HR practice

Too much collaboration kills creativity

Researchers in the US have found that collaboration among teams is welcome but that it should be limited to achieve...

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How smartphones can land employers in the dock

13 Aug 2018

Smartphones are encouraging employees to exceed the number of hours they are contracted to work, which in some cases could...

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How to get line managers on board with feedback

8 Aug 2018

Managers are so overwhelmed with demands that having regular feedback conversations with employees can be hard to fit in. Roly...

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High number of non-disclosure agreements signed by TfL leavers

6 Aug 2018

More than 800 employees who left Transport for London in 2017-18 signed non-disclosure agreements, it has emerged, sparking sharp criticism

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Improve wellbeing by becoming ‘conversationally intelligent’

3 Aug 2018

Workplace conversations happen all the time of course, but “good” conversation – talking that makes change happen or calms conflict...

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What Jeremy Hunt’s faux pas tells us about cross-cultural intelligence

2 Aug 2018

It was just a slip, albeit an absurd one, but the new foreign secretary’s gaffe in China this week sheds...

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Sickness absence dropped to record low in 2017

31 Jul 2018

The average number of sick days taken fell to an all-time low last year, as the CIPD warns “unhealthy” working...

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MPs call for maximum workplace temperature to be set

26 Jul 2018

As the heatwave continues across the UK, MPs have urged the government to introduce a maximum workplace temperature – especially...

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The heat is on: six summer employment issues

26 Jul 2018

MPs on the House of Commons environmental audit committee have urged Public Health England to advise employers to allow flexible...

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Why boardrooms must get a grip on occupational fraud

25 Jul 2018

In light of the malicious payroll data breach at Morrisons carried out by a disgruntled employee in 2014, and more...

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Development opportunities need manager buy-in to succeed

20 Jul 2018

HR practices that aim to develop employees’ skills for current or future roles will only be successful with the support...

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Ministry of Sound launches ultra-cool London workspace

18 Jul 2018

A new workspace in south London is aiming to raise the bar for office space that’s attractive to small creative...

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Aldi and Lidl employees “coming home” if England make the final

10 Jul 2018

Budget supermarkets Aldi and Lidl are hoping they haven’t scored an own goal by allowing employees to leave early this...

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Why unbiased feedback is just an illusion

10 Jul 2018

With pressure on HR and managers to reduce bias and increase objectivity and transparency, how achievable is this? Elva Ainsworth...

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Employees taking less time off sick, yet costing employers more

4 Jul 2018

Employees took less time off sick last year, yet the bill faced by employers for this absence still went up,...

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