Flexible working

HR Excellence Awards 2021: The winners

Last night's (1 December) glittering HR Excellence Awards 2021 ceremony, back as an in-person event after 2020’s virtual ceremony, was a roaring success with the UK's HR professionals.

Black Friday sales must not come at a price to employees

Black Friday represents one of the most hotly anticipated shopping opportunities of the year, for both retailers looking to boost sales and for consumers ready to bag a bargain. But this comes at a...

Work the most secure it has been in a decade, CIPD finds

Work has become more secure over the past decade despite the impact of the pandemic.

Hardest hit sectors have not benefitted from COVID job hopping

Though job-to-job moves hit a record high in 2021, industries that struggled in the pandemic, like hospitality and leisure, have not benefitted from the reallocation of labour.

How valuable are sabbaticals?

The current talent shortage means boards, management and HR departments need to come up with new policies, benefits and employment packages that are relevant for the post-COVID era – particularly for...

How can HR support employees’ right to switch off?

The pandemic blurred the lines between work and personal life like never before. Overnight our homes became our offices and switching off at the end of the working day became increasingly difficult.

'I don't know how I'm surviving': vast majority of job ads still don't mention flexibility

Nearly three-quarters of UK job vacancies do not mention flexible working despite a huge shift in working styles post-pandemic.

Disabled employment back on track to pre-pandemic levels

The proportion of disabled people in work has risen to pre-pandemic levels, having dipped during COVID-19.

Taste for flexible working to blame for choppy waters in the talent pool

Nearly two thirds (63%) of HR leaders have seen an increase in staff churn in the past six months.

Younger workers feel empowered to make changes in their workplace

More than half of employees feel more empowered to influence change in their workplace - especially younger workers.

What would a COVID Plan B mean for employers?

While the government has not yet publicly suggested any move to ‘Plan B,’ experts from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies...

UK faces labour shortage: what can employers do to manage?

The UK now has the lowest ratio of unemployed people to vacancies since records began in 1971.