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All items: Strategic HR

  • How to get on a HR headhunter's radar

    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?

    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

    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.

  • Strategic workforce planning is a necessity, not a 'nice to have'

    20 March 2019

    With automation likely to see many jobs displaced in the near future, employers need to prepare now to find areas where workers' existing and emerging skills will be needed, says Kate Parker.

  • 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.

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