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Read our latest blog posts below to find about the latest news, developments and legislation in human resources, employment law and reward management.

Hybrid working, employment, resilience, innovation, HR, communication

The world of HR has seen nothing like it. The Covid-19 pandemic has presented challenges and pressures of a totally new kind. Yet the sector has responded with resilience, imagination and innovation … as it surely must. For some firms, the big issue has been how to manage HR issues with the workforce working remotely.

remote working, management, employer, employment law, HR, "hybrid working"

Managing employees can be challenging at the best of times. But with the prospect looming of managing hybrid employee structures – some office-bound, some remote working – the task can seem ever-more daunting. Sure – there are huge potential benefits to fostering a team that works when and where they feel most creative and safe.

communication, leadership skills, words, language, HR

Good leaders take communication seriously. They appreciate that good communication skills are not only among the most critical of soft skills. They are vital for promoting productive relations with team members and for effective negotiating.

HR, employment, recruitment, post-pandemic, Covid, business, strategy

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused business owners to look afresh at numerous traditional practices … and recruitment is no exception. Pre-pandemic, the talent landscape was already evolving, but the disruptions of the last 14 months have accelerated this evolution.

HR, collaborative working, workplace, generosity, creative working, employment, employees

The more collaborative we are in our approach to work, the more productive we are. This statement isn’t the product of idle speculation. Research by the Academy of Management has shown this to be true.

HR, Job crafting, business, workforce, human resources, midlevel manager, employee engagement

Imagine you’re a 32-year-old midlevel manager - and you’re struggling at work. But nobody would know. You are a star member of the team. Time and again, you hit your targets. You put in decent hours and get on well with everyone at work. The senior managers see you as a ‘high potential’.

When it’s time to ‘go back to work’ Employer post-pandemic obligations, Human Resources, business, Covid, corona virus

Here at the start of 2021, the dark days are very much with us. But - lockdowns, social distancing and face masks won’t last forever. That’s the good news. With the advent of long-awaited vaccinations, the light at the end of the long, dark pandemic tunnel is glowing ever larger and ever brighter.

HR for 2021, looking ahead, future tends, business development, human resources, Covid, pandemic, optimism

2020 may be a year you’ll wish to forget – and you don’t need me to explain the reasons. But just hold on a minute! Maybe it’s up to us to make 2020 a year to remember … for the sake of our businesses and our people.

Employee monitoring software, spying, HR, employees, employer, business,

Is it ethical to check if your workers are shirkers?

HR in a crisis, HR strategy, pandemic, Covid-19, workplace disruption

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the most radical social and workplace disruption that many of us are likely to face - ever.