Purpose

Cost of living crisis creates side hustle spike

One in five Brits (19%) have started a side hustle, i.e. a job or venture outside of their usual work, since March 2020 in moves potentially fuelled by the rising cost of living.

Companies alienating workforce by ignoring worker opinion

Employers are guilty of ignoring the opinions of their workforce when it comes to making important decisions.

Purpose-driven work vital to employee health

Working in a job with purpose can help employees fight off serious health problems and even make them live longer, according to Wolfgang Seidl, workplace health consultant at Mercer Marsh Benefits.

What high-performing organisations have in common

With all disruptions caused by Covid-19, changes in work patterns and changes in employee turnover, businesses have to re-evaluate the way they work, how they treat their employees, their higher...

Workers protest unhappiness in the workplace

Workers demonstrated in London yesterday (January 25) to protest widespread unhappiness in the UK workforce.

What do employees want organisational culture to look like in 2022?

In yesterday’s (25 January) HR Lunchtime Debate HR experts discussed the shape of organisational culture for the year ahead.

Hot topic: employee ownership, part two

COVID-19 changed business priorities for many, but some saw it as an opportunity to change direction. Interest in employee ownership hit record highs during the pandemic, with 250 new employee-owned...

Features

Webinar: The great fight for talent

A huge wave of change has hit the job market. Flooded with candidates and new opportunities, businesses can’t hire or fill talent gaps fast enough, as reported by Emma Greedy.

Lindsay McGregor: Play matters more than purpose at work

Play is an overlooked concept in understanding and measuring motivation, according to author and Vega Factor CEO Lindsay McGregor

Report sets out how work quality should be measured

Job security and workplace mental health should be monitored by government, according to the Measuring Job Quality Working Group?

The importance of a people-centred culture

Employee engagement

Design cultures that embed goals and values in such a way that employees are consistently customer focused

Defining your organisational values

The most effective values are those that surface ways of working that already exist, and define some aspirational aspects