Informed opinion, commentary and debate on HR issues.

This tool includes:

  • Expert views on HR strategy and non-legal developments.
  • Analysis of government proposals and recommendations.

Latest items in Commentary and analysis

  • Three ways to prevent communication breakdown in teams

    Date:
    23 June 2017

    Employees rate bad communication as one of the key reasons they feel disengaged with employers. So how can HR support teams to have more productive conversations and understand each other better? Andrew Filev of Wrike explains.

  • Why Brexit means business for interim talent

    Date:
    15 June 2017

    Demand for interim managers has risen impressively since the UK's decision to leave the EU. Jo Sweetland, managing partner at recruitment specialists Green Park, considers why this might be the case.

  • Millennials: Is your employee experience relevant enough?

    Date:
    14 June 2017

    There are hordes of clichés around millennial workers, but which attributes should your organisation keep front of mind when hiring and retaining the best talent? Marcus Underhill of Staffcare looks at how employers can ensure their employee experience is relevant to this important generation.

  • PPMA president: What the public sector needs from the next Government

    Date:
    9 June 2017

    Caroline Nugent is the new president of the Public Services People Managers' Association (PPMA). Here, she puts forward the key areas in the public sector she feels the new Government should focus on.

  • Corbyn vs May: Leadership styles in the spotlight

    Date:
    7 June 2017

    Gloria Moss, professor of management and marketing at Buckinghamshire New University, examines the leadership styles of Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May.

  • Election 2017: where do the parties stand on employment issues?

    Date:
    5 June 2017

    What will each of the political parties do to the world of employment if they are elected? As campaigning draws to a close, we run through those policies that would most influence the employment landscape.

  • Ethnicity pay gap reporting: how would it work?

    Date:
    26 May 2017

    Both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have pledged to introduce ethnicity pay gap reporting if they come to power on 9 June. But how would this policy work in practice?

  • Tory manifesto: national retraining, national insurance holidays and more gap reporting

    Date:
    19 May 2017

    Theresa May launched the Conservative Party's 2017 election manifesto, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises. Having already laid out her plans on workers' rights earlier this week, and with many policies announced over the past year, there is not much we didn't already know. But, as is likely in any 88-page document, there are a few items of interest that may not already be on your radar.

  • Liberal Democrat manifesto: guarantees for EU workers and stricter corporate governance

    Date:
    19 May 2017

    The Liberal Democrat Party's official manifesto has been released and includes a raft of proposals around employment rights, equality and diversity, and corporate governance.

  • Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

    Date:
    17 May 2017

    The Labour Party's official manifesto has been released and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation for decades. We summarise the main points for employers.