New normal

You can’t stop the beat: profile interview with Zoe Pacyna, REKOM UK

Despite nightclubs and the wider world of hospitality being one of the first business sectors to shut their doors when the coronavirus pandemic hit, Rekom UK’s Zoe Pacyna found it was far from a quiet...

HR at high risk of 'change fatigue'

Four in five people reported feeling exhausted by the ongoing uncertainty at work and in society in September this year, and HR is among the most at risk.

How can HR reintegrate staff post-furlough?

An estimated one million people were still on furlough as the scheme ended today (1 October).

HR needs to prepare for winter COVID plan

Following the government’s unveiling of its 2021 autumn and winter plan, employers in England are being urged to prepare for a return to restrictions as a worst-case scenario.

TUC calls for ‘economic reset’ to tackle COVID class divide

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for an urgent “economic reset” to tackle the huge class divide in Britain that it said has been exposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Working parents the most eager to return to the office

A huge majority (81%) of working parents at small UK businesses are looking forward to returning to the workplace after time spent juggling remote work with childcare over the summer holidays.

IPPR calls for four-day week trials across more sectors in Scotland

The majority (80%) of working-age people in Scotland, across both manual and desk-based jobs, have said they would support a four-day working week without any loss of pay.

Balancing safety guidance and privacy law in vaccination status

Employers risk breaking the law as they respond to UK government guidance about policing staff vaccination.

Does your hybrid working dream match the reality? – Part Two

Finding a home/office balance that meets the needs of all staff will require effective two-way communication, says Lila Skountridaki, Oliver Mallett and Abigail Marks.

Does your hybrid working dream match the reality?

Finding a home/office balance that meets the needs of all staff will require effective two-way communication, says Lila Skountridaki, Oliver Mallett and Abigail Marks.

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.

The employee trust contract has changed since February 2020

Along with all the extraordinary challenges COVID-19 presents, it is also redrawing the workplace in quite a positive way. We have seen a significant acceleration in workplace flexibility, with...