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A Return to Work: Supporting staff in retail and hospitality

A Return to Work: Supporting staff in retail and hospitality

The 12th April marks a significant day for many UK businesses - it sees non-essential companies opening their doors for the first time in months. However, with a sudden transition for employees within sectors such as retail and hospitality, how can HR support their...

Three in five workers planning to make changes to their career

Three in five workers planning to make changes to their career

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, three-fifths of staff have stated their intention to make a change to their career which is an increase compared to responses from last summer.  New research from Aviva, an insurance company, has found that the number of workers...

Third of employers say remote working has boosted productivity

Third of employers say remote working has boosted productivity

The CIPD has outlined several steps organisations must bear in mind when it comes to ensuring hybrid working is a success, maintaining employee productivity.  According to new research by the CIPD, employers have largely seen a benefit in productivity due to the shift...

How are organisations approaching the vaccine roll-out?

How are organisations approaching the vaccine roll-out?

New Gartner research has found, after questioning 227 HR leaders, over half will be monitoring the vaccine status of employees.  According to new data by Gartner, a research and advisory company, the majority (52 per cent) of surveyed companies are opting to track...

Manager burnout increased by 78 per cent in 2020

Manager burnout increased by 78 per cent in 2020

A new report analyses the impact of COVID-19 on managers including manager burnout and how new priorities have emerged in light of the pandemic.  New research by Glint and LinkedIn Learning explores how managers have coped in light of the pandemic and what areas...

Which UK cities are most eager to adopt a flexible working strategy?

Which UK cities are most eager to adopt a flexible working strategy?

New research reflects on the cities in the UK which are most likely to adopt a flexible working approach in light of lockdown restrictions phasing out.  Research by Bizspace, a company which provides regional flexible workspaces, has ranked the cities in the UK where...

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Thomas Seymour: The impact of COVID-19 on the future workforce

Thomas Seymour: The impact of COVID-19 on the future workforce

According to research by McKinsey, around 7.6 million jobs and 24 per cent of the UK workforce were at risk because of COVID-19- related lockdowns. The disrupted market has led to a soar in unemployment with it being revealed that over 307,000 people are still away...

Ruth Cornish: The pivotal role of HR during the pandemic

Ruth Cornish: The pivotal role of HR during the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the importance of human resources and people (HR) professionals unlike nothing else. Over the last year, HR practitioners (both in-house and the independents) have become a sought-after resource for anxious business leaders at firms...

Jason Fowler: How HR can make hybrid working a success

Jason Fowler: How HR can make hybrid working a success

Twelve months ago, HR teams were in sombre meeting rooms deciding what to do next. It was the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, not just in the UK, but globally, and protocol – at least for most – did not extend to COVID-19. Where once profit margins and pay...

Scott Gregory: Employee Engagement in the COVID era

Scott Gregory: Employee Engagement in the COVID era

Research over the past several decades shows that employee engagement is related to a wide range of important organisational outcomes — including absences; turnover; individual, group, and organisational performance; and total shareholder returns. Despite some...

Ron Stefanski: How to change organisational culture for the better

Ron Stefanski: How to change organisational culture for the better

Although it's a time-honored business tradition to blame the leaders when things go wrong, the truth is that usually, when organisational culture goes toxic, the problems stem from deep within the company, from its values and culture.  Sometimes organisational change...

Peter Ryding: The rise of the HR Director

Peter Ryding: The rise of the HR Director

The last few weeks have placed HR Directors once again in the spotlight. HRDs are juggling a fine balancing act between managing another lock down and working from home with home schooling whilst ensuring the well being and productivity of their employees. This is a...

Rob Harrison: Five ways businesses can combat online fatigue

Rob Harrison: Five ways businesses can combat online fatigue

Traditionally, employee experience has meant offering competitive salaries, a solid benefits package, work/life balance, and extra perks like free food and allowing dogs in the office. But with 2020 seeing the mass adoption of home working, what businesses need to do...

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