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A group of employees are strategically planning how to modernise HR activities

5 best practices to modernise your HR department

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Each new year heralds a fresh start for every business and provides an opportune moment for HR leaders to take stock of the rapidly changing work environment. From the rise of the Millennial and Generation Z workforce to the increasing proliferation of freelancers and ‘gig’ workers, a number of employment trends have transformed the workplace in recent years. Add technology developments into the mix, and it seems the goalposts are moving on a near daily basis – all of which makes it essential for HR departments to adapt, modernise HR and move with the times. Traditional HR models are fast…

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Young business man using technology to build his employer brand

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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Two male colleagues preparing for the top HR trends 2019

The changing workplace – 5 key HR trends to watch in 2019

By | Employee Management, Human Resources | No Comments

Our recent Natural HR annual conference – entitled ‘How HR can adapt to the changing workplace’ – was a fascinating event that yielded many insightful predictions for the coming year. On 29th November 2018, three prominent HR experts shared their views on how the workplace will change in 2019. They were, gig economy specialist and HR influencer Annabel Kaye; entrepreneur and employee engagement expert Glenn Elliott; and writer and HR transformation specialist Andrew Spence. Their talks were followed by a panel discussion, in which they answered questions about the future of work and the changing role of HR. So for…

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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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