Employment policies face an uncertain future after the general election ended in a hung parliament, with the Conservative party unable to win the 326 seats required to command a majority in the House of Commons.
Employers should commit to employing 12% more employees over the age of 50 by 2022, according to Andy Briggs, the Government's business champion for older workers.
Balancing HR technology with a commitment to doing good for society is critical to the future of HR. Michael Carty reports from last month's Westminster Employment Forum conference.
For those involved with the hiring, development and retention of key employees, there are challenging times ahead. Talent analyst Mervyn Dinnen examines the changing landscape for talent acquisition and management and provides four key areas where HR's approach needs to change.
People analytics success requires a balance of intuitive and data-driven decision-making. Michael Carty reports from last month's Tucana People Analytics World conference in London.
A recent legal case involving messaging service WhatsApp raises issues about monitoring employee communications. Nick Le Riche, a partner at Bircham Dyson Bell, offers practical tips on balancing employees' privacy rights with employers' need to protect confidential data.
Fatalities in the workplace are a challenge for HR and the stakes are high with the potential for criminal charges, large fines and imprisonment. Andrew Katzen and Claire Wallace from Kickman & Rose solicitors offer a case study with lessons on how to manage each stage of an organisation's response.
If employees aren't working out, managers can be impatient to move them out of the organisation. Ed Stacey of PwC Legal looks at how HR can strike a balance between supporting the needs of the business while managing potential legal and reputation risks.
Our annual survey of priorities on the HR agenda finds symmetry across sectors, with learning and development headlining across the board.
HR's most pressing challenges for 2017 include getting to grips with a multi-generational workforce, taking a more prominent role in managing change and supporting innovation, according to the Institute for Employment Studies (IES).