Braced to face the banking bullies: exclusive interview

By failing to prioritise staff wellbeing, companies are literally getting away with murder, says the former global head of recruiting for Goldman Sachs, Ian Dodd, who is preparing to sue the...

How to build a 21st-century talent acquisition function

Traditionally, talent acquisition (TA) was relegated to a purely administrative role. Today, in a landscape where exceptional talent is crucial for sustained business success, establishing a TA...

Postal workers demand further protections amid takeover

The Communications Workers Union (CWU), the union representing most UK postal workers, has claimed that the contracts of a new takeover agreement do not “go far, or long, enough” to protect workers.

The duality of capital – how to unlock the combined power of HR and finance

HR and finance people may appear to have different views on just what ‘capital’ means: on one side, human, on the other, the bottom line. But bring them together and you have an unbeatable...

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How Chivas Brothers used a job share to retain talent

Leaders of the Scotch whisky company Chivas Brothers, part of the Pernod Ricard Group, have introduced the company's most senior job share yet.

Flexible working: What does the law change mean for HR?

In early 2024, it might have seemed like all HR headlines were about the incoming Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023, which is better known as the flexible working law.

Avoid the rehire trap

Elon Musk's recent actions at Tesla have sparked a heated debate around the practice of mass layoffs followed by rehiring former employees.

Age UK fined £4,000 for age harassment

A representative of Age UK harassed a job applicant on the basis of age, a tribunal has found.

Conservatives pledge 100,000 new apprenticeships

The Conservative party has promised to replace ‘rip-off’ university degrees with 100,000 apprenticeships. 

Legal ease: What HR needs to know about belief-based discrimination

When balancing the desire to protect staff from offensive comments with employees’ rights to express their beliefs, employers should consider the findings of these key cases.

How to build sustainably high-performing teams

How can HR leaders focus on high performance while prioritising health and wellbeing? Maybe it’s time to take inspiration from elite sportspeople.

HR falls behind employees in embracing AI

More than two thirds (68%) of HR professionals have not embraced the full potential for AI, a report by HR insights provider Brightmine has shown (29 May).