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HR transformation: Why you shouldn’t change for change’s sake…

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As a term, ‘HR Transformation’ is well over 20 years old, first proposed as a revolutionary idea back in the mid-1990s. Concepts pioneered by Professor David Ulrich, such as HR Business Partners and Shared Services we’re linked to it, and have since set the standard for how HR departments should be structured. As more powerful technology emerges in HR, big budgets continue to be poured into sizeable HR transformation projects. But do they really work? Or is change delivered more effectively when implemented in a pragmatic, incremental approach? In this blog post, we’ll look at why ‘big-bang’ HR transformation programmes…

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5 ways HR technology can improve employee productivity

By | Employee Management, HR Software, Technology

One of the key tasks facing any HR team is increasing employee productivity, as more productive employees translate into a healthier bottom line. With a productive workforce, you cut time-wasting, improve communication, boost engagement and raise happiness levels across your organisation – resulting in lower costs and higher profits. And there are now a host of tools out there that, when used properly, could result in higher employee productivity. Here are five ways technology can help you get the most out of your workforce: 1. Improve your reward programme Praising and rewarding staff has long been a mainstay of business…

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Why HR must embrace the future of work

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The future of work is changing – quickly and irrevocably. Artificial intelligence (AI) and other technological innovations are driving this change and the working landscape in twenty, or even ten years’ time is going to be vastly different from that of today. Developments such as social media, mobile working and cloud connectivity have already altered how, where and when people work – while AI, robotics, and smart technology are already making some traditional job roles obsolete. In short, we’re facing an innovation deluge. And keeping on top of all the latest technologies and trends is going to be a key…

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How to get your employees to adopt to self-service

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Self-service HR was once the preserve of big companies with big budgets. But today – thanks to the Cloud – costs for these systems have come down and are affordable for businesses of all sizes. The benefits of adopting Employee Self Service (ESS) and Manager Self Service (MSS) are huge. They speed up processes, cut down on paperwork, reduce administration, allow for instant checks on holiday availability and much more. In short, they save you time and money and take a lot of pressure off your HR department. So, it’s no surprise that many firms – big and small –…

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My 5 takeaways from CIPD HR Software Show 2017

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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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