Information Technology

HR risks tech overload following pandemic software surge

An increase in the number of digital tools used by businesses for people-related tasks is causing discord among employees and putting HR at risk of overload.

People analytics: what decisions should HR be making?

HR should bring data to every decision. This does not mean every decision should only be driven by data – but every decision should be informed by data.

HR needs good tech to make hybrid work

If HR teams want to meet employee demand for hybrid working options they must invest in collaborative technology, according to Margaret Sweeney, chief HR officer at LRN.

Creativity or development? Hybrid work plans depend on aims

Speaking at the opening keynote on day 2 of the CIPD’s Festival of Work Carl Benedikt Frey, director of the Future of Work programme at Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, argued that place is...

What HR tech will you use to bring staff back safely?

Smart systems for maintaining commercial viability and worker wellbeing will be an integral part of the post-COVID workplace. From the May/June 2021 issue Rob Gray explores some of the options.

How to ensure no-one’s on mute – managing bias on video calls

Despite lockdown easing and many planning a staggered or partial return to the office, homeworking and video calls will likely be a mainstay for many businesses. However, virtual meetings are not...

How HR can shape the next normal?

The last year has been like no other for HR professionals – digesting and understanding new legislation, making workplaces COVID-19 safe, dealing with sensitive issues such as pay cuts – and in many...

Why now is the time to reinvent HR from the ground up

Reinventing HR is no easy feat, yet the conditions created by the pandemic are forcing companies to re-evaluate their HR services, programmes and solutions.

HR needs to accelerate move to the cloud

In 2020, we saw HR organisations accelerate their adoption of cloud technology – they’re ahead of where they were projected to be, partly as a result of having to adapt to the pandemic.

How technology can be used to protect and enhance mental wellbeing

There is an ongoing debate about technology and its relationship with mental health, especially at work.

Relearning hiring and onboarding skills for virtual recruitment

The ability to build strong relationships forms the backbone of any good recruitment service. Having the opportunity to meet candidates face-to-face is crucial as it helps form a detailed view of...