Commentary and analysis

All items: Managing employees/workers

  • Why diversity isn't the real key to innovation

    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.

  • How can employers manage changes in childcare provision?

    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    The longstanding Childcare Vouchers scheme ended on 4 October and has been replaced by the government's Tax-Free Childcare scheme.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.

  • CIPD ACE 2018: Are employers putting enough trust in their staff?

    12 November 2018

    Agile working is often pitched as the solution to the UK's productivity and engagement issues, but do employers trust staff enough to deliver what is needed? Or are current flexible working policies too restrictive? Ashleigh Webber reports from the CIPD annual conference and exhibition.

  • Annual leave: Time to put a stop to 'rest-shaming'

    1 November 2018

    As many employers wind up their holiday allowances for the year, what message do you give out on taking leave? Jonathan Richards, CEO of breatheHR, believes it pays to be positive about taking holiday.

  • Employers need support around whistleblowing, argues charity

    24 October 2018

    Whistleblowing support charity Protect celebrates its 25th anniversary with a benchmarking tool that aims to help organisations build trust and improve employees' ability to air public interest concerns. Adam McCulloch reports.

  • Getting the best out of a remote workforce

    4 October 2018

    Remote working is commonplace, but how should employers manage performance? Shopify's Colin Boyer talks to Roly Walter, founder of Appraisd, about remote workers and how the 12-year-old company gets the most from them.

  • Keeping workers moving after a no-deal Brexit

    20 September 2018

    Although the Government recently confirmed UK workers' rights would remain the same in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit, there are likely to be some changes that employers with EU-based workers or staff who regularly travel overseas need to be aware of. James Medhurst and Gillian McKearney explain.

  • What are Glassdoor's reviews really telling us?

    20 September 2018

    Glassdoor's employer reviews pose a challenge to organisations: use the forum as an opportunity for more engagement and increase transparency, or rely on traditional, more controlled ways of communicating with prospective candidates. Does it foster a more open culture or just another opportunity to offload on social media? Adam McCulloch reports.

  • Brexit: How can HR keep EU workers in the UK?

    19 September 2018

    As the Brexit negotiations approach their final months, Louise Haycock provides a pragmatic analysis of what employers can do to maximise their ability to retain their EU workforce in the UK.

  • Gig economy drivers on collision course with GDPR

    16 August 2018

    Some of the major names in the development of the gig economy - such as Deliveroo, Pimlico Plumbers and Uber - may be about to find that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) interferes with core operations within their businesses, writes Seddons solicitor Harry Abrams.

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