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  • 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.

  • How can businesses prepare for the next social movement?

    Date:
    25 November 2020

    Were the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements predictable? If so, what's next and how should organisations prepare? Gareth Buchanan explores these issues and sets out some practical steps that organisations can take to be more inclusive.

  • Building skills the top priority for HR leaders in 2021

    Date:
    16 November 2020

    HR leaders' top priority for 2021 is to add critical skills, once the immediate threat of the Covid-19 crisis recedes, a prominent study has found, while questions emerge over trust in and quality of senior management.

  • Could a scholarship help you achieve your people goals?

    Date:
    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.

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