Human Resources

Major Changes Taking Place To Trade Union Laws

Kate Palmer | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Kate Palmer

Lately, it appears that a week doesn't go by without news of more strike action taking place across the country, from junior doctors to train drivers ...

Religious Discrimination In The Workplace

Kate Palmer | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Kate Palmer

A test carried out by the BBC has found that a job seeker with an English name was offered triple the number of interviews than an identical applicant...

The Shifting Paradigm Of Younger Workforce In Choosing Employer Of Their Choice

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

One may say that having superior and talented human resources is what it takes for a business to succeed. And it is undeniably true. Employing superior workforce is vital in delivering company's missions to bring about the best performance. Not only the highly educated, any leading firm in the market will need people who are talented, creative, and passionate about what they do.

How Can Employers Ensure There Is No Dress Code Discrimination In The Workplace?

Kate Palmer | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK
Kate Palmer

A report calling for urgent action against discriminatory dress codes has been released this week. The Petitions Committee and Women and Equalities Co...

The Gift Of Giving.... Time!

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

So the holiday season is almost upon us - and many working women, despite all the well intentioned planning, end up concluding that there are just not...

Authentic Leadership For The Post-Trump Post-Brexit Age

Robert Hutchinson | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Politics
Robert Hutchinson

A shift from celebrity leadership to servant leadership will position politics and organisations to face into the future not into the past; to tackle the known and as yet unknown challenges that lie ahead in the 21st Century.

Breastfeeding At Work - What Employers Need To Consider

Kate Palmer | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Palmer

A report by the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative has called on the government to introduce legislation to allow reasonable breastfeeding breaks and ensure suitable facilities for breastfeeding or expressing in the workplace.

You Don't Succeed By Working 130 Hours Each Week

Mark Hillary | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK
Mark Hillary

There are 168 hours in total in one week. If you sleep for eight hours each night then the total time left in a week is just 112 hours - less that the 130 hours that Mayer suggests it is possible to be at work. The idea that working all night is something that should be regularly expected is also nonsense.

Should You Tell Your Boss If You Have Cancer?

Professor Gordon Wishart | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Gordon Wishart

Under the current legislation you don't have to tell your boss if you have cancer. The worry for many people is what it means for their career - will they be written off, never again seen as an effective, 'can-do' employee?

Would You Reply to Your LinkedIn Inmail?

Ben Slater | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Slater

It's a nice idea. In theory, it democratizes networking. Anyone can talk to anyone. In practice, it's led to the temptation to spam large groups of candidates in the hope that a few will be interested.

Six Recruiting Mistakes You Might Be Making Everyday

Ben Slater | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Ben Slater

"I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day, you bet on people, not on strategies" -...

Are You Ready for the Character Interview?

Edith Bryan | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK
Edith Bryan

Have you experienced character based questions at interview? How did you get on? What do you think about employers assessing your personality and values? Should the selection process be purely competency based?

Lost for Words

Caragh Little | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

I haven't written for ages. I've written almost nothing this year, apart from work-related items and to-do lists. It's not so much that I gave up writing for Lent as that writing gave up on me... there's been so much going on that I have struggled to find the words to quantify it all.

Are We Serious About Valuing Older Workers? Lessons From Robert de Niro

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

On a recent flight over to the US I watched the 2015 movie 'The Intern' - not Oscar winning stuff but a tongue in cheek reminder of what embracing mul...

Has 'The Apprentice' Shaped Corporate Culture?

Mark Hillary | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Mark Hillary

I met a friend in London recently for a few drinks and a chat about what he has been up to recently. He is a professional working in sales and said th...

Do's and Don'ts When Discussing Stress with an Employee

Katie Buckingham | Posted 07.01.2017 | UK
Katie Buckingham

Mental Health remains a taboo subject within the community and this extends into the workplace. Most employers/managers are still afraid to talk about...

Women in Business Q&A: Ashley Goldsmith, Chief Human Resources Officer, Workday

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK
Laura Dunn

Workday Ashley Goldsmith is chief human resources officer at Workday and has global responsibility for all human resources functions, internal commun...

Ssssshhhhhh! It's a Secret: Why Students Are So Reluctant to Be Open About Their Disability With Employers

Helen Cooke | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Helen Cooke

When I was applying for graduate jobs I clearly remember filling in one of the application forms that asked me: do you consider yourself to have a disability? There was a box to tick if you did. I had no idea why they wanted to know and my immediate assumption was that if I ticked the box, they wouldn't want me.

What Does Neuroscience Say is Wrong With HR?

Amy Brann | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Brann

When you look at some organisations you see core principles cascading through everything they do. This tends to be more likely in a small or an entrepreneurial company but it doesn't have to be limited to here. It is undesirable from a brain perspective to have conflicting messages coming you from every direction.

Is It Ever OK to Ask About Parental Leave in a Job Interview?

Leigh Lafever-Ayer | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Lafever-Ayer

Recent legislation has introduced shared parental leave but women are as worried as ever about the impact of parenthood on their job and still believe having children will affect their career progression.

Tempted to Leave Your Job? Maybe You Need More Autonomy at Work.

Charlie Mowat | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK
Charlie Mowat

I'm particularly interested in autonomy, the need people have to choose and be in control of the things they do. In the workplace, this means a sense of ownership over tasks.

Time to Face up to Employee Fraud

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Blind trust is the belief that an employee with access to company accounts chooses to stay late and work weekends, unobserved, out of selfless devotion. Professional scepticism is what allows those motives to be questioned, possibly using discrete checks.

Why More Employers Should Make a Flexible Working Resolution

Octavia Holland | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Octavia Holland

Unfortunately, despite all the benefits for staff and employers, well-paid and secure flexible work arrangements still prove elusive. Many employers remain faithful to the 9 to 5: after all, for years now, it's been the way to make a living.

Corporate UK's Wellness Agenda: A Case for Radical Innovation

Priyam Sharma | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Priyam Sharma

The present health crisis in the UK is a national issue and one that employers need to play an active role in managing. Among the several factors contributing to its current state, obesity and stress are said to be at the top of the list as the UK now faces an unprecedented public health crisis.

How Important Is Data Analytics to the Future of HR?

Mark Braund | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

Having discussed harnessing social media, enabling internal knowledge creation and leveraging social capital in previous articles, it seems a logical topic to cover next is to address one the key players in this debate and how they interplay with advances in data analytics and technology: Human Resources.