Why HR needs to dig beneath the data

There’s an awful lot of talk around about people data and the key role it has to play in helping HR drive performance and understand what makes the workforce tick. Recent CIPD research, for example, has shown that organisations with a strong people analytics culture are more likely to report strong business performance. There is, […]

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The HR Guide to the World Cup

How many empty chairs were there in your office on Monday morning after England’s 6-1 victory over Panama? Sporting events like the World Cup do present some challenges for HR. What’s the policy on  allowing people to watch crucial games during working hours?  How do you deal with employees who have – ahem – over-celebrated […]

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How to get the most out of your HR Technology

When I speak to HR professionals about their HR technology a few years on after its initial implementation, there is one common theme that emerges. “We bought this great system but we have never really embedded or realised the full potential of what it can do for us”. So why, after the initial first phase […]

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7 things HR need to do before they go on holiday

The summer holiday season is fast approaching and the avalanche of requests for annual leave are hitting manager’s desks. It can be a challenging time of year for the HR team – who are often in the front line when it comes to dealing with last-minute staff shortages or calming disgruntled employees who have had […]

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Tapping into new training trends

Giving people the training they need to progress their careers and keep up with the changing needs of the business is critical in today’s competitive, fast-moving climate. In its recent Labour Market Outlook, the CIPD warns that the next war for talent is fast emerging and urges employers to put more emphasis on developing the […]

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Could you win an industry award?

Have you transformed your business with the innovative use of HR technology? If so, don’t hide your light under a bushel – put yourself forward for some well-deserved recognition by entering this year’s Personnel Today Awards. The ‘Excellence in HR through Technology’ category (sponsored by Cezanne HR) aims to recognise organisations that are bringing about […]

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