Cezanne HR Blog

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

Is it time for a resolution revolution?

Dealing with conflict is part and parcel of everyday working life for HR professionals. Managers fall out irretrievably with one of their direct reports. Personality clashes between colleagues get out of hand, to the point where the warring factions are unable to work together successfully. Communication breaks down between management and the union, leading to […]

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HR Software: The Perfect Valentine?

Since the arrival of the Valentine card in Victorian times, the Valentine’s Day industry has grown to be a multi-million pound, one-day extravaganza. Although it provides an opportunity to ignite some romance with your partner and to shower them with cards, flowers or more extravagant gifts, it’s not without its downsides. Here’s our tongue in […]

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Top five HR skills for the future

HR people are usually so busy focusing on helping everyone else plan their careers, that they pay scant attention to managing their own. But in an increasingly automated and digitised world, HR careers as we know them are likely to change significantly in the future. At a recent CIPD careers event, Head of Strategy Development […]

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Making the case for your HR software budget

Why is it that companies are often reluctant to invest in HR specialist technology? Although the cost of HR software has come down dramatically in the past few years, many businesses are resisting technological change and instead sticking with spreadsheets and paper-files or out-dated internal software. This can be frustrating for those working in HR […]

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How to recruit quickly for critical roles

It’s not hard to spot the signs of an employee who has become disenchanted with their job. Frequent stepping outside for private phone calls. Requests for odd days off at short notice. An increasingly active presence on LinkedIn. If the latest Job Exodus Trends report from Investors in People (IIP) is to be believed, employers […]

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7 ways to nail GDPR compliance using HR software

The General Data Protection Regulation will apply from 25 May 2018. The new legislation introduces new requirements backed by higher penalties. These requirements include a greater emphasis on data security, transparency and accountability, together with enhanced rights for ‘data subjects’, which includes your employees. GDPR makes gaining control over your HR data, wherever it is […]

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Why you need to get started on succession planning

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The second week of January is prime job hunting time. The extended break has given people a chance to sit back and reflect. Resolutions about revitalising careers have been made, CVs have been polished and the search for new opportunities begins. A few weeks later – when the resulting flood of resignations starts – many […]

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Five ways to set yourself up for success in 2018


And so unwillingly back to work, after what for many of us has been an extended break. It can be difficult to crank yourself into gear after the festive season. It’s cold, dark, we feel sluggish (well I do anyway) and you can’t quite remember exactly what it was you were doing before Christmas. But […]

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