Communication

Watch on demand: How to build a successful employee experience programme

Panellists on November's HR Lunchtime Debate discussed how to build an employee experience programme that genuinely benefits staff.

Should you ever use kisses in work emails?

The headline of this piece is likely to prompt a simple, one-word answer: ‘Noooooooooooooo!’

A quarter of workers judge colleagues on their appearance

A quarter (25%) of workers ranked appearance as the most important factor when meeting someone for the first time at work, followed by personal hygiene (23%) and then someone’s job title (17%).

Racial equity: What to do when you fear saying the wrong thing

You want to support your black colleagues and build a more just, equitable workplace. But you’re concerned that an inappropriate word will upset or alienate your black colleagues, expose you and your...

Cancel culture is putting dialogue in crisis

There is a crisis in dialogue at the moment, which has seeped from wider society into companies and organisations.

How to support employees with dyslexia

Even a learning need as common as dyslexia, which affects up to one in 10 people in the UK, is frequently misunderstood and stereotyped.

How can HR reintegrate staff post-furlough?

An estimated one million people were still on furlough as the scheme ended today (1 October).

How do you achieve racial equity at work? Call out racism

Racial equity remains a challenge as organisations grapple with the complications of inclusivity.

Lessons on effective communication from air traffic control

There are few careers where communication skills aren’t essential. Communicating is how we agree priorities, provide updates, manage expectations and innovate. But as something we do every day, we’re...

Employees prefer to communicate via video calls

Video calling has become the go-to method for conducting meetings during lockdown, but new research by HR magazine finds employees want to continue communicating via video post-pandemic.

Internal comms terminology divides the workforce

Many moons ago the terms “white collar” and “blue collar” were commonly used. But this blatant divide between office and manual workers created a negativity which saw many consider blue collar workers...

UK employees feel silenced and ignored by employers

One in three employees in the UK would rather quit their jobs than voice their concerns at work.