All items: Business challenges

  • "Systemic barriers" are stopping women from achieving their career potential

    11 October 2016

    So much has been written about why women earn less than men and miss out on key promotions. But, as we prepare for gender pay gap reporting, are we ignoring the real reasons for gender inequality at work, asks Catalyst Europe's Allyson Zimmermann?

  • How HR analytics can transform recruitment

    18 July 2016

    Recruitment and retention are ideal starting points for HR professionals to harness the power and potential of HR analytics, discovers Michael Carty at the recent IBM HR Summit.

  • How can the gender balance in engineering be improved?

    4 December 2015

    Despite a raft of initiatives, there still aren't enough women entering the engineering profession. Charlie Weatherhogg, HR director of infrastructure firm AECOM, considers what can be done.

  • The implications of Britain's ageing NHS workforce

    5 July 2013

    As the working population ages, occupational health advice can help people to stay in work for longer. Occupational health nurses Christine Long and Elizabeth Griffiths look at the effect of ageing on older nurses.

  • UK Border Agency compliance inspection visits: top 10 tips for tier 2 sponsors

    26 February 2013

    Solicitor Nisha Patel sets out some practical tips for tier 2 sponsors to follow before and during an inspection visit.

  • Reward strategy: what are the benefits of a global approach?

    13 April 2012

    For businesses that have operations in more than one country, managing their global workforce can become a complex task. XpertHR talks to three experts to find out how their organisations manage reward in an international context.

  • International: Opel/Vauxhall reaches Europe-wide restructuring agreement

    24 June 2010

    Opel/Vauxhall reached a framework agreement with its European Works Council in May 2010 to accompany a major Europe-wide restructuring programme, involving more than 8,000 job losses. The deal contains detailed investment and production commitments by the automotive multinational, along with substantial savings in labour costs.

  • Key trends and issues in employers' use of behavioural competencies

    30 March 2009

    Consultant John Milsom explores the latest trends and future relevance of employers' use of behavioural competency frameworks, such as their valuable role in communicating corporate values and objectives, and in fostering employee engagement.

  • The costs to employers of labour turnover

    10 April 2007

    This section of the IRS guide to labour turnover 2007/08 focuses on the financial impact of labour turnover. It shows how the costs of labour turnover can be calculated, and gives the latest national figures. It concludes with some examples of named employers’ labour turnover costs.

  • Benchmarking labour turnover, 2006 (1)

    17 February 2006

    Our two-part guide to labour turnover starts with coverage of the business case for managing turnover, the ways of doing so, and how to make benchmarking comparisons.

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