All items: Work organisation

  • Workplace by Facebook: How collaboration platforms are changing the way we work

    Date:
    25 October 2017

    It's been a year since social media giant Facebook launched its first foray into workplace communication. Ajai Seghal shares how The Chemistry Group uses Workplace and the impact he believes the collaboration tool and platforms like it will have on our working lives.

  • Ryanair troubles: why lag behind when you can schedule ahead?

    Date:
    19 October 2017

    The key issue behind the recent troubles at Ryanair was a failure to plan for pilots' leave. Why do so many organisations still rely on outdated systems to manage such important aspects of their business, asks Chris McCullough.

  • Balancing work and life: Why flexibility is a two-way street

    Date:
    7 September 2017

    Even fast-growing companies need to keep an eye on retaining talented employees as their work and home responsibilities change. This goes beyond flexible working policies, argues Prezi's global head of HR, Emoke Starr.

  • Could an organisation work on a completely remote basis?

    Date:
    23 August 2017

    Most employers now embrace some form of flexible and remote working, but self-publishing company Reedsy has taken this to the extreme. Cath Everett finds out the benefits and challenges of having a completely remote workforce.

  • Acas research highlights pros and cons of flexible working

    Date:
    23 August 2017

    There are hidden benefits and drawbacks to flexible working arrangements, new research from employment adviser Acas finds. Adrian Wakeling, senior policy adviser, looks at the key messages for employers.

  • Why HR should step up and support working carers

    Date:
    27 June 2017

    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.

  • Should every weekend be a long weekend?

    Date:
    12 April 2017

    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.

  • Could "associate EU citizenship" become a worthwhile employee perk?

    Date:
    16 January 2017

    The proposal by an MEP that UK nationals could take out "associate EU citizenship" could appeal to UK employers who want to move staff around offices in different EU countries. But is it likely to be endorsed by the Government after a "hard Brexit"?

  • Why the talent function needs to work more closely with global mobility

    Date:
    15 December 2016

    International assignments play a positive role in career advancement, so why is global mobility not linked more closely to talent initiatives?

  • 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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