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Erika Lucas

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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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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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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