HR consultant Paul Kearns concludes his three-part series of articles on HR professionalism by asking if HR can combine its role of administrative support function with its remit to drive the people aspects of organisational strategy. Prof More...31 May 2013 08:53
Just over a quarter (26%) of HR directors describe their own HR function as ineffective, according to a survey of HR leaders across the public and private sectors. Thirty-seven per cent of HR directors also say the purpose and values of their de More...31 May 2013 00:01
In the first of a series of articles on the role of HR, Personnel Today asks: Does HR run the risk of taking its eye off the basics by focusing too much on strategy?
Talk to people outside the HR function about what HR does and many of them will sa More...28 May 2013 12:55
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
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
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
"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
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
Were you to sit 100 CEOs down and connect them to polygraphs, you may not see a discernible movement of the needle when you ask them questions like "what do you think about performance management?" and "will you to endorse a line management capability p More...30 January 2013 11:58
The Olympics and Paralympics may be over, but the successes will be hard to forget. Jez Langhorn, vice-president of people at McDonald's, reflects on a summer of achievements in London.
At the close of the Olympic Games, Jacques Rogge, president of More...24 October 2012 16:56
HR teams are failing to drive business growth because they are unable to cope with business needs, and are failing to deliver a return on investment, according to a report published today by KPMG.
Published in association with the Economis More...15 October 2012 13:29
The desire to be "strategic" has engulfed many HR departments. Usually what they mean by this is the deployment of their professional knowledge and skills, working with managers, to do things that will improve the organisation in some way. Personally, I More...03 September 2012 17:08