Belonging

Hot topic: Do employers need to take a stand on pronouns? Part two

Declaring pronouns at work has become more common, yet banking group Halifax received plenty of public backlash when it announced employees could wear name badges which included preferred pronouns.

Hot topic: Do employers need to take a stand on pronouns? Part one

Declaring pronouns at work has become more common, yet banking group Halifax received plenty of public backlash when it announced employees could wear name badges which included preferred pronouns.

The impact of being outed at work

My path to being out at work hasn't been an easy one. When I was young and relatively new to the workplace I was forcibly outed as bisexual by a colleague at a former employer, leaving me feeling...

Best of HR books: June 2022

We delve into the new releases to find out what HR has been reading this month.

Is the workplace more trans-inclusive than society?

In the wider world the transgender community is not still experiencing enough support and inclusion and there is a new surge in rhetoric, harassment and discrimination, and a huge wedge between gender...

Million more disabled people in work than five years ago

The UK government has exceeded targets to see a million more disabled people in work five years ahead of schedule, yet campaigners warn of the underlying disability employment gap. 

How employers can reconnect with teams

Research from UKG has found a worrying disconnection between employers and their team members. According to the global survey which spoke to recent job leavers and managers, one in four employees...

How to make work a safe place for mistakes

Do low- or high-performing teams make more mistakes at work? The answer may surprise you, and it’s closely linked to employees’ mental wellbeing.

Public service: Government of Jersey HR lead Mark Grimley on building community

The remit for the HR lead at the Government of Jersey extends beyond the average day-to-day, but Mark Grimley’s power to deliver change is any HRD’s pipedream, finds Beau Jackson.

Hot topic: Do business boycotts risk dividing the workplace? Part two

Boycotting countries for moral or political reasons is nothing new, yet this decision may punish employees who have no control over where they are born.

Hot topic: Do business boycotts risk dividing the workplace? Part one

Boycotting countries for moral or political reasons is nothing new, yet this decision may punish employees who have no control over where they are born. Following the instigation of a Russian invasion...

Technology with purpose

HR magazine's 2022 technology supplement looks at how HR can futureproof employees’ mental wellbeing, boost organisational sustainability and improve diversity