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Latest items in Commentary and analysis

  • How to navigate the outplacement journey

    Date:
    14 August 2017

    Outplacement used to be a service offered by employers to smooth the exit of key employees from the business. But now many organisations are using it in a more strategic way to ensure they develop the right talent and that employees emerge stronger from major changes.

  • BBC and gender pay: Why getting it right is not always simple

    Date:
    10 August 2017

    The BBC could face having to spend millions of pounds to boost the salaries of female broadcasters after stars threatened action over a gender pay divide. But this story highlights how difficult it can be to define equal or similar work when trying to ensure gender pay parity.

  • Facebook snooping on candidates? GDPR could put a stop to that

    Date:
    28 July 2017

    Employers who snoop on potential job candidates on social media could soon be breaking the law under GDPR. Ed Stacey, head of employment at PwC Legal, looks at the potential risks of screening future employees in this way.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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".

  • 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.