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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

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Top five questions your employees are afraid to ask

Dealing with the boss can be nerve wracking, so it’s unsurprising that one in four (22.5 percent) professionals admitted that there are certain questions they’re afraid to ask their employer, with this figure rising to almost a third (31.3 percent) amongst millennials.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 1 September 2017

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Critical role of support functions in driving business value

Greater integration between finance, HR, IT and property teams in the strategic planning cycle has the potential to drive substantial value for businesses, new research has found. Comment Vernon Blunt, Strategy and Portfolio Planning Committee - CoreNet UK.

Contributor: Vernon Blunt | Published: 22 August 2017

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Raiders of the work’s fridge

British workers look in the fridge or food cupboard 13 times per day, according to new research. A survey of UK workers carried out by leading household appliances retailer,, revealed Brits look in the fridge 8 times and the cupboards 5 times per day on average. Comment from Mark Kelly, Marketing Manager.

Contributor: Mark Kelly | Published: 16 August 2017

Commuters clocking up 230 million hours on the roads

Shocking new figures underline need for transport investment and fair working conditions. New research from GMB, Britain’s general union, shows how average journey times to work have slowed down over the last five years. Comment from Jude Brimble, GMB National Secretary.

Contributor: Jude Brimble | Published: 6 August 2017