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Maintaining a single version of truth for HR data

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In the era of big data, most HR departments could be considered something of a gold mine. From timesheets and recruitment info to contracts and performance data, there’s an endless stream of valuable employee information buried deep in your business – and bringing it all together is the key to unlocking HR’s strategic potential. For many years ‘strategic’ has been HR’s desired direction of travel, and data holds the key in enabling the function to play it’s part in shaping business strategy and driving growth. People data once helped simply to show what is happening in your organisation – such…

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7 signs your HR department is overwhelmed

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With a key part to play in employee engagement, experience and welfare, your HR department may well be attuned to spotting signs of stress or discontent among the workforce – but what if those signals come from inside your own department? HR roles carry a notorious administrative burden, and it’s not uncommon for the strain of an overwhelming workload to damage the morale, productivity or even the mental wellbeing of your team. Yet struggling HR staff might be the last people in your business to put their hands up and call for help. After all, they’re the ones meant to…

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How efficient is your HR service delivery? These 5 measures will tell you…

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In most areas of business these days, results are everything. As long as processes are proven to be effective and yield the right outcomes, everything in the garden is rosy. Yet while efficiency and effectiveness are inextricably linked, it doesn’t always follow that an effective HR department is an efficient one. It’s highly likely that you’re already monitoring the effectiveness of your HR and recruitment teams, most probably in terms of KPIs like ‘cost per hire’ and ‘employee churn’. But it’s also vital to put some measures in place to help you track the efficiency of your HR service delivery…

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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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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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