Commentary and analysis

All items: Strategic HR

  • There's no going back: how AI is transforming recruitment

    Date:
    22 January 2021

    The accelerated use of artificial intelligence and machine learning by recruitment specialists over the past year is creating jobs by the thousand; it's time for HR to fully embrace the new technology and work with it to avoid bias, argues AI expert Gez McGuire.

  • January blues? How to help employees speak up

    Date:
    18 January 2021

    Blue Monday might be a myth, but that doesn't mean employees' mental wellbeing should go off the radar, particularly with the pandemic challenges organisations continue to face.

  • Is remote working here to stay?

    Date:
    8 January 2021

    Nick Martindale investigates the long-term changes to working patterns and the future of the workplace following the changes brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  • Emerging HR roles to look out for in 2021

    Date:
    24 December 2020

    Earlier this year, digital solutions firm Cognizant revealed 21 HR roles that are expected to emerge over the next decade. Caroline Leroy, chief people and fulfilment officer at Payfit, outlines the ones employers are most likely to begin recruiting for in 2021.

  • How can businesses prepare for the next social movement?

    Date:
    25 November 2020

    Were the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements predictable? If so, what's next and how should organisations prepare? Gareth Buchanan explores these issues and sets out some practical steps that organisations can take to be more inclusive.

  • Building skills the top priority for HR leaders in 2021

    Date:
    16 November 2020

    HR leaders' top priority for 2021 is to add critical skills, once the immediate threat of the Covid-19 crisis recedes, a prominent study has found, while questions emerge over trust in and quality of senior management.

  • Could a scholarship help you achieve your people goals?

    Date:
    29 September 2020

    Offering a scholarship is not just for universities and other educational institutions, it could be a way to fulfil some of your organisation's HR goals. Karen Kennard explains how an employer scholarship can support increased diversity, social mobility and future talent pipelines.

  • AI and algorithms: Why the human touch is important

    Date:
    3 September 2020

    The A-level results drama last month has placed a lot of attention on how algorithms are used in decision-making. As the use of AI expands, Esther Langdon - employment lawyer at international law firm Vedder Price - looks at how organisations can make sure they get the best out of AI while keeping its outcomes fair.

  • Can remote redundancy conversations be sensitive and fair?

    Date:
    4 August 2020

    With job losses continuing to hit the headlines, many employers are wrestling with the practical issues involving redundancy consultations, and how to conduct these in a sensitive way despite restrictions. Stuart Duff looks at the role of video in difficult conversations.

  • HR resilience required during fallout from COVID-19

    Date:
    27 July 2020

    HR's role in supporting employees and the business during the expected recession will test the skills of the profession, but the experience of the 2008/09 recession can consolidate HR resilience that will benefit all.

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