All items: HR policy and strategy

  • Ryanair troubles: why lag behind when you can schedule ahead?

    Date:
    19 October 2017

    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 Why do so many organisations still rely on outdated systems to manage such important aspects of their business, asks Chris McCullough.

  • Do traditional grievance procedures destroy relationships?

    Date:
    18 October 2017

    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.

  • Zoopla's Lorraine Metcalf: delivering a successful business transformation

    Date:
    13 October 2017

    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.

  • Broken promises and emoji buttons: What's next for Sports Direct?

    Date:
    12 September 2017

    As Mike Ashley's company hits the headlines again for its working practices, can it overcome its problems or do the issues run deeper? Virginia Matthews reports.

  • Balancing work and life: Why flexibility is a two-way street

    Date:
    7 September 2017

    Even fast-growing companies need to keep an eye on retaining talented employees as their work and home responsibilities change. This goes beyond flexible working policies, argues Prezi's global head of HR, Emoke Starr.

  • Gambling problems: Reducing the risk of corporate fraud

    Date:
    29 August 2017

    Gambling has become more accessible than ever, with betting shops boasting machines that consume hundreds of pounds in minutes. Some employees are turning to workplace fraud to fund their habit, so what can employers do to protect themselves against this risk? Forensic investigations expert Andrew Durant explains.

  • Could an organisation work on a completely remote basis?

    Date:
    23 August 2017

    Most employers now embrace some form of flexible and remote working, but self-publishing company Reedsy has taken this to the extreme. Cath Everett finds out the benefits and challenges of having a completely remote workforce.

  • Acas research highlights pros and cons of flexible working

    Date:
    23 August 2017

    There are hidden benefits and drawbacks to flexible working arrangements, new research from employment adviser Acas finds. Adrian Wakeling, senior policy adviser, looks at the key messages for employers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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