HR policy and strategy

Noelle MurphyEditor's message: The role of the HR department stretches from setting people policies and procedures to feeding into the business strategy.

The growth in the collection and use of HR metrics is helping HR departments to prove not only its worth in keeping organisations away from employment tribunal claims, but also in a broader strategic setting. This is a welcome shift for HR professionals and makes for an interesting time for the profession as a whole.

Noelle Murphy, senior HR practice editor

New and updated

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

    Date:
    16 November 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    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.

  • Why your digital workforce needs on-the-job learning

    Date:
    15 November 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    How can learning and development professionals keep pace with workers who need to be up to speed with new technologies and approaches? PluralSight's Julian Wragg argues that we need a more agile model for on-the-job learning.

  • More than four in 10 fiddle expenses, finds survey

    Date:
    14 November 2017
    Type:
    News

    More than eight in 10 workers have never had expense claims challenged or declined, according to research by software company webexpenses.

  • Extend gender boardroom targets to FTSE 350: Hampton-Alexander review

    Date:
    9 November 2017
    Type:
    News

    Gender boardroom targets should be extended beyond the FTSE 100 to the FTSE 350, Sir Philip Hampton has urged.

  • Does employee surveillance improve or impair performance?

    Date:
    8 November 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Employee surveillance is becoming ever more pervasive in the workplace. New technologies make it easier to monitor employee performance and behaviour. Ian MacRae and Toni-Ann Murphy look at some of the potential problems.

  • HR careers: Why did you choose to work in HR?

    Date:
    8 November 2017
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Do you work in HR because of your interest in the work, or because of a natural progression from a previous role? XpertHR research suggests an increasing trend for HR professionals to have made a conscious decision to work in HR.

  • List of XpertHR Benchmarking survey data

    Date:
    4 November 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    XpertHR's Benchmarking service enables users to access the full data behind XpertHR surveys for the first time. This table presents a complete index of links to all XpertHR benchmarking survey data now available via the XpertHR Benchmarking service, together with links to the relevant XpertHR analysis for each survey.

  • More companies hold on to key staff after mergers, says report

    Date:
    2 November 2017
    Type:
    News

    Almost four-fifths of companies that have gone through a merger or acquisition have managed to hold on to their 'acquired talent', according to a study by Willis Towers Watson.

  • Boardroom leadership is the key to lower employee stress

    Date:
    2 November 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    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.

  • Is charisma the magic potion for effective leadership?

    Date:
    1 November 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Research proves that charismatic leaders outperform their peers. But is charisma something that can be taught, and how can organisations nurture charismatic leaders? Nikki Owen considers how this type of leadership can transform the workplace.