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HR leaders held back by archaic payroll

HR leaders across the UK feel stressed, burnt out and held back from strategic work due to inefficient payroll technology and processes, according to new research from workforce management platform, Rippling.

Contributor: Ted Eltringham - Rippling | Published: 22 August 2023

Why is HR still struggling to measure HR performance data?

Research from XpertHR reveals almost half (48%) of HR professionals feel their involvement in strategy setting has increased over the last two years – but HR teams will need to invest more in employee data if they are to cement this strategic position, especially as current economic challenges push for stronger more data-driven strategies

Contributor: Bar Huberman, HR strategy & practice manager - XpertHR, | Published: 29 July 2023

HR leaders lack data access for pay equity

Research from XpertHR and Executive Networks suggests barriers to accessing data could be to blame for many organisations’ unsuccessful bids to address pay equity in the workplace. Of those surveyed, more than a third (35%) of senior HR leaders do not have enough data on pay, half (50%) lack employee self-identification data, and three in five (59%) are without data on employee demographics.

Contributor: Zara Nanu, CEO of Gapsquare - part of XpertHR | Published: 25 May 2023

Employees are prioritising company culture over flexible working

New findings from Cpl’s Talent Evolution Group suggest employees care less about flexible working than generally thought. The survey, to 1,500 UK employees, reveals Brits are more than twice as likely to leave their job due to negative company culture or a toxic working environment than because of limitations with flexible working.

Contributor: Barry Winkless, CSO - Cpl and Head of Cpl’s Future of Work Institute | Published: 10 May 2023

HR’s vital role? Business purchasing decisions

One in five business leaders say at least 16 people are now involved in making purchasing decisions, with 68% of finance executives describing HR as one of the top five decision-making functions, according to a new report by B2B media brand Raconteur.

Contributor: Will Brookes, CEO - Raconteur | Published: 30 November 2022

Most workers seek a digital nomad lifestyle

The desire for more freedom in where and how to work continues to rise, with 60% of respondents expressing interest in working as a digital nomad for up to 12 months in the next one to three years.

Contributor: Aliza Sweiry, UK Managing Director - Aquent | Published: 2 November 2022

Technology and data industries lead levelling out of regional salaries trend

In its 11th annual Salary Guide which surveyed over 9,000 respondents, Harnham found that certain divisions of the Data & Analytics market have seen employers paying out astronomically high salaries in the past year to both entice and retain talent out of and away from London companies.  

Contributor: David Farmer - Harnham | Published: 15 July 2022