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
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.
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 eight in 10 workers have never had expense claims challenged or declined, according to research by software company webexpenses.
Gender boardroom targets should be extended beyond the FTSE 100 to the FTSE 350, Sir Philip Hampton has urged.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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