Cezanne HR Blog

Bringing you expert opinion and information on HR issues and HR technologies

Why HR needs to focus on middle managers

Research from CIPD has highlighted the plight of the ‘squeezed’ middle manager. The UK Working Lives Report 2018 paints a picture of a cadre of managers who are often under extreme stress, juggling conflicting priorities and bearing the brunt of criticism from their leaders above and direct reports below. The report, which aims to identify […]

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How HR can help to tackle gender inequality

The gender pay gap dominated the headlines last week, with results from the reporting exercise showing that almost eight in ten organisations, across the public and private sector, are paying men more than women. Just over 10K companies reported their pay gap by the April 4 deadline, with the data revealing that women are being […]

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Why mindfulness matters at work

How much down-time did you manage over the long Easter weekend? Did you chill out, spend time with friends and family, watch a film, read a good book? Or were you catching up with emails, reading reports, scrolling through spreadsheets … unable to relax and enjoy the break because you were pre-occupied with work? If […]

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Three fundamental laws of HR technology

Three tech rules for HR

Thanks to the popularity of ‘I, Robot’, many of us are now familiar with Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics* I would like to propose Three Fundamental Laws of HR Technology: Let’s be brutally honest; 2018 isn’t the year that managements and HR woke up to the fact that we need information. More like 1998 […]

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GDPR: the perils of HR spreadsheets and how to avoid them

The soon-to-be-implemented General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brings with it new requirements for businesses, such as better proof of security, enhanced rights for employees over their data and more emphasis on data accuracy. It puts HR teams at the forefront of compliance – and those that haven’t digitised their HR data, but instead rely on […]

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Why HR needs to have vision

An uncertain economic climate, advances in technology and far-reaching market disruptions are putting organisations under more pressure than ever before. Senior management are increasingly looking to HR to help the business meet these challenges through innovative people processes that get people engaged and performing at peak. A recent article in HR magazine demonstrates how having […]

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Why mentoring isn’t just for the big players

Smaller companies often write off the idea of running a mentoring programme because they believe it will be too time-consuming and can only really work well in organisations with a large workforce and the HR resource to manage it. The reality, however, is that it’s perfectly possible to get low-maintenance mentoring running in a smaller […]

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