HR strategy

Pay award expectations at record high

Pay award expectations in the private sector have increased to 2.5% after years where 2% has been the norm, as employers plan to increase salaries to attract talent.

Why good corporate citizenship brings mutual benefits

18 Feb 2019

Businesses now recognise that good corporate social responsibility is not just about financial donations. Being a good corporate citizen can...

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NHS culture is ‘dysfunctional’ says chairman

15 Feb 2019

In a stinging attack on 25 years of healthcare policy, Lord David Prior, chairman of NHS England, has described the inherent dysfunctionality of the NHS, saying that it needs to “recapture its vocational engaged spirit”.

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Benchmark your employee engagement levels against other employers

14 Feb 2019

PROMOTED | With retaining, motivating and engaging staff key to business performance, employee engagement has never been more vital to the UK economy ...

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Communicating change: The ‘Scary Six’ personas you need to win over

13 Feb 2019

Continuing our three-part serialisation of her book, Lucy Adams shares her “Scary Six”, examples of workplace personas that HR needs...

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Why it’s hard to make change happen in HR

6 Feb 2019

Beginning a three-part serialisation of her book, Lucy Adams – keynote speaker at this week’s HRD Summit – looks at why people don’t like to change the way they work and how you can make it easier for both them and you.

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Government to launch review of armed forces retention

5 Feb 2019

Theresa May has ordered a review into the armed forces’ retention problem in an attempt to curtail the number of...

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RAD Awards 2019 winners: Pink Squid take Work of the Year for Capgemini campaign

31 Jan 2019

Recruitment advertising agency Pink Squid won Work of the Year tonight at the RAD Awards 2019 for its “Active Inclusion”...

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Inside the Wellcome Trust's Gibbs Building, London

Research giant ponders four-day week for staff

25 Jan 2019

London-based biomedical research charity the Wellcome Trust, the second wealthiest charitable foundation in the world, is considering switching to a...

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Retaining talent by supporting older workers (webinar)

22 Jan 2019

Organisations are increasingly recognising the value of older workers in filling skills shortages and the benefits that having mixed-age teams...

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High-growth firms crowd out competition for talent

22 Jan 2019

The UK’s efforts to boost productivity while ironing out regional inequalities in job creation may be fundamentally at odds, according...

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Employees will share data if it makes them more productive

22 Jan 2019

Almost nine in 10 employees would be happy for their employers to collect data on them if it meant their...

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Are employment tribunal fees restricting access to justice? Photo: Alex Segre/REX

Outsourced Whitehall support workers to strike over low pay

21 Jan 2019

Cleaners, receptionists and security guards at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)...

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Lack of appreciation making staff want to leave

9 Jan 2019

More than a third of ambitious workers are dissatisfied in their current jobs, citing poor relationships with their managers and...

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Which HR metrics will matter in 2019?

9 Jan 2019

With data and analytics still at the top of the HR agenda for 2019, which are the key metrics HR...

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