Entry to enterprise HRMS – how far should you futureproof your investment?
Jan11

Entry to enterprise HRMS – how far should you futureproof your investment?

In the fast-paced world of HR, an organisation’s requirements today could be very different to those that emerge tomorrow. But how far ahead is it possible to realistically plan and how does this influence the tech that an HR team needs to procure? We spoke to Cascade HR’s CEO Oliver Shaw to get his thoughts…   The desire to futureproof investments throughout any business, has become the norm for most organisations. Gone are the...

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FT reveals gaps in Gender Pay Gap Reporting
Jan11

FT reveals gaps in Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Guest Blog by Lorraine Heard, Legal Director at transatlantic law Womble Bond Dickinson.   The Financial Times investigation into the accuracy of the gender pay gap information published to date highlights a growing concern that some companies are not reporting accurate figures (Financial Times 8 December 2017).     Whilst it is not impossible for a Company to have a zero gender pay gap it is highly improbable that the...

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Apprenticeship Levy will see company revenues soar
Jan10

Apprenticeship Levy will see company revenues soar

Survey of hundreds of business leaders reveals employers believe apprenticeship and training schemes will increase workforce productivity and revenues.   The government’s Apprenticeship Levy will be a boon to business rather than a hindrance to productivity according to a survey of industry leaders.   apprenti Hundreds of business leaders who took part in the poll said that they expect productivity and revenues to be...

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Senior Managers Creating Organisations Of Clones
Jan10

Senior Managers Creating Organisations Of Clones

British business potential is at risk because employer bias is still rife in some organisations, according to new market research commissioned by The Open University.   The study amongst business leaders and employees finds that three in 10 (29%) senior managers admit they hire people just like them, and warns employers may be overlooking candidates from different social and educational backgrounds, impacting access to talent,...

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5 Reasons Why HR Professionals Should Use Video
Jan10

5 Reasons Why HR Professionals Should Use Video

Guest Blog by Finja Kruse   Videos have been around for a long time, and there are many reasons for their success. They are adaptable, relatable, engaging, and provide information in an exciting way.  Their range of allocation is diverse and not bound to one specific target group. Formats include explainer videos, personalized videos, tutorials via webinars…the list goes on! This is just one of the reasons why corporations and...

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Why has the number of teenagers in part-time jobs fallen?
Jan10

Why has the number of teenagers in part-time jobs fallen?

It has been revealed by the BBC that the number of child employment permits issued by councils has fallen by more than twenty percent since 2012. While a Saturday job is often thought of as a rite of passage for children and teenagers, it seems the demand from under 16s has dropped significantly in the last five years. So, what are the reasons behind this decline and how is it affecting teenagers and businesses in the UK?   Many...

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Is it time we ditched the traditional 9 to 5? UK professionals think so!
Jan09

Is it time we ditched the traditional 9 to 5? UK professionals think so!

Over half (58.6%) of UK workers believe that the traditional 9-5 is an outdated concept, with three quarters (77.2%) admitting that they work better at certain times of day. This is according to a recent study from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site.   The survey of 1,200 professionals explored how the nation’s workers feel about 9-5 working hours, and whether these are still fit for purpose. The data revealed that...

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Keynote speakers announced as entries deadline approaches for  Wales HR Award 2018
Jan09

Keynote speakers announced as entries deadline approaches for Wales HR Award 2018

The Wales HR Network is extremely excited to announce two truly inspirational keynote speakers from the Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award in Wales at this year’s Wales HR Awards, just weeks before the deadline for 2018 entries.   Partnership Manager for the DofE Award charity, Ian Gwilym, who has a 30-year career supporting young people to ensure they succeed in a work environment, will give an insight into the DofE and the...

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Trends to watch in employee benefits from Punter Southall Health & Protection
Jan09

Trends to watch in employee benefits from Punter Southall Health & Protection

Changes are occurring in the UK employee benefits market, according to John Dean, Managing Director of Punter Southall Health and Protection and Cheryl Brennan, Director of Corporate Consulting.   What new trends can we expect in 2018?     1. Insurance companies will evolve more into ‘Wellbeing Companies’ John Dean said;   “Insurance companies will evolve into wellbeing companies. While traditionally Insurers have...

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New Year, new colleague?
Jan09

New Year, new colleague?

The secret to increasing productivity in the workplace has been revealed in new research from CABA, the charity that supports the wellbeing of chartered accountants. The study showed that over half (59%) of British employees find their work colleagues impact their productivity, with 19% stating that the biggest distractions in the office is often not work related.   The data highlights that although work colleagues are ranked...

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Perkbox predicts workplace trends for 2018
Jan08

Perkbox predicts workplace trends for 2018

People analytics and mental wellbeing to gain favour in the 2018 workplace, as Millennials take over and a shrinking talent pool fiercens the competition for hiring the very best.   ● Millennials will no longer be the ‘misunderstood’ generation. The generation that values personal development and work-life balance over money and status will continue to nab the most influential roles and lead organisations in 2018. ● People...

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Rail Service Disruptions And Your Staff…
Jan08

Rail Service Disruptions And Your Staff…

Many rail services will be cancelled over three days of strike action this week caused by the long-running row over maintaining guards on trains.   The strike action is timed to take place in the week when most people go back to school and work after the Christmas holiday, and will clearly have an impact on employees’ ability to get to work. Here are some FAQs concerning the major issues from Peninsula Employment Law and HR...

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Are You Paid Enough?
Jan08

Are You Paid Enough?

Aquent/Vitamin T, the specialist recruiters for creative, digital and marketing talent, have launched their 2018 salary guide. The data has been compiled based upon 2017 UK placements the company has made for professional marketers, creatives and digital specialists.   Aquent has also analysed UK marketing sector salaries from the past three years and the following trends have emerged.     Seniority pays   Junior...

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How important to your career is gaining a professional qualification in HR?
Jan08

How important to your career is gaining a professional qualification in HR?

For many graduates who have just completed three or four years at university, the last thing they want to embark on is more studying.  The vast majority hope their degree will be sufficient to lead to a job and a monthly pay cheque.   Unfortunately, many graduates are finding that this is not always the case. More companies than ever before are now demanding further professional qualifications from their employees, even those...

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With January comes job seekers: how can we make the hiring process more efficient?
Jan05

With January comes job seekers: how can we make the hiring process more efficient?

January is a hugely busy time for recruiters and HR departments: many people choose the new year as a fresh start and, with that, often comes a new job or change of career path. While it can be a frantic time for businesses, it’s vital that the hiring process isn’t compromised as a result, as businesses will inevitably lose out on the best candidates. Simon Houlton, CEO at reference checking software company IScreenYouScreen has the...

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