Create a cohesive, diverse growth culture that thrives in a distributed setup

It’s no secret that rapid business growth comes with its own set of HR complications, not least aligning an expanding team towards a common goal.

"Diversity in boardrooms is not an option; it’s a strategic necessity"

We know that diverse boards make good business sense, but there was a 12% decline in ethnically diverse candidates for non-executive board appointments across the UK’s 150 biggest listed companies in...

Avanti West Coast under fire for menopause gift bags

Avanti West Coast has faced criticism after its employee support group offered staff a gift bag that rail union representatives described as demeaning and insulting.

Half of neurodivergent employees don’t feel supported at work

More than half of neurodivergent employees don’t feel that their organisation (52%) or team (54%) is open or supportive enough to discuss neurodiversity, research by the CIPD revealed.

Strike the right balance between national skills policies and local talent needs

Last year, it was reported that the UK was seriously underperforming in skills development, dropping 26 places to 64th out of 100 countries.

Hot seat: Your work-from-home policy must address the drawbacks

Flexible, remote and hybrid working has been high on the agenda for most companies. Closing central city offices enables a cost saving as well as allowing for a much more agile workforce, which...

51% fewer employees disclosed £30,000+ redundancy payouts

The disclosure of enhanced redundancy payouts has plummeted by 51%, the legal firm Nockolds has revealed.

LGBTQ+ employees have lower wellbeing at work, report reveals

LGBTQ+ people have a significantly lower wellbeing at work than heterosexual employees, a report by WorkL revealed.

Could extending paternity leave help reduce the UK's gender pay gap?

The UK government recently announced it had no plans to increase paternity leave and pay.

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Whistleblowing reports rose by a quarter last year

Calls to the advice line for whistleblowing charity Protect increased by 23% in 2023.

Are auto-enrolment saving schemes a good idea?

The government should introduce auto-enrolment (AE) saving schemes to help more people save, the Resolution Foundation has urged.

Working time breach reports surge by 165%

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) received 45 reports relating to alleged breaches of the Working Time Directive in 2022 to 2023, up 165% from 17 reports in 2021 to 2022.