Commentary and analysis

All items: Managing employees/workers

  • 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.

  • Work hard, rest harder: should employers monitor rest time quality?

    3 April 2018

    Worried about Brexit squeezing UK productivity? One solution could be monitoring the quality of employees' rest time, writes Paul Dickinson.

  • Five Brexit risks employers should plan for

    27 March 2018

    With Brexit headlines seeming to contradict each other every day, employers lack certainty around workforce planning. Dan Peyton from law firm McGuireWoods looks at five areas where organisations can begin to make plans.

  • How HR can help in the battle against cyber-criminals

    21 March 2018

    Giving free rein over internet access at work does not only post reputational risks, but leaves organisations open to cyber-hackers. Alvaro Hoyos from OneLogin explains the increase in risk and how training and education can help.

  • Why fatherhood holds the key to solving the gender pay gap

    20 March 2018

    The introduction of gender pay gap reporting has shifted the onus of responsibility for solving the gender pay gap to employers. As the Women and Equality Committee publishes its report on fathers and the workplace this week, Duncan Fisher examines the issue of fathers looking after children and says it's up to employers to push for a level playing field.

  • Can we change workplace behaviour in just 21 days?

    23 February 2018

    Encouraging employees to adapt their behaviour so they can progress professionally is a sensitive, challenging task. Dan Hughes from emotional intelligence specialist JCA Global looks at how managers can support changes.

  • Why supporting all carers benefits men, women and business

    9 February 2018

    Recent research showing how women and men continue to struggle to achieve the right balance between their work and family is reviewed by ChloƩ Chambraud. She also introduces a project that aims to redress the balance of work and care between men and women.

  • Five things buried in the Good Work plan consultations

    9 February 2018

    When the Government revealed its plans to bolster workers' rights from their first day at work under its Good Work plan earlier this week, details were initially scarce.

  • Flexible working demands a training strategy rethink

    6 February 2018

    Assumptions about the effectiveness of training programmes need to be challenged as remote and flexible working patterns become more widespread, says Samantha Caine. And there must be a place for face-to-face sessions.

  • Insider threats: How an IT security company keeps itself safe

    29 January 2018

    How does an IT security company ensure its own employees don't pose a risk? With insider threats on the rise in companies, close collaboration between HR and info-security departments is key, according to Forcepoint CHRO Kristin Leary.

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