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Nine-in-ten e-commerce startups end in failure within 120 days

Gareth Hoyle, managing director at comments: “It’s clear to see that having an online presence and being visible on search engines is a key area e-commerce startups need to focus on to ensure they succeed.

Contributor: Gareth Hoyle | Published: 28 August 2019

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HR depts voted worst responders to employee needs 

When asked to pick their top two information technology (IT) frustrations, slow response times to fixing computer problems (29 percent) and the difficulty of reaching IT staff (24 percent) to fix PC were a top notch up our stress levels even higher in today’s digitally connected workplace.  

Contributor: Josh Caid | Published: 28 June 2019

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Businesses are struggling to meet strategic goals

“It is true that the changes in business imperatives have never been more frenetic, but it’s critical that organisations work to predict future talent needs and either hire or retrain existing employees to meet the challenges of tomorrow,”.

Contributor: Kay Cooper | Published: 15 February 2019

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Many businesses don’t know their headcount

 The survey also found that 63 percent of respondents believe that Brexit will be difficult, with 18percent believing it will be very difficult. To tackle the skills deficiency, almost two thirds (64 percent) of organisations will be hiring externally or training internally

Contributor: Brenda Morris | Published: 10 February 2019

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HR is becoming more and more stretched and impacting on employees

Few businesses look set to invest more to counteract the situation, with 41% of HR teams believing their budget looks set to remain the same for 2019. Worryingly, 29% still do not know what is going to happen to their budget for this year.

Contributor: Oliver Shaw | Published: 13 January 2019

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Sonic the HR practitioner

Finding and successfully hiring the right candidates for roles isn’t easy, and, often, HR and Recruitment professionals don’t get the praise they deserve for their work. Introducing HR Hero: the world’s most infuriating arcade game. Think Flappy Bird, but more rubbish – it was made in one day by one rogue GradTouch employee, Dan Kelsall

Contributor: Zac Williams | Published: 16 August 2018

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Ravi Chand CBE joins theHRDIRECTOR Editorial Panel

Ravi Chand is currently Chief People Officer at Department for International Development (DFID), with responsibility for; People, Operations, IT and systems, Estates and change. DfID operates in 32 countries. Prior to this post, he was HR Director. Workforce Management & Planning for Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Contributor: Ravi Chand | Published: 23 May 2018

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Most embarrassing spelling mistakes at work

More than half of UK adults (56 percent) would judge someone based on their spelling, according to new research by Oxford Open Learning Trust. The distance learning provider surveyed 2,000 UK adults, looking into the importance Brits place on spelling and accuracy and whether we feel embarrassed by our mistakes. Comment Dr Nick Smith, courses director and founder - Oxford Open Learning Trust.

Contributor: Dr Nick Smith | Published: 14 September 2017

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CEOs of small businesses covering HR

Time spent on HR by CEOs equates to £18,700 – 21 per cent of the median average salary for a CEO). Research from breatheHR, a HR software platform, uncovered that CEOs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are losing a fifth of their working week to HR activity, which includes a long list of admin tasks from signing off expenses to logging sickness absences. Comment Jonathan Richards, CEO – breatheHR.

Contributor: Jonathan Richards | Published: 9 September 2017

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NHS clinical negligence – the colossal cost of litigation

In response to the publication of the NAO’s report on the costs of clinical negligence in Trusts, Niall Dickson, Chief EWxecutive of the NHS Confederation, which represents health organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, responds.

Contributor: Niall Dickson | Published: 8 September 2017