Commentary and analysis

All items: Managing employees/workers

  • Managing global mobility in a fast-changing world

    10 July 2018

    Posting employees globally offers them invaluable experience and breaks down borders in organisations. But how can employers keep up with such a dynamic global market? Professor Michael Dickmann, professor of International Human Resource Management at Cranfield University, explains.

  • Travel disruption: how to deal with staff who are late for work

    6 July 2018

    As emergency timetable revisions and signalling problems continue to cause chaos for rail commuters, Nicholas Le Riche and Zoe MacQueen at Bircham Dyson Bell discuss how employers can deal with issues caused by major travel disruption.

  • How courageous conversations can resolve workplace conflicts

    25 June 2018

    Why do so many managers shy away from having tough conversations with employees? Knowing what to say at the right time can help nip conflicts and other issues in the bud, explains Tania Coke from workplace mediation specialists Consensio.

  • Employment regs: what happened to the ones that got away?

    20 June 2018

    Keeping on top of employment law developments can feel like a full-time job for HR professionals, but that's just the rules and regulations that get passed. What about those pledges and policies that are still to get off the ground?

  • Why companies could be set for a flexible working revolution

    18 June 2018

    Working flexibly can be great for morale and productivity but many companies are held back by cultural obstacles. Mark Grant at Dimension Data says it's time to build a manifesto for smarter work.

  • Five principles of high-performing teams

    21 May 2018

    In a volatile environment, organisations need teams that are engaged, productive and know what they're working towards. How can we inspire team leaders to get the best out of their people?

  • How employers need to embrace flexible working to retain talent

    1 May 2018

    With the UK on the brink of a skills shortage, employers need to embrace flexible working to retain talented staff and attract an engaged workforce. Ashleigh Wight reports.

  • Team alchemy: the five psychological factors of team success

    27 April 2018

    For a team to function well and achieve the right outcomes in an effective manner, it needs good chemistry. Psychometrician Dr Kerry Schofield highlights the five key elements of a successful team.

  • Don't believe the gig economy hype, says Matthew Taylor

    24 April 2018

    The view that full-time employment is in retreat and will be subsumed by the gig economy is not borne out by the facts, Matthew Taylor argued at a recent conference. Cath Everett listened in and gauged reactions to his ideas.

  • How to maintain company culture in an era of flexible work

    9 April 2018

    If businesses are to accept the benefits of flexibility recommended by the Taylor Review, they need to be aware of their impact on company culture. Jack Curzon from Thomson Online Benefits looks at the key issues.

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