What does it really take to become an effective HR leader?
Oct12

What does it really take to become an effective HR leader?

With so many buzz words constantly flying around in the world of Human Resources, it can be difficult to define exactly what it takes to become an effective HR leader. Is it an ability to engage, empower and inspire ownership? Or, when it comes to C-suite impact, is there more to it? Oliver Shaw, CEO of Cascade HR, shares insight from the boardroom of his own business and that of clients… Annual industry surveys and ongoing pulse...

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GDPR is Coming – Why HR Should Have a Key Role in its Success
Oct11

GDPR is Coming – Why HR Should Have a Key Role in its Success

Charlie Knox, head of technology SD Worx, UK Exactly who should be responsible for data protection within an organisation? Should it be a matter for C-level staff only? Or the IT department? The sales and marketing department collecting customer information? Or is it time to appoint a dedicated Data Protection Officer? The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2017. It applies to any organisation...

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Why strategic talent acquisition can help address the productivity gap
Oct11

Why strategic talent acquisition can help address the productivity gap

  By Richard Shea, Managing Director, EMEA Search at Futurestep   The UK’s productivity challenge is widely accepted and debated. And with good reason; recent ONS data found a gap of 16 percent with other G7 countries.     In basic terms, productivity means output per hour worked. The ONS found that, while all G7 member countries experienced slumps since the late 2000s, the impact was far greater in the UK –...

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Sexual harassment in the workplace in light of the allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein
Oct11

Sexual harassment in the workplace in light of the allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein

Film producer Harvey Weinstein, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, has been sacked by his own company amid a slew of sexual harassment allegations that reportedly date back decades. The story has sent shock waves through the film industry, with many stars speaking of their shock at the allegations. The New York Times reported a number of allegations against Weinstein, saying that he had reached at least eight settlements with...

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The best perks in London’s co-working spaces
Oct10

The best perks in London’s co-working spaces

  Guest blog – Paul Slinn, Flexioffices Office perks may seem like a gimmick to some. Table tennis, lounge rooms, and extravagant eating areas are not just the preserve of quirky start-ups because employees like to spend half their working day, well, not working. These areas foster conversations and connections. A creative environment makes that part of the behaviour and, in the long term, the culture. Companies and their...

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Steps to ensuring successful employment
Oct10

Steps to ensuring successful employment

Guest blog from IScreenYouScreen With the job market fiercer than ever, you only need to put out an advert and within hours you will have hundreds of applicants with all the relevant qualifications, but how do you pick the right one? There are many factors you need to consider before you decide to expand your team. They need to possess the right qualifications as well as being able to represent your company professionally. Once you...

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How to transform training cynics into model employees
Oct09

How to transform training cynics into model employees

Guest blog from Business Linked Teams   Workplace negativity can spread like wildfire. It only takes one cynic to turn a once proactive team into a dispirited group of individuals. Once that ‘get up and go’ has got up and gone, it can be difficult to restore and this can have a negative impact on the wider business and the bottom line. When it comes to training, the majority of employees appreciate the investment that the...

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How​ ​to​ ​stop​ ​wasting​ ​money​ ​when relocating​ ​early​ ​career​ ​employees ​
Sep28

How​ ​to​ ​stop​ ​wasting​ ​money​ ​when relocating​ ​early​ ​career​ ​employees ​

​ Guest Blog By Nitzan​ Yudan,​ CEO​ of​ Benivo   Nitzan​ ​is​ ​the​ ​CEO​ ​of​ ​​Benivo​​ ​​-​ ​helping​ ​employers​ ​of​ ​choice​ ​make​ ​every​ ​relocating​ ​employee welcome​ ​with​ ​innovative​ ​technology.​ ​Clients​ ​include​ ​Google,​ ​Microsoft,​ ​Bloomberg,​ ​Vodafone, and​ ​Hertz. Most​ ​companies​ ​limit​ ​comprehensive,​ ​end-to-end​ ​relocation​ ​support​ ​to​ ​senior​ ​employees.​ ​Entry and​ ​mid-level​ ​staff​...

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Will ‘remote recruiting’ replace the job interview?
Sep26

Will ‘remote recruiting’ replace the job interview?

Kris Wood, Vice President EMEA at Fuze   In the age of video chat, meeting face-to-face doesn’t have to mean meeting in person. Through the use of business communications platforms, UC tools and chat apps, businesses are now able to recruit staff from opposite ends of the planet – including people they may never physically meet.   According to one survey from HRO today, almost a third (31%) of hiring managers conduct...

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Smart Working
Sep19

Smart Working

Guest Blog from Micol Mieli Although it is self-evident that working smart is a good idea, it can be hard for businesses to really know how to do it in practice. Within HR, the usual concerns are how to make flexible working function, how to stay productive with employees scattered all over the place, and how to manage salaries without office hours to count. However, ‘Smart Working’ is not just another term for flexible working, but a...

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Bupa: Self-help tips to manage stress and anxiety in the workplace
May11

Bupa: Self-help tips to manage stress and anxiety in the workplace

Pablo Vandenabeele, Clinical Director of Mental Health at Bupa UK, offers advice for managers and employees to combat anxiety in the workplace What employers should know The modern workforce is a diverse one and there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution for improving wellbeing and reducing anxiety. One in four people will suffer from mental health difficulties at some point in their life so it’s crucial that we continue to address the...

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Robeys Blog: Wonderful Work
Oct19

Robeys Blog: Wonderful Work

When did you last look forward to going to work? I’m guessing it was probably a time in the first few weeks of a job starting, when you still had your shine and so did your new employer.  But fairly quickly the daily grind will have set in.  The cultural obstacles will have been encountered.  And your own shortfalls may have suffered an airing, too.  Work quickly becomes a chore: something to be tolerated and endured until the...

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What Workers Want!
Jun16

What Workers Want!

Karen Minicozzi vice president, HCM product strategy, EMEA, Workday What Workers Want Recent research by the CIPD found that more than a quarter of UK employees are actively looking for new roles. This means that the pressure on businesses to keep employees engaged and motivated continues to increase. I believe that there are three main ways in which HR and business leaders can create a better working culture, which will empower...

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The many lessons HR can learn from sport
May19

The many lessons HR can learn from sport

Guest blog by ELAS consultant Emma O’Leary The analogies between sport and HR are not lost on most people. Team work, a healthy work environment, equality and diversity are just some of the objectives of the most successful teams, both in business and in professional sport. Here we take a look at what lessons HR can learn from sport. HR professionals invariably refer to the staff in their care as a team and within this team there are...

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10 Years of Being a People-Person
Mar31

10 Years of Being a People-Person

Adrian Lewis, Commercial Director for Activ Absence offers his perspective on working in HR software for 10 years: Old age is good, and whilst I won’t tell you how many birthdays I’ve had, our company is ten this year.  I’m proud to be here and to have a great team of people who work for us.  In fact, life in general is good, the first major holiday of the season kicked us into Spring last weekend – and we...

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