All items: HR policy and strategy

  • 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.

  • Five key compliance challenges for HR

    Date:
    30 June 2017

    HR departments face a constant barrage of new regulation and compliance requirements, and forthcoming developments such as GDPR will add to this burden. Chris Berry looks at five key challenges HR must deal with in the coming months.

  • Why HR should step up and support working carers

    Date:
    27 June 2017

    The UK's social care crisis was a hot topic during this month's general election, serving to highlight the growing number of people who have to juggle work with caring responsibilities. Steve Herbert, head of benefits strategy at Jelf Employee Benefits, looks at how employers can support staff who are carers.

  • Regulation and the gig economy: It is not just about worker status

    Date:
    12 May 2017

    High-profile cases involving self-employed drivers for the likes of Uber and Deliveroo have focused heavily on employment status and rights. But HR professionals must not forget that so-called gig economy workers could raise other potential legal issues.

  • The future of HR: Embrace technology, but stay human

    Date:
    11 May 2017

    Balancing HR technology with a commitment to doing good for society is critical to the future of HR. Michael Carty reports from last month's Westminster Employment Forum conference.

  • People analytics success = data + common sense

    Date:
    3 May 2017

    People analytics success requires a balance of intuitive and data-driven decision-making. Michael Carty reports from last month's Tucana People Analytics World conference in London.

  • Should every weekend be a long weekend?

    Date:
    12 April 2017

    With spring's four bank holidays fast approaching, it's easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. We examine the growing support for a shorter working week and potential benefits it could bring.

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