Internal communications

The art of tricky succession conversations

?One of the qualities required for an HRD to be an effective succession planning facilitator is courage

Marks and Spencer jobs at risk

Marks and Spencer (M&S) is set to close two of its clothing distribution centres, putting nearly 700 jobs at risk

Most believe office romances are acceptable

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of UK employees believe having a workplace romance shouldn’t be a sackable offence, according to a Perkbox survey

Three steps to end the gender divide in job feedback

Gender bias is alive and well within workplace feedback systems – and successive data continues to prove it

Feedback on employee strengths rather than weaknesses deemed more valuable

Feedback on employee strengths could have more of an impact on their performance than focussing on their weaknesses, according to co-founder of Act2Manage Robert Dobay

Technology's workforce engagement potential remains untapped

Three-quarters (76%) of HR professionals still use annual employee surveys to measure workforce engagement, according to real-time audience engagement app Vevox

Hot topic: Transition to a green economy, part two

Polling for the general election suggested that the environment was a greater concern for voters than ever

Case study: Engaging staff with a new HRIS and payroll system at Charles Stanley

?The HR team at Charles Stanley implemented an HRIS and payroll system in just three months

Accenture's UK&I HRD on what's kept her in HR

Candida Mottershead has been with Accenture more than two decades, but HR at the firm still stretches her

Is a 'right to disconnect' email ban over Christmas a good idea?

The University of Sussex Business School found staff have different goals dictating whether they’d appreciate a ban

Four ways to strategically focus on employee wellbeing

At the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition speakers throughout day one explained how they are focusing on employee wellbeing in a values-driven strategic way

Hot topic: Political conversations at work, part two

Workplaces are becoming increasingly politicised, with research from Jobsite finding that 46% of employees have noticed an increase in political discussion among colleagues

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