Commentary and analysis

All items: Strategic HR

  • Has political chaos made us cautious about hiring HR professionals?

    Date:
    5 July 2019

    The ongoing political uncertainty has led to a high level of caution in hiring organisations. Most HR recruitment has come from replacing leavers or for business critical projects. Henry Lee looks at the market for HR professionals during the first half of this year, and offers some advice for both recruiters and jobseekers.

  • What risks arise from employee 'tipping' apps?

    Date:
    28 June 2019

    Peer-to-peer "tipping" schemes are rising in popularity in the workplace, but these "recognise and reward" programmes should come with a note of caution, writes Marc Long.

  • International expansion: three HR essentials that get overlooked

    Date:
    27 June 2019

    With Brexit encouraging a growing number of organisations to establish themselves abroad, Ben Wright explores three people management challenges that are often ignored when companies expand quickly.

  • Police sector: Workplace culture and leadership style

    Date:
    26 June 2019

    We look at how workplace culture and leadership style are evolving in a police service facing changing challenges.

  • How can HR teams earn a place at board level?

    Date:
    30 May 2019

    If people are an organisation's most important asset, then shouldn't HR teams have a voice at senior level? Robert Hicks looks at the ongoing debate around HR's place on the board, and how the function can get more involved in key decisions.

  • Talk to the money: Why finance and HR must collaborate more

    Date:
    30 May 2019

    Analysts have discovered "a powerful link between a business's performance and the extent to which its HR and finance leaders collaborate". This HR-finance partnership is hugely valuable to organisations if only they can get it right. But new research has revealed that collaboration is proving difficult to instigate and challenging to navigate, writes Concentra Analytics' Rupert Morrison.

  • Renationalisation: what does it entail for HR?

    Date:
    28 May 2019

    Renationalisation is an increasing part of the political lexicon. As most of the probation service prepares to be returned to public ownership and scrutiny of contractors' performance across several sectors increases, Ashleigh Webber looks at what nationalisation could mean for HR.

  • How to get on a HR headhunter's radar

    Date:
    17 May 2019

    A fast-moving and unpredictable environment means solid senior HR experience is in demand. If you're looking for a career move, what's the best way to stand out to headhunters?

  • What challenges will HR face in the next 10 years?

    Date:
    29 April 2019

    Making predictions for the workplace is fraught with risk but Emma Shipp and Lynne Adams take a punt on technological change, new legislation, societal trends and, yes, Brexit, to lay out the likely challenges for HR professionals over the next 10 years.

  • How to draw up a blueprint for workforce planning

    Date:
    28 March 2019

    Workforce planning in today's chaotic labour market may feel like an uphill struggle, but a methodological approach to sourcing talent can pay off. Simon Blockley, CEO of Guidant Global, explains.

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