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  • How can HR be agile in 2020?

    24 December 2019

    'Agile' has been around as an approach for decades in software development, but is spreading through organisations as they realise that all teams would benefit from working less rigidly. Alistair Shepherd explains how HR can become more agile as we enter the new year.

  • Why performance management and engagement should be linked

    20 December 2019

    Employee engagement and performance management have traditionally been two separate facets of HR's role. But both need to be better aligned for organisations to get the most from their people, argues Jim Barnett.

  • Essential HR metrics for 2020

    13 December 2019

    With data skills increasingly critical for success in the HR profession, new analysis from XpertHR reveals three priority areas for HR metrics data activities in 2020.

  • Three ways to solve the continuous performance management puzzle

    13 August 2019

    Employers are increasingly choosing regular "check-ins" rather than annual reviews to manage employee performance. But what is the best way to implement this strategy? Emil Gigov examines the emerging technology behind continuous performance management (CPM).

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

    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?

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    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.

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