Commentary and analysis

All items: Strategic HR

  • How employers can get the best out of data scientists

    Date:
    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.

  • Too much collaboration kills creativity

    Date:
    15 August 2018

    Researchers in the US have found that collaboration among teams is welcome but that it should be limited to achieve the best results

  • How to get line managers on board with feedback

    Date:
    13 August 2018

    Managers are so overwhelmed with demands that having regular feedback conversations with employees can be hard to fit in. Roly Walter from performance management software company Appraisd looks at how organisations can provide more support to managers.

  • Women's career development is as big a problem as the gender pay gap

    Date:
    30 July 2018

    It's not the pay differential that really gets under the skin of female employees, it's the persistent feeling that men are valued more, and women are being denied the chance to progress, writes head of The Happiness Index Tony Latter. Providing more and better opportunities for women is the way forward, he argues.

  • How to tailor benefits to a multi-generational workforce

    Date:
    24 July 2018

    Organisations increasingly employ workers from across three or four generations, which means they should be offering tailored benefits packages. James Whelan from Avantus Systems looks at how employers can use data and technology to individualise their benefits.

  • Leading the way: Why AI will help humans find their calling

    Date:
    23 July 2018

    With predictions suggesting that AI could end up creating more jobs than it replaces in 20 years' time, how will this impact workplace dynamics? Those that adapt quickly will fare the best, argues Charles Towers-Clark.

  • Ministry of Sound launches ultra-cool London workspace

    Date:
    20 July 2018

    A new workspace in south London is aiming to raise the bar for office space that's attractive to small creative companies hoping to collaborate and network with like-minded firms. Behind it is one of the area's most forward-looking employers: the Ministry of Sound Group, writes Peter Crush.

  • Managing global mobility in a fast-changing world

    Date:
    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.

  • How employee benefits can keep gig workers engaged

    Date:
    29 June 2018

    As more organisations choose to use 'gig' workers, the workforce is becoming increasingly isolated. But how do employers keep them engaged? David Walker, chief commercial officer at Personal Group, explains how benefits can help.

  • How courageous conversations can resolve workplace conflicts

    Date:
    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.

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