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...

Saying “back in your day” could be age harassment, tribunal rules

Using the phrase “back in your day” would be considered age discrimination, an employment tribunal judge has ruled.

Three quarters of employers used flexible contracts in 2023

Three quarters (75%) of employers used some form of flexible contract at some point in 2023, and half (48%) of those employers planned to increase use of flexible contracts over the next five years, a...

How employers can help prevent suicide 

My charity has collaborated with HR directors, academics and others to create the Workplace Pledge for suicide prevention in the workplace.

What is #Microfeminism?

With over a billion views on TikTok, #Microfeminism shows that users share how they use acts of 'microfeminism' to empower people in the workplace.

Post Office executive threatened to resign over “intolerable” pay, HR claims

Jane Davies, former HR director of the Post Office, has claimed that chief executive Nick Read was so obsessed with getting a pay rise that his multiple requests and threats to resign dominated her...

"It's time to tackle employee disengagement"

In this low productivity era, how we can help people fall back in love with their work?

Underpaid P&O seafarers to benefit from new French legislation 

France has implemented new legislation that requires ferry operators to pay their crew at least £9.95 an hour and limit seafarers’ time onboard ships to two weeks.