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Four signs your HR department is ready for AI

AI is one of the many technologies that has seen continued investment during the pandemic and there are tell-tale signs that a HR department is ready for AI, even if you might not think it is.

Article by: Cyril Le Mat, Director of Data Science - Cornerstone OnDemand | Published: 8 April 2021

Real-time rewards data is key to ending the gender pay gap

McDonalds publicly committed to a 50/50 gender balance among its corporate employees by 2030. This definitely stands out as an optimistic step forward being taken by a trend-setter in the business. However, traditionally, these types of statements ultimately end up being empty gestures, as often Human Resources departments are under-informed about the realities of what the payment landscape truly looks like.

Article by: Ken Charman is CEO - uFlexReward, | Published: 8 April 2021

The mirage of gender

Even small children can spot whether someone is a ‘man’ or a ‘woman.’  Even when there is an attempt to deliberately disguise your gender, it is tough to pretend. There are visible, physical clues that we understand. The width of the neck, the pitch of the voice and curves in the right places, to name but a few.  Gender is definitely a thing, right?

Article by: Elva Ainsworth, CEO - Talent Innovations | Published: 7 April 2021

Decision on workers’ rights: Bonus or burden?

Particularly in light of the current economic climate, employers should think pragmatically about how to support their flexible workforce. To identify, assess, and avoid associated risks, all businesses need to check that they’re keeping robust and up-to-date records for all individuals and that such records detail information such as work patterns, work expectations, payment terms and substitution.

Article by: Matt McDonald, Employment Partner - Shakespeare Martineau | Published: 7 April 2021

HR as employee champion

HR should be dedicated to improving the organisation as a place to work, the organisation moral compass, a force for good. That would be exciting.

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 6 April 2021

Time to Act like a Start-Up

We believe that when lockdown lifts businesses will embrace a new culture where creativity, innovation and shared ideas are welcome. Employers and employees will operate in a transparent environment where no one is scared to fail after all if we don’t fail then how we will evolve. The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us to be agile and accept change and that we need to keep moving and not to stand still.

Article by: Jonathan Sharp, Director - Britannic Technologies | Published: 6 April 2021

Lockdown, good for bosses… not so good for their staff

Has lockdown and the dramatic move from office working to home working resulted in senior managers being even more out of touch with their employees? Are senior managers over reliant on HR and their management teams for keeping in touch with front line staff ?

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 6 April 2021

Will performance reviews still have a place in the new normal?

Performance reviews have been a mainstay of performance management since World War I. However, with the workplace going through drastic changes, it’s time to take a fresh look at employee performance. It's time to discover the performance preview.

Article by: Janice Burns, Chief Career Experience Officer - Degreed | Published: 5 April 2021

What does duty of care really mean now?

At some point over the next few months, employers will be able to reopen offices and welcome back employees. But ... View Article

Article by: Dan Harding, Chief Executive Officer - Sign In App | Published: 5 April 2021

What can we learn from IKEA France?

Checking social media accounts, following up sketchy references, authenticating qualifications, identifying the internal author of hate mail, setting a trap for the office/ staff room thief, doing a spot of positive vetting. All in a days work for a Private Detective Agency.

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 4 April 2021