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May/June 2022 Contents

Contents May/June


26 EasyJet’s Ella Bennett outlines how the airline has taken off after the Covid pandemic storm

36 Could apprenticeships be the answer to solving your skills shortages?

42 Is your organisation’s pension scheme Sharia-compliant?

30 The organisational risks topping HR’s agenda over the next decade

News and analysis 4 Leader article

HR is the people profession – so professionals have the responsibility to guide people through the financial crisis 6 HR news briefing

Female workforce under stress, using video CVs in recruitment, multiple jobs for low-income workers 11 Hot topic

Are anti-woke organisations on the rise? 12 News analysis

In the light of ‘porngate’, should HR police everything staff get up to at work?

Comment 14 In the HR hot seat

Agile has arrived and is here to stay – and HR needs to be at the heart of it 17 Academic view

If processes are slow, it might be time for a sludge audit 19 Legal ease

Adoptive parents, surrogate and intended parents – what HR needs to know 20Have your say

What HR can do to help dyslexic employees and age-based assumptions

Strategic HR 22Cover Story

How employers are tackling social mobility as part of building a fairer workplace

26Profile interview

EasyJet’s Ella Bennett on the airline’s recovery after Covid 30Risk management

What will be topping HR’s agenda in the next decade 34HREX Awards

Give your HR heroes the chance to shine as the 2022 awards open for entries 36Webinar

Solving skills shortages with apprenticeships 38Different slant

A sense of community could be key to keeping top talent

Operational efficiency 42Pensions

Providing Sharia-compliant pensions for Muslim staff

Personal development 44People moves

Who's gone where 46Resources

Business books and HR’s D&I clinic 47 Future leader

What the HRD of tomorrow thinks 48Lessons from the C-suite

Pascale Harvie, senior vice president, Justgiving 50 How I got here

Fiona Mullan, chief people officer, Bloom & Wild

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