Commentary and analysis

All items: Managing employees/workers

  • Gig economy legislation: What developments can we expect this year?

    3 January 2018

    2017 was a landmark year for legal developments in the gig economy. As we await the Government's full response to the Taylor review, Katherine Newman flags up the areas employers should keep an eye on this year.

  • From workers' rights to dress codes: What does 2018 have in store?

    3 January 2018

    Brexit may mean a degree of uncertainty in employment law, but what is the direction of travel in 2018? Beverley Sunderland considers the key issues likely to arise.

  • Sickness absence: plan now for the ageing workforce

    29 November 2017

    Employers need to plan for an ageing workforce where absences will be longer and employees may need to change their duties and responsibilities, argues David Hope, CEO of absence management specialist FirstCare.

  • Should employers give more holiday to non-smokers?

    23 November 2017

    A Japanese-based firm recently granted its non-smoking employees additional holiday. Should UK employers follow suit by considering introducing such a policy? Sue Kelly and Selena Arbe-Barnes from Winckworth Sherwood consider how it might work.

  • Does employee surveillance improve or impair performance?

    8 November 2017

    Employee surveillance is becoming ever more pervasive in the workplace. New technologies make it easier to monitor employee performance and behaviour. Ian MacRae and Toni-Ann Murphy look at some of the potential problems.

  • Workplace by Facebook: How collaboration platforms are changing the way we work

    25 October 2017

    It's been a year since social media giant Facebook launched its first foray into workplace communication. Ajai Seghal shares how The Chemistry Group uses Workplace and the impact he believes the collaboration tool and platforms like it will have on our working lives.

  • Ryanair troubles: why lag behind when you can schedule ahead?

    19 October 2017

    The key issue behind the recent troubles at Ryanair was a failure to plan for pilots' leave. Why do so many organisations still rely on outdated systems to manage such important aspects of their business, asks Chris McCullough.

  • Do traditional grievance procedures destroy relationships?

    18 October 2017

    HR professionals have relied on formal grievance procedures for years, but are they still fit for purpose? In an extract from his new book, Managing Conflict, David Liddle argues that resolution policies, rather than traditional grievance procedures, have a better chance of achieving harmony in the workplace.

  • Zoopla's Lorraine Metcalf: delivering a successful business transformation

    13 October 2017

    Building an HR function during a time of rapid growth is always a challenge, but for Lorraine Metcalf of digital media business ZPG, there was a stock market launch in the mix too. She tells Personnel Today how she has built a collaboration culture across multiple brands.

  • Balancing work and life: Why flexibility is a two-way street

    7 September 2017

    Even fast-growing companies need to keep an eye on retaining talented employees as their work and home responsibilities change. This goes beyond flexible working policies, argues Prezi's global head of HR, Emoke Starr.

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