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Well-being has been a hot topic this year with a plethora of research, articles and experts urging employers to invest in building healthy workforces. Glassdoor is the latest to jump on the bandwagon, with a new initiative designed to recognise companies who put well-being at the heart of everything they do. Employers are being invited […]

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Curbing business costs, not HR services

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It’s the time of year when many HR teams find themselves under pressure to bring down costs – and commit to making limited budgets stretch even further. Faced with demands to reduce spending, it may feel as if the easiest option is to abandon the new initiatives you’ve got planned for the year ahead. You […]

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How HR can make an impact in SMEs

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Being an HR practitioner in an SME is a very different experience to working in a large organisation. Practitioners may be working with a management team who see HR as operational rather than strategic. They often don’t fully understand the contribution good people practices can make to their growth and profitability. We are operating in […]

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How HR can cut through ambiguity and make progress

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HR is often a frustrating place to be these days. New initiatives that would take the business forward get stalled because another reorganisation is on the cards and no-one is quite sure what’s happening. Technology that would help people work more efficiently doesn’t get signed off because budgets are tight and future business needs are […]

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What is HR’s role? And how can they gain influence?

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At the recent CIPD conference, Chief Executive Peter Cheese issued a rallying call to the profession. In a complex and changing world of work, HR practitioners, he said, needed to focus their efforts on “creating a future that’s good for people.” His advice was that rather than being paralysed by uncertainty, HR needs to concentrate […]

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Planning for Brexit: Three things HR should do right now

Teresa May has said that in her view “Brexit is Brexit,” but what that will look like, and when it will happen, is far from clear! This presents HR with unique challenges: helping employees deal with uncertainty today, and equipping the company to plan for the future. Whatever the outcome of the negotiations, it seems […]

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How to equip line managers to handle absence in their teams

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Employers are increasingly looking to their line managers to manage absences – but are not giving them the tools and support to do it well. This is the key message to emerge from the 2016 CIPD/Simplyhealth Absence Management Survey, which found less than half of organisations were providing training to help managers handle either short […]

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Make ‘flexible working’ work in practice

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Flexible working is not as widespread as you might believe, according to recent research from My Family Care and Hydrogen. Their recent survey has revealed a significant disconnect between the number of people who would like to work ‘flexibly’ (more than half of the respondents), compared to the number who actually do (only a third). […]

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