The solution to the UK's productivity problem is in HR's hands, Part 2

Raising productivity could dig the UK out of stagnation and sustainably raise wages. In the second part of our January/February 2024 cover story, Dominic Bernard finds out why a word employees...

The legal implications of software surveillance

In the aftermath of Covid-19, with more employees home working than ever before, it is perhaps unsurprising that there has been an increase in the implementation of software surveillance.

What should HR do if an employee gets a second job?

As the cost of living crisis continues to squeeze employees, second jobs are on the up. What are HR’s obligations?

UK workers want longer paternity leave

Fathers should have seven weeks off work to spend with their newborns, instead of the current UK standard of two weeks, according to the findings of research commissioned by the insurer QBE.

The solution to the UK's productivity problem is in HR's hands, Part 1

Raising productivity could dig the UK out of stagnation and sustainably raise wages. Dominic Bernard finds out why a word employees associate more with job cuts than pay rises can be HR’s next proving...

False references: How concerned should employers be?

References are an essential part of the pre-employment screening process for all companies. As HR professionals will attest, as well as verifying the experience and credentials of an applicant, they...

Unexpected rise in pay growth while vacancies fall

Annual pay growth rose by 1.4% in the last year, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Commercial manager wins unfair dismissal tribunal after ‘size of a house’ comment

Hayley Thomas won her claims for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination after she was subjected to a hostile and unwelcoming environment following absence for mental illness.

More than #girlboss or shopping hacks: it's time to get productive

Productivity is in every area of our lives. From #girlboss life hacks on Instagram and TikTok to asking our smart home devices to add milk to the shopping list, the end-goal remains the same. How can...

HR Focus podcast: 'How to introduce AI to talent management' now live

The third episode of HR magazine's HR Focus podcast is now live.

Actions employers can take to close the green skills gap

Becky Schnauffer was right in her reflections on COP28: HR professionals will play a pivotal role in cultivating green skills within their organisation. And this is a responsibility shared by...

Missy Empire employees told no HR function in culture scandal

Former staff of fast fashion retailer Missy Empire claimed they were told the company did not have an HR function, after they complained of a toxic work culture.