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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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