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  • IR35: Time for the private sector to get its house in order?

    Date:
    17 October 2019

    Recent decisions by major employers to bring all contractors onto payroll have ruffled feathers in the contractor community. Six months before IR35 legislation is extended to the private sector, do employers face a talent drain or can they still engage with a flexible, self-employed workforce without facing the wrath of HMRC? Jo Faragher investigates.

  • How to tackle imposter syndrome and 'modern racism'

    Date:
    20 September 2019

    It's not unusual for black people and those from ethnic minority backgrounds to feel they don't belong in certain workplaces. Such insecurities can lead to self-doubt and stress, but there are ways of preventing these feelings affecting work and relationships, writes Binna Kandola.

  • Seven ways to create an awesome candidate experience

    Date:
    11 September 2019

    Despite many employers making efforts to improve their candidate experience, some still fall short on the simplest aspects. Lee Biggins, chief executive of CV-Library, shares seven tips to help ensure that even unsuccessful candidates leave with a good impression of your business.

  • Can an algorithm eradicate bias in our decision making?

    Date:
    29 August 2019

    It's tempting to assume that artificial intelligence and machine learning can ensure HR's decisions in key areas such as recruitment and performance management are completely unbiased. But there are still vulnerabilities, argues Jonathan Rennie - employment partner at UK law firm TLT.

  • Three ways to solve the continuous performance management puzzle

    Date:
    13 August 2019

    Employers are increasingly choosing regular "check-ins" rather than annual reviews to manage employee performance. But what is the best way to implement this strategy? Emil Gigov examines the emerging technology behind continuous performance management (CPM).

  • Five paradoxes of global remote working

    Date:
    1 August 2019

    As workforces become more dispersed and global, it's easy to assume employees can manage on their own and take charge of their working day. But, as Hannah Prince - business psychologist at Insights Learning and Development - explains, there are a number of unexpected areas where HR may need to step in.

  • Menopause support in the police sector

    Date:
    31 July 2019

    We look at how the menopause can affect women working in the police sector and some of the initiatives that are being taken to support them.

  • Never mind the gender pay gap: here's the gender pensions gap

    Date:
    26 July 2019

    There have been exhaustive discussions on the gender pay gap, but what about the huge chasm between women's pension wealth and what men are able to accumulate for retirement? Nikki Thompson explains.

  • How recruitment technology can help boost social mobility

    Date:
    25 July 2019

    The causes of poor social mobility are deep-rooted and complex, but that doesn't mean employers can't do more to attract a diverse talent pool. Jodie Grove explains how technology can break down some of the barriers preventing candidates from applying for certain roles.

  • 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.

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