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Could 2021 be the year of the freelancer?

For HR professionals looking to make the leap into self-employment, the moment might just have arrived. Insurance broker PolicyBee has uncovered that online searches for freelancers in the HR industry increased by more than 11% over the last year

Contributor: Kerri-Ann Hockley, Head of Customer Service - PolicyBee | Published: 7 February 2021

Unilever sets out plans to help build a more equitable and inclusive society

Unilever has announced a wide-ranging set of commitments and actions to help build a more equitable and inclusive society by raising living standards across its value chain, creating opportunities through inclusivity, and preparing people for the future of work.

Contributor: Jason Spiller, Editor - theHRDIRECTOR | Published: 21 January 2021

Half of remote workers are suffering from WFH fatigue

More than half of remote workers are now suffering from working from home fatigue. And this is likely to be a long term situation, with Europe entering a second lockdown and three quarters of the biggest employers now saying that remote working in some shape is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

Contributor: Simon Collins, Chair - Resilience First | Published: 15 November 2020

Where does employee empowerment fit in the future workplace strategy?

According to NTT Ltd.'s 2020 Intelligent Workplace Report ‘Shaping Employee Experiences for a World Transformed’, the pandemic has put employee wellbeing at the forefront of the business agenda. Almost four-fifths (77.6%) of UK&I-based organisations agree that home-working during the pandemic has been challenging for employees.

Contributor: Alex Bennett, Vice President of Intelligent Workplace - NTT Ltd. | Published: 2 November 2020

Management will change now people have discovered freedom and autonomy

During the health emergency brought on by Covid-19, we can observe unexpected practices and behaviours within organizations. People must now develop new skills in order to thrive in these new unexpected work environments.

Contributor: Professor Chiara Succi - ESCP Business School | Published: 13 August 2020

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CEOs and self-employed most optimistic about post-lockdown growth

The research reveals almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of leaders and managers are optimistic about the future of their organisations and only 1 per cent fear they will go out of business. The results found that 61 per cent of leaders and managers believe their organisations will continue to operate at the same size as pre-pandemic.

Contributor: Kate Cooper, Head of Research, Policy and Standards - The Institute of Leadership & Management | Published: 18 July 2020

Uncertainty breeds confusion as nation fears return to work

A 2000-person survey conducted by Cartridge Save, set out to understand how people felt about returning to work when the risk to health is still high. Is it too soon to return to work? 

Contributor: Ian Cowley, Managing Director - Cartridge Save | Published: 26 June 2020

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Returning to work, how can organisations ‘build back better’?

Businesses that want to get back to work and grow into the future must seize the current opportunity to assess where they are now and how they can improve their workplace practices to ensure sustainable development

Contributor: Dr. Peter Totterdill, Director - Workplace Innovation Europe CLG | Published: 10 June 2020

How to screen non-traditional workforces

While the debate around the future of work continues, one development that has come out of the global pandemic is the uptick in remote working. However, as flexible modes of working become embraced, there will also be a need to correctly carry out background checks on these remote and sometimes fluid workforces.

Contributor: Steve Smith, MD - Sterling EMEA | Published: 3 June 2020