Commentary and analysis

Informed opinion, commentary and debate on HR issues.

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  • Could your hiring processes be damaging your employer brand?

    Date:
    14 December 2018

    In a candidate-driven market, many businesses put their trust in agencies and external recruitment partners to find the best talent. But do they know the impact these partners have on candidate experience? Juliet Eccleston, CEO of AnyGood? investigates the issues.

  • The four zones of team engagement and how to make the best of them

    Date:
    13 December 2018

    Despite a huge body of research into employee engagement, little has focused on team dynamics. A team at Ashridge Executive Education has identified four zones of employee engagement in teams, but how can organisations identify these zones and use this knowledge to boost productivity?

  • Faster feedback will create a happier workplace

    Date:
    10 December 2018

    Regularly assessing employee satisfaction can help create a transparent environment and allow issues to be tackled swiftly. Jim Barnett at employee engagement company Glint explains the value of getting constant feedback from staff.

  • Ten ways employers can maximise their occupational health spend

    Date:
    7 December 2018

    Occupational health can bring significant expertise to bear on a wide range of workplace health and wellbeing challenges. But, like anything, an organisation's OH provision is only as good as how it is managed and supported. Charles Alberts outlines 10 ways for employers to optimise their OH provision.

  • 'Total talent management' could solve the productivity puzzle

    Date:
    3 December 2018

    Faced with uncertain access to labour and the need to reskill workers in the coming years, how can organisations take a more holistic approach to workforce planning? Richard Schofield from Alexander Mann Solutions explains the benefits of such an approach.

  • The leaving collection: the end of the whip-round?

    Date:
    30 November 2018

    The traditional collection for a departing colleague faces an uncertain future - is it dying out? Can HR do anything to influence employees' generosity? The Royal College of Nursing's David Cooper has a whip-round to find out.

  • Why diversity isn't the real key to innovation

    Date:
    29 November 2018

    While diversity is usually regarded as vital to a more innovative organisation, new ideas only come forward when employees feel part of an inclusive culture. Nic Hammarling, head of diversity at Pearn Kandola, explains.

  • Could data analytics solve the skills shortage puzzle after Brexit?

    Date:
    23 November 2018

    With all the political chaos surrounding the proposed Brexit deal, it's hardly surprising that organisations feel confused about how to build their workforce strategies from 2019 onwards.

  • Building the business case for returnships

    Date:
    21 November 2018

    Returnships are high on the corporate agenda as employers seek experienced talent and boost diversity. Emma Page looks at the advantages of running a returner programme.

  • How can employers manage changes in childcare provision?

    Date:
    14 November 2018

    The longstanding Childcare Vouchers scheme ended on 4 October and has been replaced by the government's Tax-Free Childcare scheme. How can employers navigate the new incentive and communicate the changes to staff? Julie Barker from Hawk Incentives looks at the options.