Commentary and analysis

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  • Getting the best out of a remote workforce

    4 October 2018

    Remote working is commonplace, but how should employers manage performance? Shopify's Colin Boyer talks to Roly Walter, founder of Appraisd, about remote workers and how the 12-year-old company gets the most from them.

  • Can LinkedIn's analytics tool help HR beat the talent squeeze?

    4 October 2018

    Last week, LinkedIn launched a new tool it claims will deliver "data on demand" to HR and recruitment professionals struggling to find the right talent.

  • What's the role of HR in successful business transformation?

    27 September 2018

    It's no secret that transformation is one of the biggest challenges facing organisations today, with some grappling with multiple changes at any one time. Roisin Woolnough asks Janice Miller, director of leadership programmes at Harvard Business Publishing, about HR's role in ensuring transformation is successful.

  • How on-demand data officers can help fill the knowledge gap

    4 September 2018

    Data is an invaluable resource for driving commercial decision-making yet a dearth of people with the requisite skills in the UK has prevented some businesses from exploiting their numbers to the full. On-demand chief data officers could yet prove the best way to unlock data value, writes Jason Foster.

  • Financial services: How to resolve your top three HR challenges

    30 August 2018

    With Brexit looming and AI threatening to replace roles, assessment now has a broader role to play in resolving key talent challenges in the financial services sector, says Andreas Lohff.

  • How employers can get the best out of data scientists

    16 August 2018

    HR is under pressure to attract the best data science talent so they can unlock valuable business insights. But it's not as straightforward as it seems, as analytics recruitment specialist Kim Nilsson points out.

  • Too much collaboration kills creativity

    15 August 2018

    Researchers in the US have found that collaboration among teams is welcome but that it should be limited to achieve the best results

  • How to get line managers on board with feedback

    13 August 2018

    Managers are so overwhelmed with demands that having regular feedback conversations with employees can be hard to fit in. Roly Walter from performance management software company Appraisd looks at how organisations can provide more support to managers.

  • Women's career development is as big a problem as the gender pay gap

    30 July 2018

    It's not the pay differential that really gets under the skin of female employees, it's the persistent feeling that men are valued more, and women are being denied the chance to progress, writes head of The Happiness Index Tony Latter. Providing more and better opportunities for women is the way forward, he argues.

  • How to tailor benefits to a multi-generational workforce

    24 July 2018

    Organisations increasingly employ workers from across three or four generations, which means they should be offering tailored benefits packages. James Whelan from Avantus Systems looks at how employers can use data and technology to individualise their benefits.

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