Line managers

Building HR with a can-do attitude: Joe Dent, Princes

HR hadn’t always had a seat on Princes’ board but when COVID hit, all that changed. As a result, a business that was “difficult to love” has become an employer of the year, with HR at its heart, finds...

David Lammy encourages middle managers to embrace diversity at work

Middle managers need to embrace diversity and inclusion before any real change can happen in an organisation, Labour MP for Tottenham David Lammy told delegates at day two of the CIPD annual...

What you may have missed from day two at CIPD ACE 2021

The HR magazine team headed to Manchester for the CIPD’s annual conference this week. The hybrid event, which allowed delegates to tune in virtually or attend in person, featured plenty of...

Inclusive recruitment needs continuous improvement

Embedding diversity and inclusion into businesses has come on leaps and bounds in recent years – it’s been exciting to watch as companies have developed strategies to increase representation of many...

Eurostar's director of people: "Line managers helped us survive"

Eurostar’s director of people, Gerard Jacques, wants line managers to get the recognition they deserve for their resilience during the coronavirus pandemic.

Absentee leadership is rife – but how can HR detect it?

There is no shortage of news about business leaders whose destructive behaviour led to epic business collapse. These stories are consistent with the scientific evidence that leaders who are erratic,...

Managers failing on the basics of successful one to ones

HR must train and support managers to hold effective meetings with their reports, or risk employees feeling devalued and disengaged

Stress-related absence surge caused by poor management

?More training is needed to help managers better support staff wellbeing, research has found

Creativity flourishes when managers listen

Managers listening attentively can boost team creativity, according to research from King’s College London and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem  

Low-paid workers less likely to speak out about mental health

Workers on lower salaries feel less comfortable talking to their employer about mental health, according to a report from Barnett Waddingham

Employees unsupported when starting new roles

Two-fifths (40%) of employees do not receive onboarding support when starting a new job, according to research

CIPD and Mind launch mental health guide for managers

?The CIPD and Mind have published a revised mental health guide for managers to improve support for those experiencing stress and mental health issues at work