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16 Dec 2021
Claire Campbell reflects on a tumultuous year for HR, highlighting the value of important lessons learnt from 2021 and reasons to feel optimistic about the year ahead.
15 Dec 2021
With primary care workers once again on the frontline of a national emergency pandemic response, Dr Alison Carter reflects on a recent major evaluation study of an NHS coaching service to support frontline primary care workers as they respond to the evolving threat of Covid-19.
14 Dec 2021
On the face of it, today’s figures are some rare good news for the government, with unemployment now dropping fast towards pre-crisis levels, employment rising and more than twice as many vacancies as there were last Christmas.
13 Dec 2021
After a year off, office Christmas parties are back. Zofia Bajorek highlights the need for organisations to ensure their celebrations are inclusive for all staff whilst serving a reminder that employee recognition should take place throughout the year, not just at Christmas.
9 Dec 2021
With the government once again invoking work from home guidance where possible, Stephen Bevan reflects on evidence-based research from the first wfh ‘experiment’ and highlights the resilience and agility of managers and organisations when needing to pivot quickly to ‘keep the lights on’.
8 Dec 2021
Reviewing the events of Living Wage Week and the learning from an expert roundtable on the issue he organised recently, Duncan Brown argues that national progress needs to be extended internationally as we emerge from the pandemic.
3 Dec 2021
Becci Newton reflects on the long standing issues around remuneration and quality of work in the adult social care sector and considers a series of recommendations to improve pay and progression in employment.
1 Dec 2021
In light of the government’s open consultation on flexible working proposals coming to an end, Astrid Allen looks at the limitations of legislation versus the need for cultural change and how some progressive employers are maximising the recruitment and cost benefits that flexibility can deliver.
29 Nov 2021
Reflecting on the sharp rise in early retirement among older workers, Zofia Bajorek highlights the actions that employers can take to address the needs of these employees, and avoid losing the skills, knowledge and economic productivity that they bring to the workplace.
25 Nov 2021
Cristiana Orlando summarises findings from her recent research on the impacts of Covid-19 on youth employment and finds that despite falls in unemployment, the pandemic has seen significant deteriorations in working conditions, access to training and mental health for young people.