Retention

Training is the answer to skills and retention fears, businesses decide

Two-fifths (41%) of UK companies will implement large-scale upskilling or reskilling programmes to retain top talent and address skills shortages.

Employers re-skill for cloud rather than lose staff

As employers turn to training and skills to tackle retention, creativity is needed when thinking about what to offer.

Barty retirement should inspire young workers to chase dreams

Ashleigh Barty's retirement from tennis at 25 shocked the world – but others could learn from the courage it take to quit at the top of your game.

ESG values a deciding factor for job candidates

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are a huge draw for job candidates, many of whom are taking advantage of transferable skill sets and their ability to move around the world to work...

P&O's PR disaster exposes HR's critical role in risk management

Ethical failures, like the recent firing of 800 staff without consultation by ferry company P&O, can prove costly to business and seriously damage people’s lives. Employers – and HR – say experts...

Jealousy over new starters’ bumper pay leads to resignations

Booster salary and benefits packages for new starters aimed at helping recruitment are instead fuelling resignations.

Fulfilling older workers’ teaching ambitions could boost retention

More over-50s are leaving the workforce than at any time since records began in 1992, according to the latest ONS statistics. New research, however, suggests that helping older employees find purpose...

Under appreciated young workers on brink of exodus

Half of young workers (49%) aged 18-34 say they are planning to quit their jobs in the next 12 months due to pandemic working conditions, according to a new report commissioned by HR software...

SMEs should focus on culture to retain staff

Small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) should play to their strengths when it comes to retention, and focus on building a culture of recognition, according to research.

No future for location pay, but employers reluctant to drop it

In such a competitive talent market, employers have been reluctant to remove location allowances, for example London weighting, from their reward packages. With more and more employees working...

UK employees see no reward for working harder

The vast majority of (78%) UK employees are taking on more work without a pay rise or promotion.

Fawcett Society outlines how to prevent workplace sexual harassment

Women's rights charity the Fawcett Society has set out five pillars to change organisational culture to help prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.