In-depth

Our In-depth articles take the time to analyse a topic in more detail – they will typically take around five to 10 minutes to read.

Is it really the end of the office?

Employees’ desire to continue working from home has prompted many firms to consider whether the office is truly necessary. But,...

Reward and recognition? The future of pay after coronavirus

12 Jun 2020

We want to give key workers a pay rise, while an unprecedented quarter of the UK workforce has had the...

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Is coronavirus the ultimate test in ethical leadership for HR?

27 May 2020

Whether it’s furlough or free healthcare, companies’ actions during the coronavirus have come under greater scrutiny than ever. Will the...

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Are cleaning services ready for the frontline?

15 May 2020

Cleaning services have moved into the spotlight as the return to the workplace accelerates. But from low wages and insecure...

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Return to work: employers’ questions answered

14 May 2020

Can our office reopen yet? Do we have to provide staff with PPE? Many concerns about the return to work...

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Crisis then calm: How coronavirus is affecting the job of HR

29 Apr 2020

Few would argue that HR teams have not been busy since the coronavirus took hold some weeks ago, but how...

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Opening doors: the benefits of recruiting ex-offenders

6 Feb 2020

With research suggesting skills shortages in some sectors are at their highest level since 2008, an increasing number of employers...

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Businesses find themselves in modern slavery limbo

22 Nov 2019

With legal action hovering over British American Tobacco, and G4S shares being blacklisted by an investment fund, it’s clear that...

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IR35: Time for the private sector to get its house in order?

16 Oct 2019

Recent decisions by major employers such as Barclays and Lloyds to bring all contractors onto payroll have ruffled feathers in...

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#MeToo at two: how far have we come?

15 Oct 2019

The #MeToo movement is two years old this week and has been influential in altering behaviour, bolstering equality and respect...

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Automation and AI: how it will actually affect the workplace

5 Sep 2019

Is there any consensus over the effects of the spread of AI over the next few years and is HR well placed to play its part in reshaping the workforce?

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Duty of care and the employee accused of wrongdoing

31 Jul 2019

All HR professionals are familiar with the stress and anxiety associated with a grievance or disciplinary process. Ashleigh Webber examines...

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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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When does keeping tabs on working time overstep the line?

2 Jul 2019

A recent ECJ case means employers will need to more closely track employee time at work. But when does concern over employees' wellbeing turn into spying on them?

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Is ethical leadership under threat from populism?

21 Jun 2019

Ethical leadership, fairness and equality are seen as vital qualities for successful organisations. But in the age of populism what if leaders no longer buy into this?

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