A key tenet of the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code is that boards should establish a method for gathering the views of the workforce and that this would normally be a director appointed from the workforce (a ‘workforce director’), a formal workforce advisory panel or a designated non-executive director.

For many, workforce directors sit uncomfortably with the traditional UK Corporate Governance framework. Nevertheless, they can provide tangible benefits to companies.

This paper seeks to explore some of the advantages provided by workforce directors together with some of the challenges ‘BLC: Workforce directors’