Sunak announced plans to reform welfare to tackle “sick-note culture” last Friday (19 April), if the Tories win the upcoming general election.

Just Stop Oil protests “impaired” doctor’s ability to practise

Doctor Sarah Benn had an “impaired” ability to practise after she took part in a number of Just Stop Oil protests, a medical tribunal found. 

How to create a thriving neurodiverse workplace

Neurodiverse individuals have unique skills and talents. So how can you best support them to allow those skills and talents to flourish in the workplace?

Will 'people like you' regulation increase uptake of benefits?

New proposals from the Financial Conduct Authority to broaden the regulatory framework around financial guidance are likely to make it easier for organisations to engage employees with wellbeing...

Punishing strikers violates human rights, Supreme Court rules

Punishing employees who have taken part in strike action goes against the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), a Supreme Court judgement ruled this week (16 April).

Progression stunted by lack of women's health support

One in four women feel that their career progression has been halted by a lack of support for women’s health at work, a survey has revealed.

UK work immigration changes: What HR needs to know

UK employers face major measures designed to stem a post-Covid-19-pandemic spike in immigration. Here is a whistlestop summary of major changes that HR teams should know about, and the ways to...