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  • 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.

  • How can HR teams earn a place at board level?

    Date:
    30 May 2019

    If people are an organisation's most important asset, then shouldn't HR teams have a voice at senior level? Robert Hicks looks at the ongoing debate around HR's place on the board, and how the function can get more involved in key decisions.

  • Talk to the money: Why finance and HR must collaborate more

    Date:
    30 May 2019

    Analysts have discovered "a powerful link between a business's performance and the extent to which its HR and finance leaders collaborate". This HR-finance partnership is hugely valuable to organisations if only they can get it right. But new research has revealed that collaboration is proving difficult to instigate and challenging to navigate, writes Concentra Analytics' Rupert Morrison.

  • Renationalisation: what does it entail for HR?

    Date:
    28 May 2019

    Renationalisation is an increasing part of the political lexicon. As most of the probation service prepares to be returned to public ownership and scrutiny of contractors' performance across several sectors increases, Ashleigh Webber looks at what nationalisation could mean for HR.

  • How to get on a HR headhunter's radar

    Date:
    17 May 2019

    A fast-moving and unpredictable environment means solid senior HR experience is in demand. If you're looking for a career move, what's the best way to stand out to headhunters?

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