Benefits

Brewdog's James Watt: Why I gave away £100m to my staff

When we announced we were giving away nearly £100 million of my own shares in Brewdog, the response was overwhelming. At our Ellon headquarters and brewery people were stunned when they heard the...

Giving new employees the gift of time

As an executive responsible for people operations and community, my guiding principle is something I learned a long time ago: people are not a company's most valuable or greatest asset. People are...

Employers overlooking workers with double care duties

A sandwich generation of employees – those supporting both young children and elderly parents – are being neglected by their employers.

Bad communication could be short-changing low-income staff

The lowest paid employees are the least likely to have access to a strong benefits package, despite being the group that could use them the most.

LGBT+ community unsupported by employee benefits

A third of UK employers feel LGBT+ employees aren't properly supported by employee benefits.

Workers urged to double pension savings to manage cost of living increases

Millions of workers face having only a ‘basic’ level of income at retirement because they are not saving enough.

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.

The pandemic's long-term impact on inequality

The unprecedented stop-start to life caused by Covid-19 has had a huge impact on workforces, particularly among diverse communities according to research by McKinsey, and it might be many more years...

Watch on demand: How to cater to a greater diversity of needs with your wellbeing strategy

When it comes to wellbeing, how can HR meet the many different needs of a diverse workforce? Panellists on HR magazine’s HR Lunchtime Debate met to discuss one of the people profession's top...

Does 2022 present an opportunity for HR to go back to basics?

In a time characterised by uncertainty, it’s hard to see what’s ahead. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try, however, as Dominic Bernard reports.

CEO pay passes average annual income after just 38 hours of work

The median earnings of a FTSE 100 CEO for 2022 will have surpassed £31,285 this morning, the median annual wage for a full-time worker in the UK, after just 38 hours of work.

12 months of 2021: September

It was another year of turbulence for people professionals. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.