HR strategy

Outsourcing: How the IWGB nearly overturned collective bargaining rules

Last month the High Court dismissed a case which would have seen outsourced workers able to negotiate pay and conditions - but the fight still has legs

Should we rethink our working hours to boost productivity?

17 Apr 2019

UK employees work on average two-and-a-half weeks longer than their EU counterparts over the course of a year, new analysis...

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Brexit bringing out the best in strategic HR planning, says survey

16 Apr 2019

HR functions are taking a long-term, strategic approach to growing the value of their people – and the challenges of...

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Driven to distraction: How can we tackle our waning attention spans?

16 Apr 2019

Our collective attention span is disappearing as more and more channels of information make demands on our time. This is...

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How to get ahead in the labour market race

9 Apr 2019

Matt Weston, managing director of recruitment firm Robert Half, looks at the current UK labour market and provides some insight...

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Illuminating the links between LED lighting, health and productivity

5 Apr 2019

LED (or light-emitting diode) lighting is transforming how we light our homes, workplaces and urban spaces. There is excitement it...

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Could #MeToo clauses for start-ups put a stop to harassment?

5 Apr 2019

Investors in start-ups are putting young companies under increased scrutiny to ensure they have a clean record on sexual harassment....

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Yawning tired woman worker

Unpaid hours and presenteeism blight UK workforce

5 Apr 2019

UK employees work an average of 6.3 hours per week without pay, a new report has found, just as employers must start adding more information about time worked to payslips.

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How progressive firms look to beat the skills gap

4 Apr 2019

Fluid work practices, flexibility and agile reward schemes are the chosen route to beating the skills gap for a growing number of forward-looking businesses, according to a new study.

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What’s the secret to attracting gold-dust candidates?

4 Apr 2019

Tech sector employers are often fiercely competitive over candidates, so what can we learn from EKM, a small web company in Lancashire that claims it's more difficult to get into than Oxford and does not publicise roles? 

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‘People wouldn’t admit they worked here’: Transforming Morecambe NHS trust

3 Apr 2019

Furness General Hospital hit the headlines in 2013 following a number of tragic baby deaths in its maternity unit. Ashleigh...

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How to draw up a blueprint for workforce planning

28 Mar 2019

Workforce planning in today’s chaotic labour market may feel like an uphill struggle, but a methodological approach to sourcing talent...

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‘Premium’ should be paid for high-value apprenticeships

27 Mar 2019

Employers that offer “high value” apprenticeships should receive “premiums” from the government to encourage schemes that facilitate higher average wage...

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Germany lags behind as gender pay gap narrows

27 Mar 2019

The UK’s slight gender pay gap narrowing means it is in step with other economically similar nations. But Germany has...

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Half of job candidates sold an ‘unrealistic dream’

27 Mar 2019

Research from pre-hire assessment start-up ThriveMap has shown that 48% of employees have left a role because it wasn’t what...

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