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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Leadership development: resilience in times of trauma

    Date:
    20 January 2017

    The vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as president of the US meant that 2016 was a traumatic year. Dr Amy Armstrong looks at how leaders can use these uncertain times as opportunities to learn and develop.

  • How to make new performance management models work

    Date:
    13 December 2016

    New research shows a shift away from traditional performance management processes towards more a more agile, dialogue-based approach, so how should organisations respond?

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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

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