Unconscious bias can stop us making the best recruitment and progression decisions at work, but what if some or all of the processes involved were automated? Robert Bolton, partner at the Global HR Centre of Excellence at KPMG in the UK, examines the potential for technology to help employers shake off discrimination.
How can learning and development professionals keep pace with workers who need to be up to speed with new technologies and approaches? PluralSight's Julian Wragg argues that we need a more agile model for on-the-job learning.
Employee surveillance is becoming ever more pervasive in the workplace. New technologies make it easier to monitor employee performance and behaviour. Ian MacRae and Toni-Ann Murphy look at some of the potential problems.
Evidence shows that leadership style has a major impact on levels of employee stress. Juliette Alban-Metcalfe, an occupational psychologist and CEO of Real World Group, looks at how leaders need to change to boost employee performance and improve mental health at work.
Research proves that charismatic leaders outperform their peers. But is charisma something that can be taught, and how can organisations nurture charismatic leaders? Nikki Owen considers how this type of leadership can transform the workplace.
It's been a year since social media giant Facebook launched its first foray into workplace communication. Ajai Seghal shares how The Chemistry Group uses Workplace and the impact he believes the collaboration tool and platforms like it will have on our working lives.
The key issue behind the recent troubles at Ryanair was a failure to plan for pilots' leave. Why do so many organisations still rely on outdated systems to manage such important aspects of their business, asks Chris McCullough.
HR professionals have relied on formal grievance procedures for years, but are they still fit for purpose? In an extract from his new book, Managing Conflict, David Liddle argues that resolution policies, rather than traditional grievance procedures, have a better chance of achieving harmony in the workplace.
Building an HR function during a time of rapid growth is always a challenge, but for Lorraine Metcalf of digital media business ZPG, there was a stock market launch in the mix too. She tells Personnel Today how she has built a collaboration culture across multiple brands.
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