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Why productivity should no longer be your main measure of success

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In recent years, ‘productive’ has become the watchword for a positive day at the office. Such has been the persistent push of productivity as a measure of success, the term now permeates everyday life – as likely to be heard around the dinner table of the average employee, as it is in the boardroom. But while we have seemingly become accustomed to judging the value of our day purely by our output, should productivity really be the sole measure of success? Modern thinking suggests perhaps not – and it’s the job of HR to find smarter ways to evaluate performance…

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How technology can help you build your employer brand

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There’s now more competition in the jobs market than ever – but it’s employers, not just candidates, who are competing to stand out from the crowd. June 2018 saw a record low number of applications per vacancy in the UK (Source: Personnel Today), providing proof if any were needed, that it’s a candidate-centric market. It’s clear that employers can no longer take their pick of the top talent – rather, the top talent has to choose you. And that means building an employer brand that the best candidates want to work for… Salaries and incentive schemes will always have a…

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How Human Resources can boost a company’s financial success

By | Business, HR Software, Human Resources

Nothing is accomplished in an organisation without people. And the hub of all things people-related is the HR department, which drives activities – such as hiring, onboarding, leadership development and career improvement – that all have a big effect on the success of an organisation. Therefore, both directly and indirectly, HR influences almost every aspect of a company’s financial performance and can have an impact that is overwhelmingly positive and profitable. Yet it can often be hard to prove this point, as people power is a metric that’s all too rarely measured. But this is starting to change and HR…

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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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