What does HR want from the next election?

A general election is expected to be called in the second half of 2024.

Millions fall further below poverty line

Nearly two thirds (64%) of adults in poverty lived in working households from 2021 to 2022, an increase of 3% from the previous year, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

Is January the best time to recruit?

January is that sweet spot where the contemplative reflections of extraordinary talent are converted into new year’s resolutions, while corporate recruiting teams, armed with refreshed budgets, look...

Who is on strike in January and February 2024?

Find out who is striking, why, and what services will be affected in our roundup.

How to drive successful change

Anyone trying to keep up a New Year’s resolution knows changing things isn’t easy. The same applies in business, but the rewards are well worth the huge effort needed to make change happen

Centrica boss admits his £4.5 million salary is unjustifiable

The boss of British Gas owner Centrica said his pay last year, £4.5 million, is impossible to justify.

Employment law updates for 2024

As we enter 2024 and prepare for the year ahead, HR professionals and business leaders will be gearing up for employment law changes coming into force that will have a practical impact on their...

HR viewed as the least productive department by employees

UK employees perceive HR teams as being less productive, compared with other colleagues and departments in their organisations, according to research by HR software provider Ciphr.

Number of UK workers worried about job loss doubles

Research found 42% of workers in the UK are worried about losing their jobs, up from 28% last year.

Why we need a new model for HR, part 6: how this model works

The story concludes and offers two glimpses of how this model comes to life through the recast roles.

Law firm cracks down on home workers

Slaughter and May, a leading City law firm, set out stricter plans to monitor office attendance in an email to employees.

Rulebreakers cost UK businesses £1.6 million a year

Failure to comply costs UK businesses £1.6 million per year on average, according to a study from training platform Cypher.