All items: HR policy and strategy

  • Artificial intelligence: Could an algorithm rid us of unconscious bias?

    Date:
    16 November 2017

    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.

  • Why your digital workforce needs on-the-job learning

    Date:
    15 November 2017

    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.

  • Does employee surveillance improve or impair performance?

    Date:
    8 November 2017

    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.

  • Boardroom leadership is the key to lower employee stress

    Date:
    2 November 2017

    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.

  • Is charisma the magic potion for effective leadership?

    Date:
    1 November 2017

    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.

  • Workplace by Facebook: How collaboration platforms are changing the way we work

    Date:
    25 October 2017

    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.

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 Why do so many organisations still rely on outdated systems to manage such important aspects of their business, asks Chris McCullough.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

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