Cezanne HR Blog

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

How HR can support better mental health at work

Worrying new research from Mind, released to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, shows that employees are still finding it difficult to talk openly about mental health at work. A survey of almost 44,000 employees found that 48 per cent had experienced poor mental health (such as stress, low mood and anxiety) while working at […]

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Key questions your HR system can help you answer

Most HR practitioners would acknowledge that embracing HR software has made a real difference to their daily working lives. Gone are the days of endless requests from employees about how much holiday they have left, of hours spent manually compiling headcount reports for the board and of chasing round the building nudging managers to complete […]

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Onboarding – How to help your business win every time

“Onboarding is a magic moment when new employees decide to stay engaged or become disengaged. It offers an imprinting window when you can make an impression that stays with new employees for the duration of their careers.” So says Amy Hirsh Robinson, principal of LA consulting firm The Interchange Group, and the evidence suggests she’s […]

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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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