Commentary and analysis

All items: Managing employees/workers

  • 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.

  • How employers can get the best out of data scientists

    16 August 2018

    HR is under pressure to attract the best data science talent so they can unlock valuable business insights. But it's not as straightforward as it seems, as analytics recruitment specialist Kim Nilsson points out.

  • What Jeremy Hunt's faux pas tells us about cross-cultural intelligence

    6 August 2018

    It was just a slip, albeit an absurd one, but the new foreign secretary's gaffe in China this week sheds light on an often ignored but vital aspect of international business - cross-cultural understanding, writes Matthew MacLachlan of Learnlight.

  • Sickness absence dropped to record low in 2017

    1 August 2018

    The average number of sick days taken fell to an all-time low last year, as the CIPD warns "unhealthy" working practices such as presenteeism continue to be overlooked by employers.

  • Four ways employers can support neurodiversity at work

    30 July 2018

    With 700,000 people in the UK now on the autism spectrum and Morrisons having just launched a weekly "quieter hour" for autistic shoppers, Michelle Morgan considers ways employers can build a neuro-inclusive workplace and adapt to employees' needs.

  • How paid internships can help boost productivity and cut recruitment costs

    19 July 2018

    Hiring an intern can bag you a motivated member of staff with fresh ideas and new skills: a boost to productivity and your employer brand. Emma Page looks at why interns are worth paying for.

  • 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?

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