Conservatives' manifesto: What HR needs to know

The Conservatives have announced their manifesto ahead of the general election (4 July). It highlighted childcare, skills, national insurance, pensions and welfare.

How new prime minister Liz Truss can build a healthy culture when taking over a divided team

Stepping into a high profile role and inheriting a fractured team can be testing for any leader – but as Liz Truss picks up the prime ministerial reins this week, she faces a monumental challenge.

Rees-Mogg slams diversity officers as "by the woke, for the woke"

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has criticised the diversity officers in the civil service, suggesting they have little impact on the workforce.

Sue Gray report uncovers insidious effect of work drinking cultures

Senior civil servant Sue Gray’s investigation into lockdown-breaking parties at Downing Street offers key lessons for businesses across the UK.

Party Conference Roundup 2021: what HR needs to know

This year’s Labour and Conservative party conferences have now come to an end. Back to in-person events for the first time in almost two years, the two parties set out their competing visions for a...

Conservatives claim "earthquake" general election victory: HR community reacts

As the Tories record a landmark victory in the polls, the HR community is calling on the government to follow through on its pledges on skills, pay and flexible working

Conservative manifesto: What HR needs to know

?With just two weeks to go until the UK heads to the polls, here's the latest employment and HR-related policies from the Conservatives

Sajid Javid promises National Living Wage rise

Chancellor Sajid Javid has pledged to increase the National Living Wage (NLW) to £10.50 per hour within the next five years

Boris Johnson announced as PM: HR community reacts

HR magazine asked HR experts for their thoughts on the new prime minister and what he could mean for Brexit, business and jobs

Autumn Budget 2018: What’s in store for HR?

Ahead of Hammond’s Autumn Budget on Monday, we outline what the HR community can expect to see

Employers criticise May's claim that low-skill migration will fall post-Brexit

Employers have criticised an 'alarming' report for its lack of evidence surrounding the impact of migration on the economy

HR welcomes apprenticeship levy overhaul

The HR community has welcomed Philip Hammond's announcement that the government is to make the apprenticeship levy more flexible