All items: HR policy and strategy

  • 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.

  • Institute for Employment Studies outlines key HR challenges for 2017

    Date:
    6 March 2017

    HR's most pressing challenges for 2017 include getting to grips with a multi-generational workforce, taking a more prominent role in managing change and supporting innovation, according to the Institute for Employment Studies (IES).

  • Five people analytics strategy essentials for 2017

    Date:
    9 February 2017

    With data and analytics moving up the HR agenda for 2017, Michael Carty identifies five essential principles for an effective people analytics strategy.

  • Annual appraisals - good, bad or just ugly?

    Date:
    2 February 2017

    Many companies are moving away from annual appraisals towards monitoring employees' progress throughout the year. Keely Rushmore from SA Law offers advice on how to ensure that appraisals support performance instead of focusing on the negative.

  • Five things top HR functions do to support world-class businesses

    Date:
    31 January 2017

    What makes top-performing HR departments stand out from the rest? The Hackett Group's HR practice leader for Europe, Dorothée El-Khoury, reveals the results of its research.

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