Online tools cut the risk of policy compliance failure
Aug11

Online tools cut the risk of policy compliance failure

In today’s litigious times, it’s no longer enough for companies to have good policies in place; it’s essential they can prove that the policies have been rolled out and implemented, says Julian Roberts of EssentialSkillz, the leading compliance eLearning company. The administrative burden of maintaining compliance is becoming more onerous year on year. These are just some of the regular complaints when business owners and managers get...

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New white paper on presenteeism responds to Aviva Working Lives Report
Aug03

New white paper on presenteeism responds to Aviva Working Lives Report

Absence Management software specialist Activ Absence has produced their response to the 2017 Aviva Working Lives report, which showed that 7 in 10 employees have gone into the office when they were too unwell to do so. Adrian Lewis, Commercial Director for Activ Absence, said: There are many reasons why people go into work sick, ranging from financial problems to over-zealous employers who, in an attempt to curb sickness absence, have...

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How to turn big data into smart talent data
Jul27

How to turn big data into smart talent data

Richard Justenhoven, Product Director at cut-e explains how organisations can get the best from big data Data is an essential strategic resource in organisations. It can help you to understand your market and spot trends, respond better to customers and predict their likely behaviour, develop new products and make considered business decisions. Today, every company has large datasets but few are truly able to convert their big data...

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Welsh start-up helps recruiters face up to Right to Work challenges
Jul27

Welsh start-up helps recruiters face up to Right to Work challenges

Credas, a Cardiff-based technology start-up, is using real-time facial recognition technology to help companies speed up and simplify the process of ID verification, employee and client onboarding, whilst enabling companies to easily comply with Right to Work legislation. Launched in May 2017, Credas has developed a suite of products and services designed to cut the time and cost it takes to onboard staff by using real-time facial...

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Should HR encourage staff to take sick days for mental health?  We ask the experts
Jul20

Should HR encourage staff to take sick days for mental health? We ask the experts

A recent response from a CEO to a worker who was taking leave for mental health reasons has recently gone viral. The story concerns an email from a worker where she told her team she was taking time off work for mental health reasons. Her CEO responded to this email thanking her for sending the message as it provided a reminder that taking time for mental health is important.   Mental health issues on the rise A recent survey...

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HR Support experts share their most-asked questions from June 2017
Jul14

HR Support experts share their most-asked questions from June 2017

Every month XpertHR analyses the most popular FAQs asked by HR professionals in the past month.   They have revealed their top five XpertHR FAQs in June 2017:  Is there a maximum workplace temperature beyond which employees cannot be expected to work? Will there be changes to the rules on obtaining consent to process personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation? What is the General Data Protection Regulation? Must an...

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Finance and HR Leaders Shape Digital Disruption, New Research Finds
Jul13

Finance and HR Leaders Shape Digital Disruption, New Research Finds

New Oracle and MIT Technology Review study reveals the human drivers of cloud automation as the roles of finance, HR, and IT evolve to meet the needs of a more connected organization      To enable organizations to thrive in a competitive digital marketplace, Oracle and the MIT Technology Review today released a new study that highlights the importance of collaboration between finance and human resources (HR) teams with a unified...

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Could annualised hours solve the precarious employment issue?
Jul13

Could annualised hours solve the precarious employment issue?

Kevin White, Managing Director at Working Time Solutions, explains why those in HR tasked with tackling strategic workforce challenges should reappraise Annualised Hours. The volatile demand patterns created by 24/7 markets has seen many employers’ approach to resourcing become reliant on zero and short hours contracts and agency models to provide flexibility and responsiveness. Yet, these forms of ‘precarious employment’ are the...

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Employee ill health costing businesses up to one month a year in lost productivity
Jun29

Employee ill health costing businesses up to one month a year in lost productivity

UK employers are losing 27.5 days of productive work per employee each year, because of poor health, according to new research from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace (BHW) – commissioned by Vitality Health Insurance. The company also suggests employee absence and presenteeism is a problem that is costing the UK economy £73 billion a year. The research measured employee health in terms of exposure to risk factors associated with a...

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Study Reveals British Business Leaders Lack Confidence in Digital Transformation
Jun28

Study Reveals British Business Leaders Lack Confidence in Digital Transformation

Most businesses look to adopt digital business models and deploy new technology, but few British businesses feel like they are best-in-class. A new study conducted by IDC and sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), a leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software, found that the UK’s business leaders don’t deem themselves ‘top performers’ in digital transformation, compared to confident regions such as...

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APSCo report surge in IT security vacancies – meanwhile more cyber attacks threaten UK businesses
Jun28

APSCo report surge in IT security vacancies – meanwhile more cyber attacks threaten UK businesses

Businesses around the world are today reporting a new round of cyber attacks, as the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) have announced that IT Security vacancies increased by 6.2% during the year ending 30 April 2017.  The recent attacks are only likely to see this trend increase. There was strong demand for IT Security staff from the Accountancy (40%), Retail and Education sectors, all of whom hold huge amounts of...

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Benefits experts add new products to combat rising US healthcare costs

Individuals in the UK observing the ongoing US healthcare saga will no doubt be feeling increasingly grateful to have access to the National Health Service (NHS). It is well documented that healthcare treatment in the US is by far the most expensive in the world and there is no “free at the point of use” option for residents. Sourcing a suitable health insurance policy is therefore vital to all individuals residing in the US, however...

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GDPR: How HR can help UK businesses avoid crippling fines over upcoming privacy laws
Jun05

GDPR: How HR can help UK businesses avoid crippling fines over upcoming privacy laws

It seems that many UK businesses are far from being GDPR ready – but if they don’t get ready in time, they risk fines that could sink them. With just a year until the stringent privacy regulations come into force (May 25 2018), significant numbers of organisations have let this critical legislation drop off the planning agenda, believing, wrongly, that the new European regulations won’t affect them. HR software provider Ciphr,...

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Fighting for talent: how focusing on people can drive business growth
May31

Fighting for talent: how focusing on people can drive business growth

Adam Hale, EVP of Sage People, discusses how employers can use people-data for a competitive advantage A new report released by Sage People (formerly Fairsail) reveals that the single greatest challenge for the smaller enterprise as they build their business is the global skills crisis and associated war for talent. Research of over 500 HR leaders in mid-sized companies reveals that despite fast growth ambitions less than half (47%)...

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HR’s Secret Weapon for GDPR Compliance
May24

HR’s Secret Weapon for GDPR Compliance

Mika Javanainen, Vice President of Product Management, M-Files discusses why new data protection regulations will significantly impact HR, and what they can do about it. The clock is ticking. One year from now in May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect. The new European Union (EU) data privacy regulation will have major implications for companies worldwide, not just those in the EU. Additionally,...

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