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This month's guest blogger is Henry Martin.

Henry is an HR professional with over a decades experience. He has worked in the aviation industry and land management sectors. He now works for FMP Global who provide complete payroll solutions to businesses of all shapes and sizes.

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Transforming HR through strategic data

Across all the business departments, Human Resources has potentially the most to gain from the intelligent use of analytics. From improved resourcing and performance reviews to identifying problem areas that can improve policies, data analytics can drive deeper insights into management and operational issues that can improve overall organisational performance, argues

Article by 21 June 2018

WHY ‘BEST FIT’ IS REPLACING ‘BEST OF BREED’ SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

Businesses with ‘best-of-breed’ solutions soon became frustrated with the limitations imposed on them and as such, ‘best-in-class’ solutions proliferated. Organisations began to select these alternatives which could perform a range of functions. However, of the plethora of functions offered, only a small percentage would be relevant to individual businesses and they found themselves paying for features which they did not use.

Article by 14 June 2018

The smallest performance improvements can lead to business ‘Gold’

It is shocking to realise how far the UK is behind its European counterparts regarding productivity, with output during the past decade being its lowest since the 1820s. Recent findings from the Office for National Statistics got me thinking about the potential causes of this slowdown, which are still not entirely understood and could be caused by any one of a number of complex issues – the working environment, culture, training and the technology tools businesses have available, for example. 

Article by 9 May 2018

There is such a thing as a free lunch and it makes you happier

It seems pretty clear to us that their success proves that supporting employees’ wellbeing can lead to a serious competitive advantage. Of course we know that not every business can provide nap pods and on-site hairdressers. But offering nutritious meals and snacks is a powerful - and affordable! - way to have a happy and healthy team.

Article by 27 April 2018

IT’S MORE THAN A WHITE HOUSE ISSUE – RETAINING TOP TALENT

I recently read two interesting articles on the struggles of holding onto top industry talent. The first described how, in his first year of Presidency, Donald Trump had recorded the highest level of turnover in senior staff in the history of the White House. The second commented on a new report which found that two thirds of UK SMEs experience recruitment and retention difficulties.

Article by 16 April 2018

Bad news data

There's data HR want to share with the board - recruitment, the impact of talent management, of performance pay - and there's data they prefer to slip under the carpet.

Article by 12 March 2018