How valuable are sabbaticals?

The current talent shortage means boards, management and HR departments need to come up with new policies, benefits and employment packages that are relevant for the post-COVID era – particularly for...

Unlimited holiday is 'click-bait HR policy'

Stockbroker firm, FinnCapp, HR consultancy CharlieHR and media agency The7stars. Three very different companies with one thing in common: they’ve all implemented unlimited holiday for employees and...

Josh Bersin: Don’t forget about deskless workers

HR analyst Josh Bersin has warned HR directors not to ignore the experience of deskless workers when improving the workplace.

Getting the support you need when coming out as non-binary at work

Many of us went through a journey of self-discovery during the pandemic, and for me it was no different. It took the months of introspection brought on by lockdown to reach a place where I realised I...

Canning of HS2 leg threatens jobs

The government's announcement not to build a high-speed link between Leeds and Manchester could see thousands of planned jobs in the region come under threat, according to local experts.

Last chance to book tickets for HR Excellence 2021

There is just over a week to go until the Hilton on Park Lane, London welcomes the HR glitterati to the 2021 HR Excellence Awards.

How workers can manage both health and productivity

Within the space of a few short weeks, the gloomy forecasts of rising joblessness after the furlough scheme ended have morphed into stories of labour shortages and the ‘great resignation’. What is...

Make rewarding simple and effective this Christmas

Christmas for many really is the most wonderful time of the year. For employers and employees alike, it’s often a chance to unwind and look forward to spending time with friends and family after a...

Insights

Older workers hide age to beat bias

New research reveals the lengths older workers are going to in order to find work, with nearly half admitting they have had to lie about their age. But even if they are hired, they still don’t get the...

Diversity and inclusion policies lack data on return on investment

Having a diversity and inclusion policy is the least effective D&I initiative when it comes to providing any information about return on investment (ROI).

Are we missing opportunities to support empty-nesters?

With universities at long last offering in-person learning once again, and record university applications following two disrupted years, more Brits than ever have become empty-nesters.

Soaring cost of living prompts calls for financial support for employees

Yesterday’s eye-watering inflation figures – showing the biggest rise in the cost of living for nearly 10 years – have seen renewed calls for employers to do more to support the financial wellbeing of...