Commentary and analysis

Informed opinion, commentary and debate on HR issues.

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  • How rethinking executive pay can act as a catalyst for change

    Date:
    20 September 2018

    Ahead of the introduction of executive pay ratio reporting regulations next year, Jason Stockwood looks at how CEO pay could be used to ensure employees receive what they deserve and help organisations hit social and environmental targets.

  • What are Glassdoor's reviews really telling us?

    Date:
    20 September 2018

    Glassdoor's employer reviews pose a challenge to organisations: use the forum as an opportunity for more engagement and increase transparency, or rely on traditional, more controlled ways of communicating with prospective candidates. Does it foster a more open culture or just another opportunity to offload on social media? Adam McCulloch reports.

  • What does the MAC report mean for employers?

    Date:
    20 September 2018

    The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) finally published its long-awaited report this week, after it was commissioned by the Government to assess the impact of EEA migration on the UK's economy and society, as well as to consider recommendations for the UK's future immigration system. But what does the report say and what are its implications for employers?

  • Keeping workers moving after a no-deal Brexit

    Date:
    20 September 2018

    Although the Government recently confirmed UK workers' rights would remain the same in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit, there are likely to be some changes that employers with EU-based workers or staff who regularly travel overseas need to be aware of. James Medhurst and Gillian McKearney explain.

  • MAC report: New immigration system should not favour EEA migrants

    Date:
    19 September 2018

    A post-Brexit immigration system should make it easier for highly skilled workers to move to the UK and should not favour EU migrants, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has recommended.

  • Brexit: How can HR keep EU workers in the UK?

    Date:
    19 September 2018

    As the Brexit negotiations approach their final months, Louise Haycock provides a pragmatic analysis of what employers can do to maximise their ability to retain their EU workforce in the UK.

  • Learning Live 2018: Six snippets of advice for L&D professionals

    Date:
    13 September 2018

    The Learning and Performance Institute's Learning Live 2018 conference provided great insights into some of the biggest challenges facing the profession. Martin Couzins highlights six key takeaways for learning professionals.

  • How on-demand data officers can help fill the knowledge gap

    Date:
    4 September 2018

    Data is an invaluable resource for driving commercial decision-making yet a dearth of people with the requisite skills in the UK has prevented some businesses from exploiting their numbers to the full. On-demand chief data officers could yet prove the best way to unlock data value, writes Jason Foster.

  • Financial services: How to resolve your top three HR challenges

    Date:
    30 August 2018

    With Brexit looming and AI threatening to replace roles, assessment now has a broader role to play in resolving key talent challenges in the financial services sector, says Andreas Lohff.

  • How employers can get the best out of data scientists

    Date:
    16 August 2018

    HR is under pressure to attract the best data science talent so they can unlock valuable business insights. But it's not as straightforward as it seems, as analytics recruitment specialist Kim Nilsson points out.