Cezanne HR Blog

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Why SMEs need to think about succession

The World Athletics Championship has brought the subject of succession planning into sharp focus, with some big names bowing out and several up-and-coming competitors finishing higher than ranked or expected. The resulting debate about the need to ensure a strong pipeline of talent coming through applies as much to business as it does to sport. […]

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How to get your team back in the zone

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It’s a funny time of year. People are either on holiday, just back from holiday, or fed up because they haven’t had a holiday. The conversation in the office revolves around just how long the wait was at passport control and just how much rain there was in Cornwall. Everyone’s lost energy and focus, no-one’s […]

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Top holiday reads for HR

Holiday reading for HR professionals

My social media feed this week has been full of people seeking suggestions for holiday reading. No doubt you’ve already downloaded the latest blockbuster onto your Kindle (or if you’re old-school like me, you’ve been to Waterstones). But what about taking a bit of business reading to help while away the hours on the plane […]

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Self-Service: How to prepare for employee roll-out

self-service

There is a huge percentage of adults who are already using self-service functionality in their regular life: online shopping, social media, ordering dinner, booking flights, etc. So, why not bring these same concepts into their work life? Self-service can be valuable for everyone in the organisation. It allows HR to focus on more than just […]

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HR can help improve productivity across the business

Worrying news this week in the shape of a survey from Unit4 which suggests employees in the UK are wasting almost a third of the working year on repetitive, administrative tasks. This kind of unproductive working is costing companies dearly – with the research suggesting the lost time adds up to a cost of £411.4 […]

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Five ways to encourage people to speak out

As an HR person, how confident are you that people are telling you the things you really need to hear? If there was a problem with bullying or discrimination in a particular department, would employees speak up or would they remain silent? If an employee suspected their manager of some serious wrong-doing, would they feel […]

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Paper: Why HR needs to move on

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Paper – it used to be the lifeblood of organisations, now it’s become more of a nuisance, with a lot of HR time wasted in chasing it around, as many their processes are driven by authorisation. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy for smaller organisations to dispense with it, but today’s affordable Cloud-based HR systems can […]

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Why did we pick AWS to host our HR software service?

AWS

When we first started to develop the Cezanne HR system, we had five key objectives – objectives that we still hold to today. The first was to develop a great HR software system that meets the real needs of today’s HR professionals, and the people and organisations they support. The second was put our clients […]

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