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21 November 2023
Following her recent presentation on the Future of Coaching, Alison Carter reflects on the rapid rise in workplace coaching, and how employers can ensure it is both effective and appropriate to their specific workplace and employees.
Mental health at work: the employers’ role in supporting disclosure and tackling taboo topics
Jonathan Buzzeo, 16 November 2023
Why does the gender pay gap persist? A Nobel Prize winning answer
Meenakshi Krishnan, 31 October 2023
Mental health at work: taking a strategic approach
Sally Wilson, 30 October 2023
‘People leave managers, not companies’ - but is the manager really at fault?
Zofia Bajorek, 19 October 2023
Are we 'pulling more sickies' or do organisations need to focus more on 'good work'?
Zofia Bajorek, 09 October 2023
Growing the future workforce: reflections fro the IES HR Director' Retreat
Dan Lucy, 05 October 2023
Beyond the hybrid: flexible working for site-based roles
Astrid Allen, 07 September 2023
Weigh more and get paid less: why the obesity wage penalty for women matters
Stephen Bevan, 18 August 2023
Reducing health-related job loss among older workers
Stephen Bevan, 14 July 2023
Does love win at work? Reflecting on progress toward LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace
Billy Campbell, 28 June 2023
Leadership: what’s it all about?
Stephen Bevan, 21 June 2023
Unpaid carers and employment: why it’s time carers are cared for
Zofia Bajorek, 08 June 2023
The 'Great Resignation': is the grass always greener?
Stephen Bevan, 02 June 2023
SMEs and the mental health challenge
Sally Wilson, 17 May 2023
Flexible working: man’s new best friend?
Astrid Allen and Abbie Winton, 15 May 2023
Shaping a fairer world of work: reflections from the IES Annual Conference
Dan Lucy, 9 May 2023
Bullying in the workplace: why zero tolerance needs to be practised, not just preached
Stephen Bevan, 21 April 2023
Grasping the nettle: shaping a fairer world of work in complex times
Dan Lucy, 12 April 2023
Pay transparency: ‘the whole thing is a manager problem’
Duncan Brown, 3 April 2023
Health and wellbeing at work: where we are and where we want to be
Zofia Bajorek, 24 March 2023
Pay awards in 2023: the end of the going rate?
Duncan Brown, 1 March 2023
Organisational diversity & inclusion strategies: reflections from a diversity & inclusion specialist
Rob Barkworth, 5 January 2023
Lessons for HR from the public sector pay disputes? ‘It’s good to talk’
Duncan Brown, 19 December 2022
Caught in a gap - the role of empoyers in ebabling women to build better pensions
Abbie Winton, 12 December 2022
How do your line managers treat your (potential) neurodiverse staff?
Alison Carter, 07 December 2022
It's time to stop squeezing the 'squeezed middle', for everyone's benefit
Zofia Bajorek, 24 November 2022
Minimum wages: how much is enough? International learning on national minimum wages and protecting low-paid workers
Duncan Brown, 17 November 2022
Remind me again, why are higher and cost-of-living-related pay increases a bad thing?
Duncan Brown, 21 October 2022
Reward strategy 2022: from profit and cost-focus to prosperity, proper pay and compassion
Duncan Brown, 12 October 2022
World Mental Health Day: identifying three priority areas for employer action
Stephen Bevan, 10 October 2022
The ageing workforce: time for a more strategic data-driven approach?
Dan Lucy, 07 October 2022
Will management 'productivity paranoia' be the undoing of hybrid work?
Zofia Bajorek, 28 September 2022
Plan while you can: what can HR do now to prepare for recession?
Dan Lucy, 01 September 2022
‘You can’t get the staff these days!’ Or the workforce planners and human capital investors..
Duncan Brown, 18 August 2022
Regional pay in the public sector: an idea whose time has gone?
Stephen Bevan, 02 August 2022
Bonus growth: a welcome sign of caring HR management or an ineffective sticking plaster for low pay?
Duncan Brown, 27 July 2022
Talent trumps diagnosis when neurodiverse skills are supported at work
Claudia Plowden Roberts, 11 July 2022
Can more multi-year pay deals calm our industrial relations climate?
Stephen Bevan, 05 July 2022
Wellbeing at work as a collective challenge, not a problem that individuals should struggle with privately
Alison Carter, 04 July 2022
Tackling the hidden anxiety crisis among self-employed construction workers
Stephen Bevan, 16 June 2022
Hot or not? How to pass by the pitfalls and reap the rewards of hybrid hot desking
Astrid Allen, 22 May 2022
Is employee loneliness the next pandemic to challenge HR?
