Employee benefits lack adequate support for working parents, survey finds

Just 14% of working parents feel supported by their employee benefits package, according to research by REC Parenting, an online platform that offers support to parents.

Neurodiversity and PIPs: Dropping the mask

Are performance improvement plans (PIPs) a fair way to communicate expectations, or a failure of inclusivity? Millicent Machell investigates.

The leadership disconnect: acknowledging DE&I and taking action

Although a significant majority of HR directors and CEOs recognise that employee demands for diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are a major concern for their business, according to Barnett...

Effective communication can change everything

Good communication is an art and a science. So just how can you get your best get your message out, and ensure that it’s both heard and effective?

Disability Action Plan should offer more workplace support, say specialists

The government published its Disability Action Plan on Monday (5 February), which laid out how the government intends to improve the lives of disabled people in the UK.

HR Focus (3): How to introduce AI to talent management

In episode 3 of the HR Focus podcast, we examine the practical reality of introducing AI to talent management.

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How to tend to the needs of the long-term sick

With economic inactivity due to long-term sickness hitting record levels, HR has a critical role in improving health, wellbeing, talent and business outcomes, writes Dan Cave

How IBM bolstered early careers through apprenticeships

Jenny Taylor, leader of Early Professional Programmes at IBM, told HR magazine how IBM has invested in apprenticeships to boost early careers opportunities and bolster diversity.

What lessons can HR learn from Amazon's €32 million employee monitoring fine?

Employee monitoring is a dynamic area with tools constantly advancing, enabling employers to measure the output and performance of employees more closely.

How Virgin Media O2 uses blind recruiting to close the experience gap

Blind recruiting is proving useful for inclusively attracting people to Virgin Media O2’s apprenticeship schemes and entry-level roles, according to Karen Handley, the business’ head of future...

State pension age must increase to 71 by 2050, researchers say

The International Longevity Centre has stated that the UK state pension age will need to increase to 71 by 2050, to remain affordable.

Back to basics with Direct Line CPO Vicky Wallis

After a challenging few years, Direct Line Group’s CPO is focused on developing core skills to build confidence and capability in an uncertain world, finds Jo Gallacher.