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Should HR stay out of workplace politics?

Food for thought this week in an article in HR Magazine, which advises that HR people should stay out of workplace politics. Be aware, but don’t play the game, was the message in the piece—which suggests that if people see HR manoeuvring, manipulating and under-mining, they are unlikely to trust its advice. There’s no doubt it’s […]

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Sun, Sea and Self-Service

Working in HR, I’m sure you’re aware of the benefits of employee self-service for you. Less time wasted on data entry, or answering endless questions from colleagues about holiday entitlements, sick days taken or processes that need to be followed. But how does it feel from the employee’s perspective? Here’s my take on holiday management […]

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5 things HR can learn from the Nudge Theory

I saw a prime example of the ‘nudge’ theory in action this week, while having lunch at an organisation I was visiting. Information about the calories in the various meals on offer was prominently displayed, to help those who were watching their weight or trying to eat more healthily make appropriate choices. It certainly worked for […]

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The 10 best automation tools for HR

I imagine I’m not the only one who resents spending time on manual repetitive tasks. Activities that can’t be ignored, but aren’t really adding value either. It’s not just bad for my personal sanity, but for business too! Here’s our list of the ten top HR automations that let you work smarter – so you […]

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HR’s guide to influencing styles

The ability to effectively influence is a key competency for HR people, and a skill which can make a real difference to your effectiveness in your role. It filters into all aspects of the job, whether it’s persuading the board to support your latest employee engagement initiative, getting line managers on side with a new […]

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Why trust matters

– and how HR can help their leaders to build it Research out this week from Edelman shows that trust between organisations and their employees has plummeted to an all-time low. The company’s annual Trust Barometer shows that one in three people don’t trust their employer – with trust between ‘rank and file’ staff and […]

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Document Generation: A sneak preview

We’ve been working hard on a new document generation feature that takes on many of our customers’ great ideas. The new functionality is now going through our quality assurance testing, and is on track to be rolled out to all of our customers in a few weeks. Since I’m especially excited about what we’ve put […]

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Time to look at HR through a new lens?

What will the HR professional of the future look like? What skills and qualities will HR people need to help organisations respond to the rapidly changing world of work in ways that create value for businesses, individuals, economies and society? These are the kind of philosophical questions the CIPD has been examining as part of […]

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