Workforce planning

Workforce planning, also commonly known as “succession planning” is the process whereby employers ensure that it has enough people with the right skills and leadership potential to step into business-critical positions at the right time.


Pick for Britain campaign fails to bear fruit

Campaign failed to provide enough domestic workers to fill in for missing seasonal labour from abroad.

Financial services workers call for flexibility

7 Apr 2021

More than half of employees in financial services would like to see changes to their working week post-Covid, according to a survey.

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IR35 changes take effect in private sector

6 Apr 2021

Changes to the off-payroll working rules – known as IR35 – take effect in the private sector today.

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Spain to trial four-day working week

17 Mar 2021

The Spanish government has agreed to trial a four-day working week for companies interested in the idea.

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Lastminute.com: How communication helped the switch to remote working

15 Mar 2021

Lastminute.com has made use of Workplace by Facebook for a number of communication initiatives.

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Could a blockchain health record help HR handle the pandemic?

15 Mar 2021

There could be a need for employees to share health credentials once the pandemic recedes. IBM is one of the companies developing secure ‘health passports’. 

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Unemployment may be ‘close to peak’, says CIPD

22 Feb 2021

More than half of employers plan to hire new staff over the next three months, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD.

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HR can redefine what productivity means

21 Jan 2021

Being productive at work in many organisations means how many video calls you’ve attended. But as we move forward into...

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A fifth of workers feel employer prepared for hybrid working

20 Jan 2021

Only one in five workers feels that their employer is prepared to support a more hybrid working model, combining home...

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Change to visa concessions may have scuppered new year hiring

7 Jan 2021

A recent change to Covid-19-related concessions for work visa applicants may have prevented some firms from hiring overseas workers from...

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Should HR prepare for future pandemics?

6 Jan 2021

Uncertainties surround the Covid-19 vaccine, from vague distribution plans to complex legalities. With the World Health Organisation suggesting that Covid-19...

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Flexible resourcing: how to hire tactically in 2021

29 Dec 2020

Coronavirus has forced every organisation to work in a different way and revolutionised how we use technology. But faced with...

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Ethical dilemma: Can employers insist on Covid-19 vaccinations?

2 Dec 2020

As the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine receives approval from the UK medicines regulator, to what degree can employers insist that staff...

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Applications for new work visa routes now open

1 Dec 2020

Applications for the new work visa routes open today for eligible overseas workers who wish to work in the UK...

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HR’s role in redesigning the future workplace

27 Nov 2020

HR must play its role in building a blended, 'hybrid workforce'. Is it ready?

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