Editor'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
Updated to give 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 as the example financial year and highlight the significance of 31 March 2017 and 30 September 2017 to employers with an April-to-March financial year.
In this week's podcast, we discuss the use of social media in the recruitment process and look at the results of our recent survey on the topic.
When receptionist Nicola Thorp was sent home from an assignment for wearing flat shoes it created a flurry of debate and a subsequent parliamentary inquiry. Now the results of the inquiry have been published, what does this mean for employers who operate uniform or dress code policies?
Large private businesses, including the likes of John Lewis, Arcadia and Virgin Atlantic, should have to follow the same corporate governance requirements as public listed companies, according to MPs.
Can employers have rules on personal relationships at work? Is it harassment for a worker to ask a colleague out on a date? Is it ever appropriate for a line manager to interfere in an employee's love life? With Valentine's Day approaching, we look at 10 potential problems with workplace romances.
We discuss the problems that can occur when colleagues are in a relationship, and what HR can do to manage those issues. We also answer some commonly asked questions, including whether or not it can be harassment to ask a co-worker out on a date.
With data and analytics moving up the HR agenda for 2017, Michael Carty identifies five essential principles for an effective people analytics strategy.
What makes top-performing HR departments stand out from the rest? The Hackett Group's HR practice leader for Europe, Dorothée El-Khoury, reveals the results of its research.
More than two-fifths of employers would now be willing to consider a job share for a senior role, research by flexible working consultancy Timewise has found.
The US Embassy has revised its advice to travellers after President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration led to confusion.
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