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  • Could a scholarship help you achieve your people goals?

    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

    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?

    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

    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.

  • Workforce planning during coronavirus: Strategies for planning in flexibility

    11 June 2020

    The uncertainty around coronavirus (COVID-19) has made decisions around employment extremely difficult. We show how HR can build flexibility into the workforce.

  • People analytics and HR lead the way through the coronavirus pandemic

    5 May 2020

    The People Analytics and Future of Work (PAFOW) conference profiled initiatives that are helping organisations around the world use data to deal with workforce issues caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Michael Carty reports.

  • Employer branding: attracting talent during the lockdown

    30 April 2020

    Businesses that continue to attract top talent will have a greater ability to recover after coronavirus restrictions are loosened. But how can they ensure they have a strong brand and are engaging with candidates while most are working at home? Jasmine Yule and Angela Lewis of recruitment firm Morgan McKinley offer some advice.

  • Going beyond "thank you" to recognise staff during the coronavirus pandemic

    30 April 2020

    As we come to the end of six weeks of coronavirus lockdown, HR reports that employee engagement is high. But what are the most innovative employers doing to maintain this?

  • Crisis then calm: How coronavirus is affecting the job of HR

    29 April 2020

    Few would argue that HR teams have not been busy since the coronavirus took hold some weeks ago, but how has this affected how they manage their teams and allocate resource? Jo Faragher examines the outbreak's impact on the role of HR.

  • Ten issues for HR to consider when the coronavirus lockdown ends

    28 April 2020

    HR needs to begin planning how it will manage a return to work when government coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are lifted. Here are 10 areas to think about now.

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