Informed opinion, commentary and debate on HR issues.

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Latest items in Commentary and analysis

  • Internal vacancy engines: Developing the SME talent you already have

    Date:
    24 July 2017

    Many smaller organisations are too fast to recruit externally. They look for new talent outside rather than considering the people they already employ. Cath Everett looks at internal vacancy engines.

  • Finance and HR: It is time to collaborate

    Date:
    17 July 2017

    HR and finance are used to operating in silos, but marrying the two functions can bring major benefits to businesses. Kavitha Sivasubramaniam looks at how and why a collaborative approach could be the start of a happy, lifelong partnership.

  • Swipe right for the best candidate? Recruitment enters the Tinder age

    Date:
    17 July 2017

    Recruitment systems are evolving so candidates can use artificial intelligence to match themselves to roles in a similar way they might seek out a partner online. This has benefits for employers too, explains Cath Everett.

  • What can HR learn from Wimbledon?

    Date:
    14 July 2017

    As we enter the final stages of Wimbledon, the Lawn Tennis Association is a brand that lives and breathes its values. Chris Berry, CEO of CIPHR, looks at what other organisations can learn from its culture.

  • Good work or bad? Reaction to the Taylor review

    Date:
    11 July 2017

    Any much-anticipated report is likely to divide opinion, and the Taylor review of modern working practices is no different. Rob Moss relays comment from employers, unions, employment lawyers and others on the recommendations of today's review.

  • The Taylor review: What employers need to know

    Date:
    11 July 2017

    The long-awaited Taylor review of modern employment practices emerged today, introduced at a press conference hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May, who promised to look at its recommendations "very carefully and seriously".

  • How to build a digitally competent workforce

    Date:
    11 July 2017

    Transitioning from post-industrial skills to digital competence must be a strategic priority for every organisation, says Diego Martinez from cut-e.

  • Three ways HR can build capability for the challenges ahead

    Date:
    6 July 2017

    HR departments face flat or shrinking budgets yet huge expectations are placed on them in terms of digital transformation and talent management. Dorothee El-Khoury from The Hackett Group discusses key HR challenges and how they can be addressed.

  • How can we tackle low levels of employment for those with learning disabilities?

    Date:
    6 July 2017

    Learning Disability Week in June put the spotlight on low levels of employment for those with learning disabilities. Mencap's Mark Capper explains how an initiative with PageGroup could offer a new approach to getting more people with learning disabilities into work.

  • Five ways Theresa May can boost her leadership skills

    Date:
    3 July 2017

    It has been a stormy ride for Theresa May's premiership so far. Could honing her leadership skills as a successful business leader ensure her a smoother term of office? Anne Watson from In Touch Networks looks at five attributes the Prime Minister needs to demonstrate.