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Sue Lingard

Curbing business costs, not HR services

business costs

It’s the time of year when many HR teams find themselves under pressure to bring down costs – and commit to making limited budgets stretch even further. Faced with demands to reduce spending, it may feel as if the easiest option is to abandon the new initiatives you’ve got planned for the year ahead. You […]

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Planning for Brexit: Three things HR should do right now

skills shortage

Teresa May has said that in her view “Brexit is Brexit,” but what that will look like, and when it will happen, is far from clear! This presents HR with unique challenges: helping employees deal with uncertainty today, and equipping the company to plan for the future. Whatever the outcome of the negotiations, it seems […]

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HR Analytics: From zero to hero in 5 easy steps!

hr analytics

I recently came across the definition of HR analytics on the CIPD website, and it left me thinking that I’d need a degree in applied maths to even begin to get my head around it. Does “the application of mathematical, statistical and data mining techniques” really fit in with what HR is all about? The […]

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When should your holiday year start?

holiday years

I came across an interesting debate on LinkedIn this week on the pros and cons of starting the holiday absence year at different periods of the year. Since it’s topic we often discuss with our customers, we thought we’d pitch in with our views—and some insight into how the Cezanne HR system can help make managing […]

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Are you tracking your contractors effectively?

contract term distribution

How Cezanne HR helps you make the most of working with contractors Contractors, freelancers, interns and volunteer workers are an invaluable resource for many companies; providing essential cover while staff are away, allowing organisations to flex their workforce to meet changing needs, providing essential skills on a short term basis, or helping companies identify and […]

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How to keep your HR processes running smoothly


HR software that automates the flow of key HR processes – like holiday requests, sickness notifications or timesheet approvals – is hugely popular with HR and line managers. Instead of time-consuming manual processes or disconnected emails, today’s online HR systems route requests and approvals to the right people at the right time; automatically update the […]

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