Pandemic

Employee wellbeing vital to healthy economy

Measuring employee wellbeing is not just good for business but also needed to improve the economy, according to a new report from the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work.

Come fly with me: EasyJet's Ella Bennett

EasyJet’s Ella Bennett talks to Jo Gallacher about how the airline has taken off after the Covid storm with a massive energy around recruitment as travel is predicted to reach near pre-pandemic...

Networking when neurodivergent could be made easier

Networking can be tricky to navigate at the best of times, but it can be much more difficult for people with neurodivergent conditions.

Companies failing to provide employees with financial wellbeing support

Businesses aren't supplying their workers with the financial wellbeing support programmes they need, according to research from asset management firm Mercer.

Hospitality workers lack protection from racist abuse

Systems are in place for hospitality workers to report abuse from fellow members of staff, but employees are often left to deal with the worst of the general public.

Hybrid working could drive gender promotion gap

Male tendency to prioritise the office over family time could widen gendered gaps in the workforce, according to professor of organisational psychology and health at University of Manchester Cary...

Commuting costs stop workers from returning to office

The cost of commuting is drastically impacting the number of workers heading back to the office.

Recording employee tribunals could lead to fairer hearings

Employment tribunals (ETs) conducted remotely could soon be recorded under plans being considered to bring proceedings more up to date.

HR not collecting enough data to understand employees

Most companies (67%) don't gather enough meaningful data to understand employee engagement and performance, research by XpertHR has found.

Executives protected from pay cuts during pandemic

Company executives were less likely to receive a pay cut during the pandemic compared to other employees.

Worker safety must be key to Covid-19 inquiry

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has urged the government to focus on workplace safety and enforcement as part of the independent public inquiry into Covid-19.

HR one of the happiest jobs in the UK

HR jobs have been found to be among the happiest and best paid roles in the UK.