All items: HR policy and strategy

  • Team building: treasure hunts for the digital age

    Date:
    11 October 2016

    If, when you hear "treasure hunt", you hark back to Anneka Rice's popular 1980s game show, you are not alone. We look at treasure hunts in the digital age.

  • The end of the annual appraisal: what's next for performance management?

    Date:
    11 October 2016

    A growing number of employers are shunning formal annual appraisals in favour of regular dialogue with employees. What is driving this trend and how are managers adapting to how they need to manage performance? Peter Crush investigates.

  • Are performance management systems broken?

    Date:
    11 October 2016

    The traditional "rank and yank" approach to performance management does not apply to the fast-changing environment in which most employers operate, argues Mike Straw, CEO of organisational change consultancy Achieve Breakthrough. But what can organisations do differently so the process is fairer and more collaborative?

  • Celebrating neurodiversity at work

    Date:
    6 October 2016

    Acas head of research, Andrew Sutherland, calls on employers to change attitudes to dyslexia in the workplace and celebrate neurodiversity.

  • Is resilience training the solution to technology overload?

    Date:
    1 October 2016

    Rapid technological advancements are transforming working patterns and increasing stress and anxiety levels. Resilience training can help, explains Mandy Rutter, psychologist and head of resilience services at Validium, a provider of psychological health services.

  • Visible tattoos: is it time to relax policies on employee appearance?

    Date:
    22 September 2016

    New research on appearance at work from Acas shows that employers may be out of touch with changing public attitudes to visible tattoos, body piercings and other developments.

  • Gamification in recruitment: psychometric selection for more diverse talent

    Date:
    1 August 2016

    As companies endeavour to attract candidates with the right skills, Cath Everett looks at how gamification is helping recruiters select from a more diverse pool of talent.

  • Employee engagement: telling stories through pictures

    Date:
    18 December 2015

    Despite sites such as Instagram and Pinterest enjoying huge popularity with consumers, organisations are yet to fully embrace the power of imagery for employee engagement.

  • How a tech company inspired self-directed learning

    Date:
    14 December 2015

    Cloud services company iomart was great at building employees' technical skills, but it needed to offer more rounded training in soft skills and improve consistency of learning. Cath Everett reports on how they dealt with this challenge

  • Wearable technology: what employers need to know

    Date:
    7 July 2015

    Wearable technology, such as Google Glass, Fitbit, Jawbone and Apple Watch, can collect, analyse and share information about the wearer and the people with whom they interact. Marian Derham and Charlie Thompson from Harbottle & Lewis look at the legal impact of this technology in the workplace.

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