The 12 months of 2016: September
Bek Frith, December 20, 2016
As our 12 Days of Christmas countdown we look at the most interesting HR happenings over the last year
Jeremy Corbyn wins leadership challenge
Jeremy Corbyn strengthened his grip on the Labour Party when he decisively beat Owen Smith in a leadership contest.
Corbyn made waves in 2015 when he appointed Luciana Berger to the newly-created post of shadow minister for mental health, indicating an increasing focus on mental health under his leadership. HR, too, is focusing on the importance of mental wellbeing in the workplace.
HR Most Influential
HR Most Influential is an annual list that celebrates the most influential players in the field of people strategy, held at an exclusive event at Claridge's. In September two leading HR academics were inducted into HR magazine's HR Most Influential Hall of Fame; Cary Cooper and Edward Lawler.
Our pick of September:
Some employers are ditching bonuses. But is this a good idea and what are the legal implications?
What does the highly flexible 'gig economy' way of working mean for HR?
Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway, spoke on gender equality in the workplace.
The function's innovators are starting to come up with ideas for HR services that can make money externally. Our September cover story explored this shift.