Company culture

Black grads need backing, not just recruitment

Employers cannot encourage racial equality merely by hiring young black people and hoping for the best.

How can businesses create an inclusive culture across different time zones?

In the context of the upheaval and uncertainty during the last 18 months, it’s more important than ever that companies bring their people together.

Supporting LGBT+ staff in the wake of cancelled London Pride

News of London Pride's cancellation for the second year due to coronavirus restrictions is a blow to many in the LGBT+ community.

KPMG, Apple, BrewDog: How should HR handle a media storm?

Several private companies have found themselves at the eye of their own media storms this year as employees have taken to the press or social media to air concerns about company culture.

How leaders block culture change

As organisations continue to grapple with the aftermath of the pandemic and prepare for life in a post-pandemic era, business is it at one of its most critical inflection points in its history.

How HR can lay a foundation for a workplace that works for all

Culture change is afoot and business leaders must consider the past 18 months as they prepare for the new world of work.

HR Excellence Awards winner top tip: people are your most important asset

Put your people at the centre of your business and success will follow, says former HR Award winner and HR director of Livv Housing Group, Jude Wilkinson.

How to solve employee disengagement in the virtual workplace

The workplace has overwhelmingly been a turbulent environment over the past 18 months for everyone. Personal stressors and concerns due to COVID-19, coupled with suddenly adapting to working from home...

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Micro-cultures may be better for wellbeing

With more of us working from home, workplace ‘micro-cultures’ have started to form among tight-knit groups of people over the past 18 months. Rather than a dangerous erosion of a company’s culture,...

Do you have a hostile working environment? Here’s how to fix it

For some working from home has been a blessing; a way to avoid lengthy traffic jams, spend quality time with families or simply stay in bed an extra hour. But there are also some people for whom the...

Surviving coronavirus with a learning culture

Feedback, coaching and mentoring have become the pandemic’s invisible workplace victims. When they are lost, so is the connectivity that so often holds a company together.

Flexible working: what HR needs to know to make it work

When it comes to flexible working– do you update your existing flexible working policies to incorporate new ways of working or do you provide guidelines rather than rules?