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Chell v Tarmac: Court of Appeal denies vicarious liability for prank gone wrong

The Court of Appeal yesterday (12 January) upheld the High Court’s decision that building materials company Tarmac was not liable for injuries suffered by a member of staff as a result of an employee...

What an Omicron Plan B means for businesses

Yesterday the British government announced that England will be moving to Plan B due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus.

Should HR be concerned about the new Omicron COVID variant?

Six cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant have been found in Scotland, and several countries, including parts of South Africa, have been added to the UK’s red list for international travel.

Downsizing in a downturn – does acting fast help you in the long run? Part two

Looking at downsizing and upsizing we focus on two important questions. One, are the antecedents of restructuring common across downsizing and upsizing? And two, are the performance consequences of...

Resilience needs leaders who put their own oxygen masks on first

The go-to panacea for many leaders in times of uncertainty is to do more. When the going gets tough, we put more hours in. It’s no accident that we are now facing an epidemic of fatigue across a...

Downsizing in a downturn – does acting fast help you in the long run? Part one

Looking at downsizing and upsizing we focus on two important questions. One, are the antecedents of restructuring common across downsizing and upsizing? And two, are the performance consequences of...

Climate change topples talent as CEOs’ biggest concern

Cybersecurity, climate change and supply chain issues have topped the list of the biggest threats to growth, according to business leaders in KPMG’s 2021 CEO Outlook.

Remote work pay cuts on horizon despite businesses saving money

More than two-thirds of companies across the UK are considering pay cuts for staff who choose to work from home.

How European companies can solve the riddle of low engagement

Gallup’s latest State of the Global Workplace: 2021 Report found that European countries were remarkably resilient to the effects of the pandemic in 2020. Worker-friendly labour laws, flexible labour...

Protecting and supporting travelling teams after COVID

Business travellers will be among the first visitors to many countries as borders slowly re-open.  They will face a changed landscape, possibly unrecognisable to their previous trips.

CEO Q&A: "That bigger picture is never about making more revenue"

Larry Gadea, founder and CEO of software company Envoy, says HR leaders needs to be prepared to take risks to be part of the c-suite.

UNLEASH 2019: Engagement and leadership at the World Food Programme

World Food Programme speakers explained how they engage staff operating in some of the most challenging environments