Zofia Bajorek, 11 May 2022
Why 2022 is HR’s moment to shine: reflections from the IES conference
Claire Campbell, 5 May 2022
‘Total reward’: a phrase past its sell-by-date in the post-pandemic economy?
Duncan Brown, 27 April 2022
Fishing in puddles: recruitment in 2022
Claire Campbell, 23 February 2022
Overcoming the barriers to living and working with cancer
Stephen Bevan, 04 February 2022
Weight-based stigma and employment – an opportunity to have your voice heard
Zofia Bajorek, 1 February 2022
New Year but same old you? Research suggests taking a look around before blaming yourself for broken resolutions
Sally Wilson, 26 January 2022
Voice, flexibility and resilience - what has HR learnt in 2021?
Claire Campbell, 16 December 2021
A coaching approach to supporting staff wellbeing in difficult working circumstances
Alison Carter, 15 December 2021
"It's the most wonderful time of the year..."
Zofia Bajorek, 13 December 2021
Working from home (again) - five lessons from the last time
Stephen Bevan, 09 December 2021
Making flexible working the default
Astrid Allen, 01 December 2021
The Great Resignation Vs The Great Retirement: Where should employers’ attention lie?
Zofia Bajorek, 29 November 2021
‘High wage, high skills, high productivity!’ Is progression in employment high enough on the employer agenda?
Zofia Bajorek, 14 October 2021
Lifting the lid on the return to workplace toolkit
Zofia Bajorek, 16 September 2021
Why ‘i-deals’ may not be idyllic for managing hybrid work
Zofia Bajorek, 23 August 2021
How to make values grow and flourish as a meaningful part of the business
Beth Mason, 18 August 2021
Inequality and in-work poverty: The new priorities for HR?
Duncan Brown, 4 August 2021
Living and working with obesity: Employers must break the cycle of workplace discrimination
Zofia Bajorek, 16 July 2021
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace: reflections from the IES conference
Zofia Bajorek, 18 June 2021
What can we learn from Auntie and the Dog about values?
Astrid Allen, 14 June 2021
Woking 9 'til 5....or 6? Or 7? Or 8?
Zofia Bajorek, 25 May 2021
Lockdown line management: new engagement strategies need to be deployed and HR support is key
Zofia Bajorek, 30 April 2021
Working from home one year on: valuable lessons have been learnt and now it’s time for employers to listen
Zofia Bajorek, 23 March 2021
Beating Obesity Stigma: A Three-step Programme
Stephen Bevan, 4 March 2021
Keeping the art of conversation alive
Zofia Bajorek , 4 February 2021
Cancer survivorship in Covid-19: A blind spot for employers?
Stephen Bevan , 4 February 2021
Work stress and Covid-19
Tejal Fatania , 11 January 2021
One for the 'road'? How can employers help staff who turn to alcohol during the latest lockdown?
Zofia Bajorek, 11 January 2021
Weight-based stigma occurs at every stage of the employment cycle – it needs to stop now
Zofia Bajorek, 30 November 2020
Workplace surveillance: one to keep an eye on?
Dan Lucy, 27 October 2020
The future of homeworking: reflections and implications
Dan Lucy, 12 October 2020
How are you feeling?
Zofia Bajorek, 9 October 2020
Making it easier for workers to do the right thing
Ed Griffin, 21 September 2020
Have HR shared services centres just caught a cold (or Covid-19)?
Peter Reilly, 18 August 2020
Why taking the slow road back to the office may make more sense
Ed Griffin, 21 July 2020
Parents, the pandemic and the perfect storm?
Dr Jasmine Kelland, 26 June 2020
Informal care & employment in ‘Lockdown’ – Are we doing enough to help?
Zofia Bajorek, 12 June 2020
Organisational re-design - HR's role in reshaping for the future
Ed Griffin, 1 June 2020
Why Now is the time to prioritise employee and personal wellbeing
James Rind, 21 May 2020
Why kindness at work should be more than just 'random acts'
Zofia Bajorek, 20 May 2020
Bullying and harassment during Covid:19 - Surely not?
Professor Duncan Lewis, 18 May 2020
What makes an effective remote manager?
Dan Lucy, 14 May 2020
All at sea? How can research on the mental health of seafarers help us cope better with 'lockdown'?
Zofia Bajorek, 30 April 2020
Preacarious work and mental wellbeing - a lurking COVID-19 threat?
Julie Vanderleyden, 29, April 2020
'When it comes to care workers, don't just applaud, pay them'....but how?
