Career progression

How I got here: Fiona Mullan, Bloom & Wild

Fiona Mullan, chief people officer at Bloom & Wild, shares her tips for a varied and successful career in HR.

Is HR forcing people into management?

While management is often the logical next step for workers in terms of career progression, not everybody may be cut out for the job.

Spotlight your early careers strategy at the 2022 HR Excellence Awards

If you host outstanding apprenticeships, graduate schemes, T-levels or other programmes to help young people get started in their careers, this new category for the 2022 HR Excellence Awards could be...

Disabled employees fear conditions hold them back from promotion

Disabled workers are hiding their conditions in the workplace over fear for their career progression.

How I got here: Salma De Graaff, Skyscanner

Salma De Graaff, VP of people at Skyscanner shares her tips for a varied and successful career in HR.

Is the UK done with career break stigma?

Gaps on a CV can be for anything from travelling to raising children and are rarely an indication of how 'ready' someone is for work. But are employers finally ready to drop the stigma?

Will it take another 20 years for career development to improve?

With many employees considering their employment options after the disruption and anxiety of the past couple of years, employers will lose good staff if they don’t listen to what their employees are...

UK workers believe AI offers better career support than people

Nearly three-quarters (71%) of UK workers said AI or 'robots' give them better support for their careers than people do, as they feel unheard by their employers.

Most HR professionals fulfilled by their careers

The majority (79%) of UK HR professionals have said that their career progression expectations have either been met or exceeded, rising by 6% since 2020.

Workers doubt equality at work is achievable

Over half (51%) of workers do not think people from all backgrounds will ever have equal opportunity to succeed within their organisation.

Headhunting increases due to post-COVID talent scramble

More than a third (38%) of UK professionals have been approached more than five times for a new job in the past year.

Internal recruitment could stem the career itch

After nearly two years of working from home, national lockdowns and job insecurity, employees are now exploring new careers.