Commentary and analysis

Informed opinion, commentary and debate on HR issues.

This tool includes:

  • Expert views on HR strategy and non-legal developments.
  • Analysis of government proposals and recommendations.

Latest items in Commentary and analysis

  • Why the right benefits can help in the new war for talent

    Date:
    13 February 2018

    Employee experience has become a watchword for employers looking to recruit and retain the best staff and avoid high turnover. But they need to do more than offer juice bars and gym memberships, according to Jack Curzon of Thomson Online Benefits.

  • Why there is no quick fix for the gender pay gap

    Date:
    12 February 2018

    As the deadlines for gender pay gap reporting edge closer, organisations yet to report will be thinking carefully about how they communicate pay disparity, even if their gap is low. What can we learn from those that have reported so far - and how can employers ensure they give out the right message?

  • Why supporting all carers benefits men, women and business

    Date:
    9 February 2018

    Recent research showing how women and men continue to struggle to achieve the right balance between their work and family is reviewed by ChloƩ Chambraud. She also introduces a project that aims to redress the balance of work and care between men and women.

  • Five things buried in the Good Work plan consultations

    Date:
    9 February 2018

    When the Government revealed its plans to bolster workers' rights from their first day at work under its Good Work plan earlier this week, details were initially scarce.

  • Six take-aways from Learning Technologies 2018

    Date:
    8 February 2018

    The Learning Technologies Conference 2018 provided insight and practical tips on how L&D professionals can develop new ways of delivering learning. Here are some of the take-aways.

  • Why should candidate experience matter to business?

    Date:
    6 February 2018

    What can better candidate experiences achieve that will convince boards to invest in them? Nicola Sullivan argues that improving candidate experience adds substantial business value.

  • Flexible working demands a training strategy rethink

    Date:
    6 February 2018

    Assumptions about the effectiveness of training programmes need to be challenged as remote and flexible working patterns become more widespread, says Samantha Caine. And there must be a place for face-to-face sessions.

  • How gig economy compromises health and wellbeing of workers

    Date:
    30 January 2018

    How you're employed or hired can have a bearing on the way you're looked after by your employer, writes Tim Walsh.

  • Insider threats: How an IT security company keeps itself safe

    Date:
    29 January 2018

    How does an IT security company ensure its own employees don't pose a risk? With insider threats on the rise in companies, close collaboration between HR and info-security departments is key, according to Forcepoint CHRO Kristin Leary.

  • Public sector HR: Why digital transformation is so vital

    Date:
    26 January 2018

    Are local authorities ready for Government 2.0? Roisin Woolnough looks at how public sector employers are responding to the push to go digital and the role of HR in doing so.