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  • Why robots should 'report to' HR

    8 January 2018

    The rise of artificial intelligence in the workplace poses a little-discussed question - wouldn't it be better if the HR department, not the programmers, oversaw robots? Rob Mettler suggests the idea is not as bizarre as it sounds.

  • People analytics: Six essential HR metrics for 2018

    5 January 2018

    With HR professionals identifying data and analytics as a top priority area for the profession, new analysis from XpertHR Benchmarking reveals six essential HR metrics for 2018.

  • Human capital: How to stop productivity going at a snail's pace

    14 December 2017

    The ONS reports that UK productivity levels lag behind our international partners. How can employers make the most of their human capital to move this forward? Executive coach Sarah Sweetman offers some pointers.

  • HR Tech: Why customers should be at the centre of every software investment

    8 December 2017

    Workday's VP of product strategy for EMEA, Mark Judd, used to be one of the cloud-based software vendor's customers. Now he's advising HR and IT professionals on how to invest in HR technology to achieve true business transformation. He speaks to Personnel Today about the customer-supplier relationship.

  • How will millennial managers shape the future?

    6 December 2017

    Millennial employees now dominate the workforce, and it won't be long before they're running those same organisations. So what can we expect of their leadership styles? Jose Carvalho showcases some research from American Express.

  • People analytics: How data can boost productivity and retention

    1 December 2017

    As HR accelerates to keep up with multiple changes in and outside the workplace, what role can data analytics play in creating cultures that retain the best staff and foster productivity? Jonathan Ferrar from Alderbrooke Group explains.

  • How to inspire your people in a market ruled by Brexit

    29 November 2017

    Despite the political uncertainty of Brexit, many businesses face increased demand for their products and services, but struggle to find the talent to support this growth. Outgoing chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, Kevin Green, explains why strong leadership can make all the difference.

  • Artificial intelligence: Could an algorithm rid us of unconscious bias?

    16 November 2017

    Unconscious bias can stop us making the best recruitment and progression decisions at work, but what if some or all of the processes involved were automated? Robert Bolton, partner at the Global HR Centre of Excellence at KPMG in the UK, examines the potential for technology to help employers shake off discrimination.

  • Gig economy: three ways to attract and retain freelancers

    10 November 2017

    Research shows that sought-after technical workers increasingly want to work on a freelance basis. So how can employers stand out from the crowd to attract this talent and keep skilled workers coming back? Hired's Donna Yelmokas offers three key pieces of advice.

  • Boardroom leadership is the key to lower employee stress

    2 November 2017

    Evidence shows that leadership style has a major impact on levels of employee stress. Juliette Alban-Metcalfe, an occupational psychologist and CEO of Real World Group, looks at how leaders need to change to boost employee performance and improve mental health at work.

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