"Big data" offers HR an opportunity to take a more data-driven, analytical and strategic approach to recruitment, and enables businesses to ask new kinds of questions. Traditionally, they focused on: "How has the business performed?" Now, More...19 April 2013 09:20
In today's highly competitive and lean business environment, organisations need leaders at every level to be great at what they do. Leaders must be able to make good decisions without all the information. They need to respond to competitive shifts and c More...19 April 2013 08:58
The time has come for HR to become a true profession and to base its methodology on the best scientific evidence available. The days of mindless adherence to HR dogma are over. In the first of three articles, HR consultant Paul Kearns explains More...18 April 2013 15:26
Research published today has shown that while the proportion of female directors in FTSE companies has continued to increase in the past year, the rate of increase has slowed over the past six months.
The findings were published in the latest survey More...10 April 2013 16:04
More than half of UK business leaders are creating demotivating working environments because they are struggling to cope with the pressures of the ongoing economic crisis. This is according to management consultancy Hay Group, which has today publish More...10 April 2013 10:11
The majority of organisations are planning to maintain or increase staff numbers during the next three months, despite facing continuing economic challenges. This is according to the latest Jobs Outlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Co More...28 March 2013 08:46
Job seekers focus most on salary and workplace benefits when looking for a new role, with job security now only the third most important factor, according a survey published today. The research, conducted by recruiter Randstad, found that 18% of resp More...28 March 2013 00:01
Philip Whiteley asks whether or not "HR business partners" are signing up to a simplistic view of people as no more than a "cost". Experts say that the rush by HR professionals to align with short-term business goals can lead to higher rather th More...27 March 2013 12:47
Successful benchmarking requires organisations to identify clearly what performance they want to improve, understand it fully and then select, adapt and implement the most appropriate best practice available, according to Ray Wilkinson, director of the More...20 March 2013 12:12
Severe weather has been revealed as the top cause of disruption to British businesses over the past 12 months, but managers appear to continue to underestimate it as a threat.
Indeed, despite it being identified as the top cause of business disrupti More...18 March 2013 15:01
The Public Sector People Managers' Association (PPMA) exists to promote the best HR practices across the public sector. Martin Rayson, PPMA president, explains the current issues affecting the public sector during these times of economic restraint. More...06 March 2013 10:52
Organisations must change their approach to talent development in order to successfully define and achieve their business strategies, according to a report released today by Harvard Business Publishing (HBP).
Respondents to an annual report carried More...05 March 2013 16:22
The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow in 2014. The organisers are appealing for 15,000 volunteers, with applications closing today, 28 February 2013. While the Commonwealth Games are likely to have most impact on employers in Scotland, there will More...28 February 2013 13:57
A recent survey by testing company SHL suggests that one employee in eight poses a risk to their organisation. What can HR do to identify and deal with that risk? It seems as though not a week has gone by in recent More...18 February 2013 17:37
Employees, employers and the Government are increasingly looking to resolve workplace disputes early, avoiding the need for formal or legal processes. Mediation is proven to save time, money and stress, but the implementation of a fully integrated workp More...18 February 2013 12:22
In the second of our two-part series exploring HR data and metrics, Nick Kemsley from the Centre for HR Excellence at Henley Business School looks at the final three of six practical steps any HR function can take to double the business value of the inf More...14 February 2013 13:41
It's the rare resignation that is welcomed with a bolt of lightning and cries of despair from around the globe.
But this week, the Catholic Church was left with an undeniably tricky people management issue, as its 85-year-old head, Pope Be More...12 February 2013 15:39
Nine UK workers in 10 think flexible working will become the most common employment model in the near future, with 96% of HR professionals agreeing that it will become the main model.
Despite these findings, however, a survey published today by HR r More...11 February 2013 12:38
We rely on email and social media more and more to communicate, but is it still important to develop strong face-to-face networking skills? It's hard to imagine a working day without some form of electronic communication. Even in offices that have e More...08 February 2013 15:53
In the first of our two-part series exploring HR data and metrics, Nick Kemsley from the Centre for HR Excellence at Henley Business School looks at the first three of six practical steps any HR function can take to double the business va More...07 February 2013 00:01