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Print – Issue 174 | Article of the Week

The Digital Revolution of the 20th century was, without question, disruptive and those at the forefront left those trailing, in the dirt. It was slower, predictable by comparison to the disruptive technology of today, and the same reluctance is being demonstrated, as we inevitably move into the next transformational shift.

Article by: Jeremy Auger | Published: 24 April 2019

How Strategic HR is Turning People Analytics into Business Outcomes

The function of HR is going through a rapid change. As with all industries and internal business functions, the advent of technology has boosted abilities and allowed for the once intangible to become tangible through the capture and analysis of data.

Article by: Brad Winsor | Published: 22 April 2019

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How to ensure your new business stays on the right side of HMRC

How you will pay tax will depend on the structure of your business. Depending on your business set up, you may find that you are paying familiar taxes. Sole traders and partnerships will pay taxes on their profits through the Self Assessment system.

Article by: David Redfern | Published: 20 April 2019

Five Ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome at Work

In light of the study, Instant Offices delves into why many women experience this adverse phenomenon, which UK industries have the highest ratio of self-doubters and how business owners and employees can beat imposter syndrome at work.

Article by: Chris Parnham | Published: 20 March 2019

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 In HR we trust?

The results point to HR departments are winning the battle, with employee experience rating highly for almost all questions asked: 56 percent of respondents say they regard HR as a trusted partner in staff and employer issues whereas only 23 percent said they did not trust HR

Article by: Claire Williams | Published: 7 March 2019

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Visualisation: the key to unlocking the true value of unstructured data 

What’s more, because unstructured data is far more accessible and easier to share than structured data, it poses a significant risk in terms of vulnerability from cyber-attacks. With unstructured data spread across an organisation’s infrastructure and different devices in many different forms, it’s easy picking for hackers.

Article by: Andy Richardson | Published: 6 February 2019

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Half of boards are unhappy with HR analytics  

At a time when HR wants to play a more strategic role in the business, this represents a significant challenge for organisations. Despite dissatisfaction being high, action is planned within the industry. More than three quarters (76 percent) of organisations are planning to increase investment in HR technology as a whole.

Article by: Brenda Morris | Published: 27 January 2019

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HR’s key challenges for 2019

Workplaces will finally wake up to the importance of being more environmentally friendly, while establishing a culture of psychological safety will also become key as we try to combat the rise of imposter syndrome that affected 62 percent of UK adults only in 2018.

Article by: Chieu Cao | Published: 8 January 2019

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Can global mobility survive the Brexit bubble?

The big question being asked in the sector, especially by HR and recruitment teams, is: “How much more difficult a UK independent of the EU will make international assignments and international talent management in the future?” A survey was carried out with professionals across Europe who work for companies offering international assignments - the very people whose working lives could be most affected by Brexit.

Article by: Phil Smith | Published: 27 December 2018

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HR Horror Stories to haunt your Halloween

HR departments will have plenty of experience dealing with annoying inconveniences and issues with an organisation’s employees, from frequent queries about holiday entitlement, sickness and absence, to grievance procedures, to people not following correct processes. But sometimes these issues can have more catastrophic consequence.

Article by: Maddy Keating | Published: 30 October 2018