All items: HR policy and strategy

  • HR analytics skills: strong demand but short supply

    Date:
    29 November 2016

    HR analytics skills are becoming a priority area for HR as data and analytics move up the HR agenda, according to research from the US Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

  • Research highlights realities of HR transformation

    Date:
    2 November 2016

    Business agility has emerged as a key driver in the technology transformation of HR, according to research among senior HR professionals in Europe.

  • If HR analytics are the answer, what are the questions?

    Date:
    27 October 2016

    More and more organisations are taking their first steps with HR analytics. A recent panel debate hosted by the London HR Connection looked at where they should set their priorities and the key issues that need to be addressed as HR builds its competence in this area.

  • Five ways employers can support employees who are carers

    Date:
    19 October 2016

    According to recent research, one worker in eight is a carer, while almost one in six has had to take time off work or work irregular hours because of caring responsibilities. We set out five ways to support carers in the workplace.

  • "Systemic barriers" are stopping women from achieving their career potential

    Date:
    11 October 2016

    So much has been written about why women earn less than men and miss out on key promotions. But, as we prepare for gender pay gap reporting, are we ignoring the real reasons for gender inequality at work, asks Catalyst Europe's Allyson Zimmermann?

  • The end of the annual appraisal: what's next for performance management?

    Date:
    11 October 2016

    A growing number of employers are shunning formal annual appraisals in favour of regular dialogue with employees. What is driving this trend and how are managers adapting to how they need to manage performance? Peter Crush investigates.

  • Are performance management systems broken?

    Date:
    11 October 2016

    The traditional "rank and yank" approach to performance management does not apply to the fast-changing environment in which most employers operate, argues Mike Straw, CEO of organisational change consultancy Achieve Breakthrough. But what can organisations do differently so the process is fairer and more collaborative?

  • Visible tattoos: is it time to relax policies on employee appearance?

    Date:
    22 September 2016

    New research on appearance at work from Acas shows that employers may be out of touch with changing public attitudes to visible tattoos, body piercings and other developments.

  • How HR analytics can transform recruitment

    Date:
    18 July 2016

    Recruitment and retention are ideal starting points for HR professionals to harness the power and potential of HR analytics, discovers Michael Carty at the recent IBM HR Summit.

  • How can the gender balance in engineering be improved?

    Date:
    4 December 2015

    Despite a raft of initiatives, there still aren't enough women entering the engineering profession. Charlie Weatherhogg, HR director of infrastructure firm AECOM, considers what can be done.

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