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Join us at the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018

By | HR News, Natural HR

CIPD’s 71st Annual Conference & Exhibition returns 7 – 8 November 2018 at Manchester Central. The theme of this year’s free event is ‘leading the people profession’, with the aim for thousands of HR and L&D professionals to develop their skills and competencies in the ever-changing world of work to drive good work and good business within their organisation. Over the course of CIPD’s two-day agenda, you’ll have the chance to be inspired by 60 free learning lessons and 38 professionally-led conference sessions. You’ll also have the opportunity to make valuable connections and network with over 5,000 people professionals from…

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Employment and the gig economy – are you ready for change?

By | Business, Human Resources

The gig economy is booming, and the makeup of the modern workforce might well be changed forever. Zero hours is the new ‘nine to five’, freelancers are the new full-timers, and increasing digital capabilities mean independent and casual workers continue to rise. It’s estimated that as much as 30% of the working-age population in Europe is dancing to the tune of the gig economy already. The pros and cons of the gig economy, both for these flex-workers and their employers, can be debated long and hard – but the movement itself is undeniable. It’s therefore unsurprising that legal and tax…

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The GDPR revisited – how the new legislation has affected HR

By | Business, Human Resources

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in effect for just over four months. For all the hype and trepidation that spread across the business world in the lead up to May 25th 2018, the noise has now somewhat dissipated. So, what has been the impact of GDPR four months on, both on HR and the wider business? And how much is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) ready and willing to flex its new powers? For the latter, this may become clear very soon when we see what action is taken against British Airways (BA) for its recently reported…

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Four steps to designing the ideal employee experience

By | Human Resources

Your employee experience (EX) is the sum of every touchpoint, exchange and interaction your people have with your organisation, right from their first contact with you as a potential recruit to when they end their employment. It includes pay and benefits, working environment, technology, security, performance appraisals, career path, training and development and so on. In short, employee experience is everything. Employees expect a working experience that’s both engaging and enjoyable. And companies that respond to this reap considerable financial benefits, as happy employees are typically the most productive employees.   Businesses are becoming more and more aware of the need…

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Why ‘cheap’ HR implementations are often the most expensive

By | HR Software

For businesses investing in any kind of new software, the vendor selection process is typically driven by three key factors. Firstly, the buyer determines what features and functionality are required to serve their purpose, and seeks out the vendors best able to meet these requirements. They then consider a shortlist of options based on customer service and maintenance quality. Which provider has the best track record on support? Who will be the most responsive to technical issues? The third determining factor, of course, is the price. But there’s a fourth (and fifth) key consideration in buying new software that is all…

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