Dividends soar as wages stagnate

Global dividend payouts to shareholders have risen 14 times faster than worker pay since 2020, according to analysis from Oxfam.

Less than 2% of job ads offer four-day weeks

Just 1.61% of advertised jobs offer four-day working weeks in the UK, according to analysts at recruitment advisory firm StandoutCV. Is the four-day week overrated?

Can autonomy fix the motivation crisis? 

Disengagement in the UK workplace has staggeringly increased. Studies show that around 90% of employees feel unmotivated at work.

Elon Musk banned from tweeting about Tesla without approval

Elon Musk must continue to get approval before posting tweets that relate to his electric vehicle company Tesla, the US Supreme Court has ruled.

Discrimination not reported by majority of employees

Three in 10 UK workers say they have been discriminated against at work, but 64% of them did not report it, according to the results of a survey commissioned by recruitment business Michael Page.

Don't be seduced by the heroic leader fallacy

Heroic leadership still holds us in its – mostly hairy and ever-so-masculine – vice-like grip, and attempts to encourage more reflective and reflexive practices frequently run up against the need to...

Campaigners slam Ocado boss's £15m bonus scheme

Ocado shareholders have approved a scheme that would enable CEO Tim Steiner to be awarded a bonus of up to £14.8 million, despite the online retailer having failed to commit to paying its employees...

How HR can manage leadership change

In the wake of Humza Yousaf's resignation from the role of first minister of Scotland, we asked HR leaders for their tips on how to manage leadership change.

“Sick-note culture” is a misdiagnosis of the UK’s ill-health workforce crisis

Earlier this month, Rishi Sunak claimed that the UK is in the grips of a “sick-note culture,” resulting in a significant rise in people being unnecessarily signed off work.

Employees "don't seem interested" in benefits on offer

Almost half (48%) of HR directors have reported that employee benefits have had poor uptake because employees “don’t seem interested” in what is on offer.

Over-55s left behind in skills training

Employees over the age of 55 have been left behind by skills training for digital and management skills, a report by training provider Corndel has revealed today.

"EAPs are essential. Abandoning them puts workers' wellbeing at risk"

The inability of employee assistance programmes (EAPs) to meet massive increases in demand for mental health support – counselling in particular – without going fully digital or EAP-by-app, is a real...