Hugh Tonks, CEO of Thymometrics Limited, looks at why employee opinion surveys still matter in the age of social media.
A report released in March 2013, Social media and employee voice: the current landscape , summarises the characteristics of More...22 May 2013 11:04
Managing HR in a business where the very nature of what it does means it is going to get smaller is a challenge few might relish. But Andrew Donovan, HR director at nuclear decommissioning company Magnox, seems to take it all in his stride. At 2012's Pe More...17 May 2013 09:05
In the second of a three-part series based on Professional HR: Evidence-Based People Management and Development , author and HR consultant Paul Kearns explains why focusing on evidence-based methods is necessary to bring the HR profession into the More...13 May 2013 12:33
The Queen's Speech has unveiled a number of announcements aimed at helping employers, including a National Insurance Contributions Bill and a "Deregulation Bill" which will set out to reduce excessive red tape for businesses. The speech, delivered to More...08 May 2013 15:42
From 2014, the statutory procedure for considering flexible working requests will be replaced by a requirement on employers to deal with all requests "in a reasonable manner". Paul McMahon and Neale Tosh consider the draft Acas code, which has been prod More...08 May 2013 10:36
Too few UK companies measure the impact of their workplace wellness strategies on business and employees, a report has argued.
The report from consultancy Buck Consultants, Working well: A global survey of health promotion and workplace wellne More...04 May 2013 00:01
Radio group UKRD was recently ranked number one in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the third consecutive year. The company, which has around 270 staff, owns and operates 16 local commercial radio stations, as well as a signi More...03 May 2013 12:30
General secretary of the TUC Frances O'Grady has outlined the organisation's priorities in the lead-up to the 2015 General Election, and has highlighted the TUC's focus on the labour market and the world of work. In a statement detailing the TUC's ob More...02 May 2013 16:30
Employee wellbeing and workforce engagement are intrinsically linked, and Acas is doing its part in helping employers meet these new challenges. Occupational Health's Sarah Silcox finds out how.
Employers have recently begun to realise that staff en More...01 May 2013 00:01
Dr Nerys Williams looks at how setting key performance indicators can help occupational health service providers stay at the top of their game.
Over the last few decades, the position of OH provision has changed considerably, with the growth of outs More...01 May 2013 00:01
Mindfulness offers a host of benefits to employers and employees alike, reports mindfulness expert and coach Liz Hall.
Not that long ago, meditation was seen widely as the preserve of hippies and saffron-clad monks, unsuited for the business world. More...01 May 2013 00:00
The way local government manages its services continues to be challenged by austerity, but public-sector HR professionals are perfectly placed to drive that change. Martin Couzins returns from the Public Sector People Managers' Association's 2013 confer More...25 April 2013 15:07
"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