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  • BNY Mellon's flexible working policy review: what can HR learn?

    14 March 2019

    Last week US bank BNY Mellon informed its employees it was reversing its policy on allowing them to work from home. But what are the implications if HR decides to scrap an existing policy, and how should they go about it? Andrea London explains.

  • Why good corporate citizenship brings mutual benefits

    18 February 2019

    Businesses now recognise that good corporate social responsibility is not just about financial donations. Being a good corporate citizen can also help employees feel a better connection to your brand, argues David Logan.

  • How to ensure your HR processes don't overshadow purpose

    14 February 2019

    Jobs-to-be-Done theory focuses on the end goal rather than the process of getting there. But too often, HR professionals get bogged down in process, argues Stuart Hearn, CEO of Clear Review.

  • Acas chief: What will employees look for from work in 2019?

    7 February 2019

    Faced with an uncertain economy and little control over external events, employees seek fairness and "good work". Susan Clews, the new chief executive of conciliation service Acas, takes us through the findings of its latest poll.

  • Four ways to get creative with reward as Brexit bites

    25 January 2019

    Organisations need to attract and retain the best talent as Brexit skills shortages begin to bite. Nick Throp suggests four ways employers can be creative with their reward strategies.

  • Why SMART objective setting is not working

    18 January 2019

    Managers have been advised to use SMART objective-setting at work for years. Although it's an oft-used acronym we've lost sight of its true purpose, argues Paul Marsh.

  • Which HR metrics will matter in 2019?

    14 January 2019

    With data and analytics still at the top of the HR agenda for 2019, which are the key metrics HR should be measuring? New analysis from XpertHR Benchmarking reveals the data points HR should be focusing on.

  • Could your hiring processes be damaging your employer brand?

    14 December 2018

    In a candidate-driven market, many businesses put their trust in agencies and external recruitment partners to find the best talent. But do they know the impact these partners have on candidate experience? Juliet Eccleston, CEO of AnyGood? investigates the issues.

  • The four zones of team engagement and how to make the best of them

    13 December 2018

    Despite a huge body of research into employee engagement, little has focused on team dynamics. A team at Ashridge Executive Education has identified four zones of employee engagement in teams, but how can organisations identify these zones and use this knowledge to boost productivity?

  • Faster feedback will create a happier workplace

    10 December 2018

    Regularly assessing employee satisfaction can help create a transparent environment and allow issues to be tackled swiftly. Jim Barnett at employee engagement company Glint explains the value of getting constant feedback from staff.

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