HR practice

WEF: Half of all work tasks to be automated

Half of all work tasks will be handled by machines by 2025 – but inequality will worsen as a result...

How can we reinvigorate employee networks?

21 Oct 2020

Managed well, an employee network can bring a raft of benefits to its members and the organisation in which it...

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Quarter of employers do nothing to improve top-level diversity

20 Oct 2020

A quarter of employers (24%) make no effort to attract and recruit more diverse candidates for top-level jobs.
That is...

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‘Hastily’ drawn up furlough scheme left ‘unacceptable’ room for fraud

16 Oct 2020

The speed at which the furlough scheme and other economic support packages were drawn up has left them open to...

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ReimagineHR: Expect a new employment deal post-Covid, says Gartner

16 Oct 2020

Employees’ capacity to deal with change is around half what it was in 2019.

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Looking beyond Brexit: is your organisation ready? (webinar)

14 Oct 2020

As we near the closing stages of the transition period, and the end of free movement between the EU and...

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City traders working from home must be monitored

13 Oct 2020

A City watchdog has warned financial services firms that it expects them to have updated their policies, refreshed their training...

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Compulsory retirement of partners in the Covid era

13 Oct 2020

Compulsory retirement may be on the agenda as Covid exposes weaknesses in the boardroom. Ivor Adair looks at the risks for firms with a partnership structure.

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Umbrella companies: Lawyers pursue unlawful deductions

9 Oct 2020

Lawyers are pursuing group legal action against umbrella companies that have unlawfully deducted national insurance and other contributions from contractors’...

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Office space under review at three-quarters of financial firms

8 Oct 2020

Insurance firms, finance houses and banking firms leading the way in seeking to reduce space.

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How culture of transparency has put HR in the spotlight

7 Oct 2020

HR has become the custodians of good corporate behaviour as new laws and scandals have put the onus on businesses to change.

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How does HR navigate new workplace norms? (webinar)

5 Oct 2020

11 November 2020 – Register now | Everyone’s referring to ‘the new normal’ but what do we actually mean and what are the practical implications for HR?

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Home-working is here to stay, finds studies

5 Oct 2020

Two major surveys point to home-working becoming a long-term trend.

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Top 10 HR questions September 2020: Testing, Brexit and redundancy

2 Oct 2020

As the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases rose in the last month, employers have been asking questions about testing for...

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Working from home increased after guidance U-turn

2 Oct 2020

The proportion of employees working from home exclusively has risen after the government revised its guidance around where people should...

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