Human Resources

How To Prevent Sexual Harassment And Encourage Employees To Raise Concerns

Kate Palmer | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Kate Palmer

Preventing sexual harassment is one of the most concerning elements of managing staff for many employers. Employers have an obligation to prevent this from occurring and, if it can be shown they have not taken all reasonable steps to stop this, then the employer can be found liable for employee's actions. Issues of sexual harassment can fall under the radar so employers need to take all possible steps to prevent this happening.

The Downsides Of Insecure Employment

Kate Palmer | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK
Kate Palmer

Research by the GMB Union has found that up to 10 million Britons are currently working in insecure employment. This includes roles in the 'gig econom...

How Employers Can Prevent 'Gingerism' And Other Forms Of Discrimination In The Workplace

Kate Palmer | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Kate Palmer

A Premier League manager has recently joked that the reason why his name is not linked with the bigger clubs is that he's ginger, calling it "gingerist". Some employers reading this joke may find themselves considering whether ginger haired people are protected from discrimination and we consider this below.

Love Your Work Colleagues: 10 Ways To Find Common Ground

Jen Barton | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

While lots of us dream of finding the right job - one that gets us excited about going to work each day, challenges us to perform above and beyond and...

General Election 2017: How Can Employers Deal With Politics In The Workplace?

Kate Palmer | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK
Kate Palmer

Individuals are increasingly turning to social media to express their political views, and these posts can become heated and hostile. Employers should consider implementing policies to prevent employees from using workplace social media or the employer's IT resources to harass their colleagues or attribute personal political opinions to the employer.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: What Employers Must Publish

Kate Palmer | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Kate Palmer

From 6th April 2017, large employers are under a responsibility to produce and publish a yearly report on their gender pay gap. The requirement only a...

Could Employers Do More To Support Mental Health?

Richard Daniel Curtis | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Daniel Curtis

I'm talking about the side of mental health we avoid talking about, the side that makes us feel embarrassed, the one that has a stigma and makes people feel uncomfortable - mental health problems. The truth is that throughout our lives we are very likely to experience a mental health problem, temporary or longer-term.

Shared Parental Leave - In What Ways Can Leave Be Taken?

Kate Palmer | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Parents
Kate Palmer

The major advantage of SPL is that both parents can choose to take leave off at the same time for a greater period than the initial two weeks paternity leave afforded to fathers, partners and secondary adopters. In theory, the employees themselves can decide how to divide the leave between them and this may be equally.

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 14.06.2017 | 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 20.05.2017 | 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 12.05.2017 | 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 07.04.2017 | 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 30.03.2017 | 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...