Sustainability

Green Party’s manifesto: What HR needs to know

The Green Party has released its manifesto, ahead of next month’s general election, focusing on environmental commitments, union support and wage changes.

Tata dispute shows employers must balance sustainability targets with workers’ rights

Unite the union has announced plans to escalate industrial action at steelworks in Port Talbot and Llanwern in South Wales, The Guardian reported (3 June).

Sustainability job ads surge

The number of sustainability-related job postings grew by 116% from 2019 to 2024, data from the job posting platform Indeed has showed.

HR’s role in aligning a people and sustainability strategy

HR leaders have a crucial role in helping businesses develop and implement ambitious ESG goals.

Actions employers can take to close the green skills gap

Becky Schnauffer was right in her reflections on COP28: HR professionals will play a pivotal role in cultivating green skills within their organisation. And this is a responsibility shared by...

CPO, sustainability manager and AI engineer among top growing jobs

The top-25 fastest growing jobs in the UK include chief people officer (CPO), sustainability manager, artificial intelligence (AI) engineer and cyber security analyst, according to a LinkedIn report.

Future leader: Jordan Noble, Mackie's of Scotland

Jordan Noble, people and development manager at confectioner Mackie's of Scotland, shares her vision for the future of the profession.

HR predictions for 2024

As a new year approaches, we asked people professionals what their top four predictions are for 2024.

Employers encouraged to change Secret Santa due to cost of living crisis

Employees will spend £167 million on workplace Secret Santa gifts this year, but £60 million of this will be wasted on unwanted items, according to finance network UK Money Bloggers and review website...

HR Most Influential’s top priorities: sustainability, ESG and achieving net zero

This year’s HR Most Influential (HRMI) survey found that there was a strong view that responsibility for environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) sits with everyone in the business – but...

How the climate crisis is transforming HR

HR is changing forever, and the chance is there to be a true pioneer. And no, I’m not talking about embracing AI and ChatGPT.

Relocating your employees? Don’t compromise on sustainability

Sustainability has soared to the top of the business agenda across the globe.