Duncan Brown, 22 April 2020
Is remote working really so bad? The benefits of working from home during Covid-19
Beth Mason, 20 April 2020
The curve steepens: COVID-19 and the social gradient for UK workers
Stephen Bevan, 14 April 2020
How to avoid the homeworking-parenting clash
Stephen Bevan, 6 April 2020
Beware the curse of the laptop warrior
Stephen Bevan, 2 April 2020
Covid-19: A time to be compassionate and rational (part 2)
Ed Griffin, 30 March 2020
Coaching for wellbeing and resilience
Alison Carter 26 March 2020
Covid-19: A time to be compassionate and rational
Ed Griffin, 19 March 2020
Combating Inequality 2: The Budget and levelling up, levelling down and levelling in
Duncan Brown, 18 March 2020
Combating the disease of extreme inequality
Peter Reilly, 06 March 2020
Obesity stigma at work - the weight of evidence is growing
Stephen Bevan, 04 March 2020
The line management conundrum - let's hug and not squeeze our line managers
Zofia Bajorek, 24 February 2020
Why governance is good and being human is ok
Ed Griffin, 24 February 2020
It's good to talk' - but is it always easy to?
Zofia Bajorek, 05 February 2020
Putting the 'being' at the heart of workplace wellbeing
Stephen Bevan, 03 February 2020
Pay and Rewards 2020: depression, hope and anger. My hopes for ‘more of’ and ‘less of’ in the decade ahead
Duncan Brown, 14 January 2020
The right to disconnect: are you switching off this Christmas?
Stephen Bevan, 19 December 2019
Party manifestos and the big jobs gamble
Ed Griffin, 09 December 2019
Guest Blog: Alcohol Awareness - What Employers Need to Know
Lauren Booker, 13 November 2019
The UK’s gender pay gap: two steps forward and one step back? Or is that two steps down and one up?
Duncan Brown, 31 October 2019
World Mental Health Day: Raising both Awareness andAction at Work
Zofia Bajorek, 10 October 2019
Job crafting: An employee led approach to job redesign
Stephen Bevan, 27 September 2019
Stop dithering, start planning!
Wendy Hirsh, 20 September 2019
What happens when you get a new boss and then your job comes to an end?
Ed Griffin, 5 September 2019
The end of retirement?
Stephen Bevan, 21 August 2019
Mental health training for managers? A case of caveat emptor
Stephen Bevan and Sally Wilson, 9th August 2019
‘Operation Preparation’: parallels between the UK’s business and employment planning for Brexit and WWII
Peter Reilly, 6th August 2019
Workforce Planning - the lost (but critical) HR capability?
Ed Griffin, 26 July 2019
Who's afraid of evidence-based HR?
Ed Griffin, 3 July 2019
Carrot or stick? How are UK employers managing absence?
Stephen Bevan, 27 June 2019
Do you trust HR (to deliver good work)?
Duncan Brown, 25 June 2019
Mind the gender pensions gap too
Duncan Brown, 18 June 2019
Closure at Ford Bridgend - what next for the workforce?
Stephen Bevan, 7 June 2019
How to retreat to progress on people management and performance
Duncan Brown, 5 June 2019
Are managers really ready for change?
Ed Griffin, 8 May 2019
The vital role of strategic people management in these uncertain times
Duncan Brown, 18 April
Barriers to re-entry: a diversity and inclusion challenge
Catherine Hogan, 8 March
My Fair(ly paid) Lady? Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Act 2
Duncan Brown, 12 February
Hiring a chief meaning officer? You're missing the point
Stephen Bevan, 16 January
Revisiting the spirit, wisdom and relevance of workforce planning pioneers
Wendy Hirsh, 13 December
The productivity puzzle: are we looking in the right place?
Stephen Bevan, 6 December
Moving from flexible working rights to effective employer practice
Rosie Gloster, 2 October
Ten years on, has HR learned any lessons from the financial crash?
Stephen Bevan, 3 September
The NHS at 70: reflections from a HR Director
Guest blog: Dean Royles, 5 July
Committing to employee mental health and wellbeing: where can employers start?
Sally Wilson, 17 May
What can HR learn from the NHS
Peter Reilly, 2 March
Mind the (real) talent gap
Duncan Brown, 31 January
Employee engagement: Dying, or a happy ending?
Duncan Brown, 15 December
Market pay supplements: sticking plasters or longer-term solutions to recruitment and retention pressures?
Catherine Rickard, 12 December
Gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps: policies and practices changing minds
Adam Elston, 16 November
Going horizontal? Where next for HR and people management?
