Commentary and analysis

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  • Has political chaos made us cautious about hiring HR professionals?

    Date:
    5 July 2019

    The ongoing political uncertainty has led to a high level of caution in hiring organisations. Most HR recruitment has come from replacing leavers or for business critical projects. Henry Lee looks at the market for HR professionals during the first half of this year, and offers some advice for both recruiters and jobseekers.

  • Five ways HR can improve cyber security

    Date:
    4 July 2019

    Following high-profile cyber crime incidents, Jon Abbott investigates how HR can minimise the cyber threat, given that employees represent a significant risk.

  • What risks arise from employee 'tipping' apps?

    Date:
    28 June 2019

    Peer-to-peer "tipping" schemes are rising in popularity in the workplace, but these "recognise and reward" programmes should come with a note of caution, writes Marc Long.

  • International expansion: three HR essentials that get overlooked

    Date:
    27 June 2019

    With Brexit encouraging a growing number of organisations to establish themselves abroad, Ben Wright explores three people management challenges that are often ignored when companies expand quickly.

  • Police sector: Workplace culture and leadership style

    Date:
    26 June 2019

    We look at how workplace culture and leadership style are evolving in a police service facing changing challenges.

  • EU settled status: how employers can help their European staff

    Date:
    20 June 2019

    Last week Personnel Today ran an opinion piece which criticised the EU Settlement Scheme, the process that EU, EEA or Swiss citizens need to follow to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. In response, immigration minister Caroline Nokes explains what the Home Office is doing to make the scheme run as smoothly as possible for individuals and employers.

  • Three things recruiters can learn from the viral Radisson Red job advert

    Date:
    13 June 2019

    A bizarre job advert calling for "creatives" to apply for a role at a hotel chain attracted plenty of online attention last week, but not always for the right reasons. Dean Sadler looks at what recruitment teams can learn from the organisation's unusual approach and why it might prove successful.

  • Does gender pay gap reporting legislation need more teeth?

    Date:
    13 June 2019

    The original aim of gender pay gap reporting was to shed light on pay discrepancies and apply enough pressure to drive gender parity in wages. But after two rounds of reporting, significant change is still to happen. Should the government sharpen its pencil, asks Ruth Thomas?

  • EU settled status scheme looks far from settled

    Date:
    12 June 2019

    The EU settled status scheme is facing an uncertain future after strong criticism by MPs, the uncertainty over the political leadership of the UK and Brexit policy. Immigration expert Chetal Patel finds that despite the instability, businesses are left with little choice but to plan on the basis that the scheme is here to stay.

  • BBC equal pay: Can employers consider experience when setting salary?

    Date:
    30 May 2019

    The BBC is once again in the spotlight after it offered a more experienced male employee a higher salary than a woman in the same role. But is it really an equal pay issue, or simply an example of an employer rewarding staff based on their experience? Ashleigh Webber reports.