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What does the general election mean for HR managers in the UK?
Bharat Jain • 

What does the general election mean for HR managers in the UK?

We can’t predict the result of the 2024 General Election – but we can take a look at what different results could mean for HR and employment law.

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What does AI mean for HR
John Crowley • 

What does AI mean for HR?

Is AI just another buzzword, or is it going to change the world? And what does this mean for HR professionals? Today’s article looks at how the next few years of AI and HR will come together.

A third of workers are “pulling sickies” – how should HR react?
Petru Tinca • 

A third of workers are “pulling sickies” – how should HR react?

Over 30% of employees admit to calling in sick, when they’re not actually sick. This article looks at the reasons why, and how HR can help to address this.

Day One Flexible Working Right
Abbi Melville • 

How to seamlessly incorporate the new ‘Day One Flexible Working Right’ into your business

On 6th April 2024, the UK introduced day-one flexible working rights – giving employees the right to request flexible working on the same day they start a job.

Do coffee breaks really increase productivity
Petru Tinca • 

Do coffee breaks really increase productivity?

Do you shudder every time one of your team members heads to the coffee station? Maybe you shouldn’t – coffee breaks could increase productivity by up to 23%.

Six signs to spot a flight risk employee
Abbi Melville • 

Six signs to spot a flight risk employee

Around one in three UK employees are considered a “flight risk” – either looking for new work, or open to new work. Here are six signs to help you spot them.

Can HR give a bad reference in the UK?
Abbi Melville • 

Can HR give a bad reference in the UK?

Can HR managers in the UK give a bad reference? It’s not strictly illegal – but you may land yourself in legal hot water, so caution is advised!

Five useful reports HR should be producing
Abbi Melville • 

Five useful reports HR should be producing

Everybody has questions for HR. So here are five useful reports that HR should be producing to show a useful picture of their workforce.

Six HR trends to watch in 2024
Abbi Melville • 

Six HR trends to watch in 2024

Happy new year! To kick off 2024, we’ve dug into some of the latest research to bring you six trends we expect HR to see over the next 12 months.

Are degrees going out of fashion with employers?
Abbi Melville • 

Are degrees going out of fashion with employers?

The number of employers requiring a 2:1 degree from candidates has dropped to less than half for the first time in history. Are degrees going out of fashion?