Engagement in the gig economy: a classic oxymoron?


If you’d have heard the term ‘gig economy’ a few years ago you’d have conjured up images of lacklustre bands travelling the country in clapped-out vans. Today, the phrase has been coined as a way of describing a workforce characterised by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs. We need […]

Good Work Plan: what are the implications for employers?


Changes in the law regarding employment rights will come into force on 6 April 2020, so it’s vital that HR teams prepare well in advance. After the flurry of announcements at the end of last year about the outcome of the Taylor Review, the Employment Rights (Employment Particulars and Paid Annual Leave) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (SI […]

How to combat the looming UK staffing crisis


The UK faces a staffing crisis and as companies continue to make common mistakes in recruitment, it’s time to consider what can be done to attract new people and retain current employees. Multiple sectors across the UK are facing staffing crises, which are anticipated to heighten post-Brexit. The hospitality industry for example, which is the fourth […]

The gig economy: how has the Government responded?


The rise of the gig economy has radically changed the modern labour market, so how should employers respond to changes proposed by the Government? With the promise of flexible hours and fast money, it’s easy to see why the so-called ‘gig economy’ has boomed in the UK in the last few years. In fact, the […]

Six ways HR teams can prepare for Brexit


The terms of Brexit may be uncertain but one thing we do know is that HR teams need to anticipate workforce changes. Steve Smith from Sterling Talent Solutions, outlines the key ways to ensure a smooth transition. With just six months to go until the UK is set to leave the EU, it’s still unclear […]

HR books for review: what has HRZone got available?


HRZone has a range of books available for review. If you would like to receive one of our business books, free of charge, please contact the editor on editor at hrzone dot com and let us know what you’re interested in. In return, we ask for a 400-700 word review of the book, its content […]