HR in the U.K.

Knowing about similarities, differences across the pond can help HR practitioners
By Brian Kreissl
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/20/2011

While I’ve never worked in HR in the United Kingdom, I have studied U.K. labour and employment law. I’ve also lived, worked, studied and travelled in the British Isles.

Although there are a lot of similarities with Canada, the daily experiences of work life are a bit dissimilar, including the culture and demographics, the legal and regulatory environment, the education system and the economy. Those factors mean working as an HR practitioner in the U.K. is bound to be somewhat different than Canada.

Culture and demographics