The importance of work commitment

21 April 2020

Tricia Palmer, HR consultant, leadership expert and personal coach reviews the literature on the connection between work commitment, the work ethic and productivity.

The law on gross misconduct — part 1

6 January 2020

Gross misconduct in the workplace is a sensitive subject. HR as the employer has to exercise judgement about what constitutes the basis for dismissal on the grounds of Gross Misconduct. In this short mini-series, Engin Mustafa, Lecturer in Employment Law at Kingston University, summarises gross misconduct and explores several cases relating to gross misconduct.

Flexible working and the latest UK policy developments

25 September 2019

While flexible working potentially brings multiple benefits for individuals and organisations, take-up remains low. Claire McCartney explores the latest UK policy developments in this area and provides strong research-based practice recommendations for employers on how to improve the take-up of flexible working.

The right to disconnect from the workplace

20 August 2019

Dr Jonathan Lord, Senior Lecturer in HRM and Dr Alex Fenton, Lecturer in Digital Business at Salford Business School analyse the precarious nature of technology creeping into workers’ lives in and outside of the workplace, requiring an increasing number of employees to be permanently available through the normalisation of remote digital access.

Tackling racial disparities in the workplace

10 June 2019

How to tackle inequalities in the workplace, especially with respect to people from ethnic minorities, is the focus of much research and UK Government consultation. Claire McCartney looks at some of the workplace factors that must be addressed to achieve fairness, in particular implementing ethnicity pay reporting, and finds that, despite some progress, there is still a long way to go.

Women in the workplace — driving gender inclusion across the world

15 May 2019

While recent headlines suggest that there is still a long way to go before gender equality is achieved and maintained in senior roles in many sectors, Dianah Worman highlights the contribution of International Women’s Day and its latest campaign BalanceforBetter to making progress towards a gender balanced world.

Leader development for the leadership we need

1 March 2019

Preparing leaders to lead in today’s ambiguous times is a major challenge. Illustrating their argument with case studies, Andrew Smith and colleagues outline an approach to learning — self-managed — that enables leaders to better navigate complexity and develop the reflexive ability so vital when leading organisations going through ongoing change.