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.

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

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

#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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Could DNA testing be the key to developing talent?

31 May 2019

DNA testing for ancestry and medical insights has become increasingly popular as the technology matures, but what impact could it have on talent development at work?

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What if employees could access their wages early?

13 Mar 2019

Apps that allow employees to access their salary before payday are attracting high-profile investors and signing up major employers. But...

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Does Google for Jobs signal an upheaval in recruitment marketing?

23 Jan 2019

When Google for Jobs launched in the UK last year, recruiters warned it would disrupt the online jobs market. Despite...

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How paid internships can help boost productivity and cut recruitment costs

17 Jul 2018

Hiring an intern can bag you a motivated member of staff with fresh ideas and...

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Could universal basic income ever take off in the UK?

22 May 2018

Universal basic income has been described as everything between a utopian ideal and “dangerous nonsense”, but with a trial due...

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