How can HR leaders help manage psychological stress in the workplace?

The physical health and safety of workers has been an ever-increasing priority for UK industries ever since the introduction of the Factories Act of 1833.

Four-day week continued by most trial participants

The largest global trial of the four-day work week has been deemed a success, as 89% of participating companies have continued adopting the practice a year on, research has showed.

Offer menopause support or risk discrimination claims, says new guidance

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has issued new guidance on menopause for employers.

Future leader: Emma Locke, Perfetti Van Melle

Emma Locke, change and communications lead for the confectionery manufacturer Perfetti Van Melle, shares her vision for the future of the profession.

What impact would a right to disconnect have?

Australia has just joined some other countries, including France, Spain, Portugal and Belgium, in adopting a ‘right to disconnect’ from work in various forms.

Health and wellbeing: why prevention is the best strategy for success

Poor health can have an impact on a range of issues faced by employees. But there are steps you can take to make things better.

Greggs, Estee Lauder and EasyJet named and shamed for minimum wage breach

Greggs, Estee Lauder and EasyJet are among 524 business that failed to pay their employees minimum wage between 2015 and 2023.

'Pinkwashing' companies barred from Pride parade

Companies that want to participate in the 2024 Pride parade in London must now sign up to a year-round LGBTQ+ inclusion programme.

Case study: using L&D to solve labour shortages

Leisure centre management company Fusion Lifestyle worked out its talent problem by partnering with Arden University to offer exciting career development opportunities. Millicent Machell reports.

Four ways technology can reduce employee turnover

Humans are nothing if not predictable. No matter how well we think we’re hiding our actions, we are, unfortunately, often telegraphing our intentions.

Employers fail to meet increased demand for financial support, research reveals

Employers are underestimating employees’ need for financial support during the cost of living crisis, new research has found.

Fire and rehire crackdown "lacks bite", unions say

The government’s new statutory Code of Practice on the use of fire and rehire tactics has been criticised for not going far enough to deter employers.