Social HR

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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Do you have the right skills to thrive in HR?

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In an increasingly volatile business climate, there are no ‘easy’ answers for organisations looking to develop and grow. HR – probably more than any other profession – often finds itself stuck in the middle, having to manage the inevitable tensions that arise between organisations, stakeholders and employees. In his latest book, Victory through Organisation, HR […]

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Five ways to improve workplace relationships

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Dealing with employees who don’t get along or who have outright fallen out with each other is one of the most irritating and time-consuming tasks managers have to deal with. Strained relationships in the office don’t just cause a bad atmosphere, they can have a real impact on productivity and performance. Employees don’t have 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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Stop your employees from getting stuck in a rut

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With employment in the UK at a record high, employers are having to work harder than ever to attract and hold on to the best people. There are many reasons why staff may decide to quit their role and look for pastures new: a bigger salary, a shorter commute, more flexible working arrangements… But perhaps […]

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Getting employee recognition right

A business I visit regularly has a fantastic receptionist. Always ready with a smile, remembers everyone’s name and is willing to go the extra mile to sort out any issue. I was delighted recently to hear that she had been nominated for an award for outstanding customer service and was going to have her achievements […]

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What your employees expect from HR software

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It’s clear from the research, that HR professionals have a huge amount to gain from adopting the latest HR technology. All of their data in one place, a significant reduction in admin, automation of tedious and time-consuming processes and the latest HR analytics at their fingertips. But, without widespread employee adoption, it is highly likely […]

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Getting a workplace community off to a flying start

I’ve been fascinated by a recent online debate taking place between the CIPD and the British Institute of Facilities Management about what makes for a great workplace. ‘The workplace conversation’ comes from the premise that the three main parties involved in creating the optimum workplace – HR, IT and Facilities Management – often tend to […]

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How to engage employees with internal social media

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Hands up if you felt a sneaking sympathy for the HR folk at Lloyds, whose recent attempts to engage with their staff via the Intranet went spectacularly wrong. According to a report in the Sunday Times, the company used its internal social portal to praise its “fantastic” and “agile workforce” – only to be met […]

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