Commentary and analysis

All items: Strategic HR

  • Work in the metaverse: What should HR prepare for?

    Date:
    1 April 2022

    It won't be long before work in the metaverse becomes part of daily life, according to some predictions. But this does have implications for HR policies and processes, as Alex Farrell-Thomas and Olivia Sinfield explain.

  • Employee engagement and the employee experience

    Date:
    7 February 2022

    Employee engagement and employee experience are two terms often used in the same breath, but really shouldn't be, says Trevor Merriden. Both have a role to play in any successful organisation, but the meaning and significance of each has diverged since the coronavirus pandemic began, as he explains.

  • The future of the workplace: how HR is dealing with hybrid working challenges and reluctant returners

    Date:
    7 October 2021

    After 18 or more months of employees working at home, XpertHR research finds that the introduction of hybrid working is revealing challenges around collaboration, consistency, engagement, wellbeing and - in some cases - how to manage those who remain reluctant to return to the workplace, even on a hybrid basis.

  • FTSE 350 companies "could do better" on employee voice

    Date:
    25 May 2021

    Many major companies treat their corporate governance responsibilities on workforce representation as a "tick-box exercise" according to a review of current practices by the Involvement and Participation Association.

  • Virtual appraisals: Overcoming the common constraints

    Date:
    18 May 2021

    Appraisals can be daunting for both appraiser and appraisee, but they can be especially challenging in a virtual setting, when non-verbal cues cannot be read so easily. Nikki Squire, facilitator and co-founder at Strevas, outlines some of the common concerns and how to overcome them.

  • Planning the future of your workplace: Six things for HR to consider

    Date:
    26 April 2021

    The scale and duration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the enforced shift to home-based working has led many organisations to think about the future of the workplace and a move towards a hybrid or blended working model. Gemma Dale takes us through six areas for HR to consider as part of its planning process.

  • 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.

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