Do the figures stack up when it comes to skills-based volunteering?

Sue Holloway, 22 May 2015

Many people think of physically helping out when you mention volunteering. But as economists we think...


HR must prepare employees for automation and disruptive technologies

Lynda Gratton, 22 May 2015

It is striking how much I’m hearing about artificial intelligence (AI). From panel debates at Davos...


The HR director as NED

Helen Pitcher, 21 May 2015

In the final governance article we look at the issues facing HRDs seeking to create NED careers and increase...

Public sector HR in an upturn

Jenny Roper, 21 May 2015

While the private sector might be feeling healthier of late, the public sector remains, by most accounts,...

What does behavioural science teach us about reward?

Jonny Gifford, 20 May 2015

If money is the drug, it has to be said that its effects are varied. Neuroscience has confirmed that...

HR has to re-engineer thinking back into organisations

David Fairhurst, 20 May 2015

People report doing some of their best thinking outside the workplace, so how do we bring concentration...

HR's role in mergers and acquisitions

Jenny Roper, 20 May 2015

With an improved economic outlook comes business growth. And with growth: increased merger and acquisition...

'We are not amused': Industrial action at the Royal Collection Trust

David Buckle, 19 May 2015

The Queen is currently facing industrial action. 84% of Royal Collection Trust employees voted in favour...

Learning from the lessons of the recession

Jenny Roper, 19 May 2015

When recession hit in 2008, beer manufacturer Molson Coors realised it needed to become leaner to survive....

Can HR remember how to lead in an upturn?

Jenny Roper, 18 May 2015

Now that the UK economy and job market seem to be getting back on track, HR directors will need to re-assess...

What is the future for public sector HR?

Barry Pirie, 15 May 2015

The Public Service People Managers’ Association, (PPMA) recently celebrated a 40-year anniversary....

Mental health: the pressure and the progress

Louise Aston, 14 May 2015

It has been reported that an ‘epidemic’ of email checking is damaging our health and productivity...

Pixie McKenna: Addressing cancer in the workplace

Pixie McKenna, 13 May 2015

It's estimated there are now more than 700,000 people of working age living with cancer, making it an...

Sustainable banking: Sense of purpose for psychological wellbeing is key

Cary Cooper, 13 May 2015

There’s no getting away from the fact that public perception of the social worth of banks has suffered...

How ex-MPs can deal with losing their posts

Jane Roberts, 12 May 2015

In the aftermath of a general election result that has shocked many, spare a thought for those candidates...

Employees: look after them and they'll look after everything else

Bill Alexander, 11 May 2015

Customers are king. Without them a business would not survive. However, I often think we should re-word...

'Ban the Box' and responsible business

Tony Hay, 08 May 2015

Those who have made mistakes in life are up against significant blockers to re-enter the workplace, and...

The employer's guide to zero-hours contracts

Priya Chanda-Wilson , 07 May 2015

Given recent press coverage and the trend for businesses being 'named and shamed', it is now more important...

Productivity and pay growth – the challenge for business

Katja Hall, 06 May 2015

Between 1998 and 2007 improvements in labour productivity – how much value the UK workforce creates...

Key workforce issues in the NHS: An HRD perspective

Katie Jacobs, 06 May 2015

Stephen Moir, head of profession for HR in the NHS, responds to some of the NHS' key workforce issues....

In this issue: May 2015
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Going steady: With the economy improving, can you remember how to lead HR in an upturn?

National treasure: Leading HR in the NHS

Happily ever after: The future of employee engagement

Cream of the crop: The HR Excellence Awards 2015 shortlist

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