Workplace culture

CIPD Annual Conference: “Good work is about fairness and transparency”

HR has a crucial role in promoting responsible and transparent leadership...

Blanket out-of-hours email bans do more harm than good

18 Oct 2019

Banning staff from accessing emails outside office hours could harm their wellbeing rather than improve work-life balance, a study from...

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‘Conclusive link’ between happiness and productivity

17 Oct 2019

It has long been suggested that happy workers are more productive, but now research from the University of Oxford has...

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Mentoring key to building diverse leadership

16 Oct 2019

Businesses where women occupy more than 30% senior leadership roles are more likely to nurture ambition, with a quarter (27%)...

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CIPD’s Peter Cheese: HR’s role in improving mental health

10 Oct 2019

On World Mental Health Day, HR teams have been reminded of the scale of the mental ill health “epidemic” and...

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CPD: On the right tracks – how a New Zealand railway company has taken toxicity out of its workplace

4 Oct 2019

The links between engagement, performance and health and wellbeing are increasingly well-recognised. Maryan Street outlines the key lessons that New...

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Wound-up workers twice as likely to leave feedback

25 Sep 2019

Employees are twice as likely to give feedback on their workplace if they feel upset, according to a global study...

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Amazon to deliver keynote address at Employee Benefits Live 2019

25 Sep 2019

Ben Farmer (pictured), head of HR, UK corporate, at global retail and technology organisation Amazon, will deliver a keynote address...

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What the Rugby World Cup teaches us about honesty in business

24 Sep 2019

As the Rugby World Cup gets under way in Japan, Dr Austin Swain examines the brutal honesty that exists in...

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Workplace culture contributing to ‘psychological harm’

23 Sep 2019

Poor practices and cultures are contributing to the “psychological harm” of employees, with 39% of UK workers suffering symptoms of...

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Twitter to deliver opening keynote at Employee Benefits Live 2019

19 Sep 2019

Bruce Daisley, vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at global social media organisation Twitter, will deliver the opening...

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KPMG

KPMG partners leave firm after WhatsApp probe

9 Sep 2019

A misconduct investigation at services giant KPMG into the use of WhatsApp messages by a senior manager has led to the departure of three top executives.

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How a new conflict resolution process improved openness at Aviva

30 Jul 2019

While many organisations might be tightening up their grievance processes, Aviva is taking a more informal approach to conflict resolution.

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How employees are using social activism to make their voices heard

16 Jul 2019

With traditional union membership in decline, employees are finding new ways to voice their opposition to corporate decisions, as shown...

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Cleaner in office

Automation could widen gender pay gap

16 Jul 2019

There is a risk that automation in the workplace will widen the gender pay gap and increase inequality, an in-depth study has found.

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