All items: HR policy and strategy

  • 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.

  • Microchipping workers: What are the moral, practical and legal implications?

    Date:
    22 August 2017

    Three Square Market, a Wisconsin-based tech company, recently became one of the first in the world to microchip staff. David Sheppard, associate at Capital Law, looks at the employment law implications of this controversial move.

  • 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.

  • Three ways HR can build capability for the challenges ahead

    Date:
    6 July 2017

    HR departments face flat or shrinking budgets yet huge expectations are placed on them in terms of digital transformation and talent management. Dorothee El-Khoury from The Hackett Group discusses key HR challenges and how they can be addressed.

  • Technology is disrupting work, but what do staff think?

    Date:
    1 July 2017

    How is the world of work changing? Perhaps more importantly, how do staff perceive it to be changing? ADP president Don McGuire shares the software company's large-scale annual research findings of employees' attitudes to work.

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