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Intelligent automation investments will drive significant change

KPMG’s survey of nearly 900 leading global HR executives found that leaders view today’s disruption as an opportunity to transform their business models and drive growth. Specifically, 65 percent say they view technology disruption as an opportunity, and 68 percent say they have taken steps to challenge themselves in the past year. The caveat in all this is that while most HR initiatives are said to be meeting expectations, more than half (59 percent) of organizations say they still lack a business case or appropriate metrics to measure results and return on investment.

Article by: KPMG | Published: 8 November 2017

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HR and coping with expanding financial regulation

Identifying a firm's senior managers and publicising their status may be a fraught exercise: while focus needs to be given to the new senior managers, it should not be forgotten that some senior individuals may be unhappy about not being made senior managers - leading to a different set of problems.

Article by: Mark Hamilton | Published: 28 October 2017

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Thirty years on from Black Monday – could it happen again now?

Stock market crashes are a bit like the Spanish Inquisition- no-one expects them. The 1987 crash is renowned for the speed and severity of the market decline, and undoubtedly when markets are plunging so sharply, it’s hard to keep a cool head.

Article by: Laith Khalaf | Published: 23 October 2017

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Savings crisis fuelled by employee financial knowledge gap

A lack of confidence when it comes to saving effectively into the right products for each individuals’ circumstances is also evident, with only two fifths (40 percent) of employees confident in their ability to choose the right financial product to help them achieve their savings ambitions.

Article by: Nigel Peaple | Published: 20 October 2017

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Tales of the unexpected

We all expect our insurance policies to pay out when we need them and group risk (employer-sponsored life assurance, income protection and critical illness) is no exception to this, but do you know what else they do? From Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for Group Risk Development (GRiD).

Article by: Katharine Moxham | Published: 19 September 2017

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How to help employees protect their maturing share schemes from tax

Employees from many leading companies are benefiting from maturing Save As You Earn (SAYE) share schemes this year, but what can they do to make sure that these potentially life changing amounts aren’t eroded by Capital Gains Tax (CGT)? From Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director, WEALTH at work.

Article by: Jonathan Watts-Lay | Published: 11 August 2017

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The secret of high-growth organisations: More HR-related interactions

New figures show that high-growth organisations have a high frequency of interactions between HR and line managers, suggesting that more regular conversations can lead to faster and better workforce decisions. From Christine Chenneour, HR and Talent Director, Cornerstone OnDemand.

Article by: Christine Chenneour | Published: 3 August 2017

Sandwich generation losing its filling

New research from online pension advice experts, Wealth Wizards, indicates that the ‘sandwich generation’ of Brits caught between looking after both the younger and older generation may be sacrificing their own financial security in order to financially support the generations on either side of them. Input from Phil Blows, Director, Wealth Wizards.

Article by: Phil Blows | Published: 4 July 2017

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Thinking big to solve a large-scale problem

The FCA’s recent Asset Management Market Study interim report provides a damning indictment of the fund management industry. It is long overdue. Article Michael Johnson.

Article by: Michael Johnson | Published: 7 March 2017

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Your company cares about your financial future (sort of)

For the majority of employees in the U.K there is free money available to them, often as much as a few hundred pounds each month, that they can claim with just an email to their Employer.

Article by: Wealth Wizards | Published: 6 January 2017