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Jason Dowzell

Cutting HR costs

3 ways to cut HR costs and improve employee engagement

By Employee Engagement

Businesses of all shapes and sizes are under constant pressure to cut costs and improve profitability. For HR departments, this challenge can feel unsurmountable as they are tasked with cutting HR costs, without reducing headcount, and boosting productivity and employee engagement. The phrase ‘cost-cutting’ can be a time of concern for your employees and as such, can be detrimental to engagement if it isn’t handled properly. But it is entirely possible to cut HR costs and boost your employee engagement at the same time. Here’s how: Making the right hires While recruitment is often the first initiative that many businesses…

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My 5 takeaways from CIPD HR Software Show 2017

By HR Software, Technology

It has been a few days since we got back from the CIPD HR Software Show and my overriding memory is one of how busy the show was – according to CIPD the numbers were up on last year and, buoyed by some wonderful weather, I have no doubt that is the case. It was great to meet so many new and familiar faces and thanks to everyone who came to our stand or to my showcase session on GDPR. As I look back on the show, I wanted to take a few moments to reflect on the themes that we encountered when…

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Build or buy – the software conundrum

By HR Software, Software, Technology

Many businesses that are achieving excessive growth start to look at processes and procedures, and technology to aid their business is usually one of the first ideas that come to mind but often last on the list of priorities due to cost. Investing in technology that can provide immediate benefit but further long-term solutions and return on investment is often overlooked for a simpler solution that can ‘do the job’ now; often built in-house and not fit for the future but provide an immediate solution. The build or buy software debate is one troubling the finance department. Outsource and commit…

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