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Should HR own customer experience?

Is it time for organisations to face up to the difficult question of who owns customer experience? Where should HR...

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Finance and HR: It’s time to collaborate

17 Jul 2017

HR and finance are used to operating in silos, but marrying the two functions can bring major benefits to businesses....

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Employer insolvency: What lessons can be learned from Jaeger’s woes?

5 Jul 2017

Jaeger’s problems are the latest warning for employers to know their duties to staff in cases of employer insolvency. Chris...

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Should every weekend be a long weekend?

12 Apr 2017

With spring’s four bank holidays fast approaching, it’s easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. Roisin...

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Is legislation the answer to fat cat bonuses and poor corporate governance?

27 Jan 2017

With employee representation off the agenda, should the Government bring in new corporate governance regulations to make executive pay fairer...

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Theresa May promises worker representatives on boards

11 Jul 2016

The UK’s next prime minister Theresa May has vowed to put worker representatives on boards of major companies and to...

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National living wage will affect half of employers

18 Nov 2015

More than half (54%) of UK employers say the national living wage will have an effect on the paybill, with the retail sector most severely affected.

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Calculating the ROI for e-learning programmes can be difficult

ROI for e-learning: Six tactics for success

23 Oct 2015

Understanding how to measure and communicate the return on investment (ROI) of an e-learning is key to ensuring a robust...

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Is too much focus on employee engagement becoming a burden?

10 Jul 2015

Employee engagement is a key performance metric for thousands of organisations. But could too high a focus on whether or...

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CIPD Manchester 2014: changing perspectives

10 Nov 2014

Key lessons for employers to take away from last week's CIPD annual conference in Manchester highlighted by Martin Couzins...

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Closer collaboration between HR and finance gets results

13 May 2014

The relationship between HR and finance has become a lot closer and more collaborative over the past three years, according...

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“Appraisals don’t work,” says former BBC HR director Lucy Adams

15 Apr 2014

Lucy Adams, the former HR director of the BBC, has slammed the annual appraisal process, claiming they don’t work and...

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Pay awards remain stuck at 2%

26 Jul 2013

Pay awards in the UK remained at 2% in the second quarter of the year, according to pay analysis from...

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Leadership development must be part of ‘skills for growth’ strategy, says report

28 Feb 2012

The Government should make leadership development a key part of its “skills for growth” strategy in order to improve the UK’s...

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Bad management costing business billions

10 Nov 2011

Bad management could be costing UK businesses more than £19 billion in lost working hours every year, according to a...

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