Duncan Brown, 24 October
The alpha effect: why the civil service will soon need more part-time roles
Guest blog: Kath Atkinson, 9 October
Working with arthritis: more common than you think
Stephen Bevan, 21 August
Talent management - for the many or just the few?
Wendy Hirsh, 18 July
Is there a mental health 'time-bomb' ticking away in the public sector?
Stephen Bevan 1 June
Mind the (gender pay) gap: Will gender pay reporting make any difference?
Duncan Brown, 5 April
An opportunity to be bold for gender pay equality
Catherine Rickard, 8 March
Should HR focus more on prioritisation?
Peter Reilly, 6 March
Build bridges not walls, inclusion over diversity
Duncan Brown, 3 February
It's Financial Capability Week; what are you doing?
Catherine Rickard, 14 November
Ageing and learning in the workplace: Is age just a number?
Guest Blog: Dr Kath Atkinson, University of Leicester, 26 October
Meaningful work: Part two: How to destroy the meaning of work
Professor Katie Bailey, 6 October
Meaningful work: Part one: Where can we find it?
Professor Katie Bailey, 29 September
Post-referendum uncertainty demands a focus on employee engagement
Stephen Bevan, 30 August
Pension deficits, bond yields and quantitative easing: Why HR professionals need to take note
Stephen Bevan, 26 August
Don't get 'sniffy' with hay fever victims at work
Stephen Bevan, 24 August
Back to the future: from pay benchmarking to Brexit-induced strategic HR planning
Duncan Brown, 17 August
Poor musculoskeletal health and workforce productivity
Stephen Bevan, 5 July
Changing change management: From executive edict to empowered employees
Duncan Brown, 12 May
Older worker health - a looming crisis?
Stephen Bevan, 22 April
Moving the mountain. Can HR open minds to unlock learning?
Amanda Callen, 18 April
Gender pay gap reporting: Let's get on with it
Duncan Brown, 8 March
New year, same old problem: Low reward, engagement and productivity
Duncan Brown, 26 January
Some questions to ask yourself on International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Catherine Rickard, 3 December
Five reasons for the death of an HR practice
Penny Tamkin, 23 November
Heightism: an unacknowledged bias?
Dilys Robinson, 14 October
It's the job, stupid!
Peter Reilly, 5 October
HR Business Partners: Yes, please? No thanks? ...or somewhere just-right in-between?
Duncan Brown, 25 August
Organisation Design without the drama
Sharon Varney, 28 July
Firms offering innovative options for working families are coming up trumps
Mary Mercer, 16 June
Gender Equality: Who cares, why care?
Duncan Brown 10 June
Does ‘talent’ help or hinder?
Wendy Hirsh, 5 June
Laughing all the way to the bank
Amanda Callen, 26 May
Making analytics count
Peter Reilly, 14 May
Fair Pay: What do the Politicians and HR Directors want?
Duncan Brown, 22 April
Mary Parker Follett: an unsung heroine
Dilys Robinson, 16 April
Shared Parental Leave: Parenting revolution or business as usual?
Mary Mercer, 30 March
‘Gender Pay: A moving target’... but one where more transparency and HR action will help
Duncan Brown, 23 March 2015
What is in a name?
Peter, Reilly, 15 January
Unsung Heroes - Samuel Plimsoll
Dilys Robinson, 17 December
A visitor's eye view
Wendy Hirsh, 7 October
Strategic HR and lessons from history
Peter Reilly, 4 September
Using mediation to deal with conflict at work
Andrea Broughton, 15 July
'Bad News' and its Impact on Engagement
Dilys Robinson, 4 June
You can't always get what you want...
Linda Miller and Dilys Robinson, 23 April
Employment Law and other statutory changes - Spring 2014
Jenny Holmes: 7 April
Compassion: an on-trend phenomenon
Penny Tamkin, 3 April
Peter Reilly, 26 March
IES Perspectives on HR 2014
Mary Mercer and Peter Reilly, 30 January
Stubborn firms and poor decisions
Penny Tamkin, 18 November
Social media and HR: avoid the pitfalls and reap the benefits
Andrea Broughton, 28 October
Stop knocking the employee survey
Dilys Robinson, 11 October
Employment Law and other statutory changes - Autumn 2013
Jenny Holmes, 17 September
High-performance AND fulfilling work
Paul Fairhurst, 2 September
Heading to zero?
Peter Reilly, 5 August
Are you just paying lip service to diversity?
Mary Mercer, 2 August