Flexible working

Flexible working leads to return on investment for frontline workers

Frontline employers in retail, care, construction, nursing and teaching sectors could see a return on investment (ROI) for flexible working within just three years.

Employees more optimistic of four-day week than employers

Nearly half (44%) of employees believe a four-day week will happen within the next five years compared to 37% of employers.

A four-day working week is great for some, but not for all

Iceland, Belgium, and now the UK. Four-day working week trials are becoming increasingly popular as we start to challenge the rigid five-day working week that we have embraced for decades. These...

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.

Workers wasting over five days a year in 'pointless' meetings

Employees across the UK are spending too much time on menial tasks such as sending emails, updating the status of tasks and having unnecessary meetings.

Employers re-skill for cloud rather than lose staff

As employers turn to training and skills to tackle retention, creativity is needed when thinking about what to offer.

Fostering a culture of belonging and engagement in a hybrid environment

As we transition into our new-normal, hybrid environment, maintaining a sense of belonging and engagement is going to become a key priority for HR departments.

Flexible work stigma still an obstacle in UK

Data released by Business in the Community (BITC), has revealed that even after two years of remote working, employees are still fearful of asking about flexible working when applying for a job.

How can employers champion single mothers?

There are 1.8 million single parents in the UK, the vast majority of whom (nine out of 10) are women. Almost all are in work or want to work, and pre-pandemic single-parent employment hit record...

No future for location pay, but employers reluctant to drop it

In such a competitive talent market, employers have been reluctant to remove location allowances, for example London weighting, from their reward packages. With more and more employees working...

CIPD publishes manifesto to help HR in Northern Ireland post-Covid

The CIPD Northern Ireland has published its first manifesto outlining what the region's HR professionals want from a post-Covid recovery, tackling the impact of the pandemic, Brexit and the NI...

Employers ditch skills requirements to find the right candidate

A third (33%) of UK organisations are willing to drop skills requirements before any others as companies fight for talent.