All items: Business challenges

  • 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.

  • 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 ways men feel alienated by gender diversity debate

    Date:
    20 January 2017

    Chris Parke, CEO of coaching consultancy Talking Talent, looks at why many men feel excluded from the diversity debate and how to tackle the problem.

  • HR analytics skills: strong demand but short supply

    Date:
    29 November 2016

    HR analytics skills are becoming a priority area for HR as data and analytics move up the HR agenda, according to research from the US Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

  • If HR analytics are the answer, what are the questions?

    Date:
    27 October 2016

    More and more organisations are taking their first steps with HR analytics. A recent panel debate hosted by the London HR Connection looked at where they should set their priorities and the key issues that need to be addressed as HR builds its competence in this area.

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

    Date:
    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?

  • 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.

  • How HR analytics can transform recruitment

    Date:
    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?

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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.

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