How to create great onboarding videos on a budget

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We’ve all heard the idiom ‘a picture paints a thousand words’ – and it seems that videos are even more effective. According to the leading research and advisory firm Forrester, a minute of video is thought to be worth around 1.8 million words, and viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in […]

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HR podcasts for by the pool

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So the great Summer get-away has begun. The out-of-office is on, the suitcase is packed and you’re looking forward to a couple of weeks in the sun. Holidays should of course be about switching off, relaxing and leaving the pressures of work behind you. But for many, it’s also a rare chance to do some […]

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Why HR needs to dig beneath the data

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There’s an awful lot of talk around about people data and the key role it has to play in helping HR drive performance and understand what makes the workforce tick. Recent CIPD research, for example, has shown that organisations with a strong people analytics culture are more likely to report strong business performance. There is, […]

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The HR Guide to the World Cup

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How many empty chairs were there in your office on Monday morning after England’s 6-1 victory over Panama? Sporting events like the World Cup do present some challenges for HR. What’s the policy on  allowing people to watch crucial games during working hours?  How do you deal with employees who have – ahem – over-celebrated […]

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How to get the most out of your HR Technology

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When I speak to HR professionals about their HR technology a few years on after its initial implementation, there is one common theme that emerges. “We bought this great system but we have never really embedded or realised the full potential of what it can do for us”. So why, after the initial first phase […]

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