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Brilliant gamification ideas to put the fun back into learning

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The global video game industry is expected to hit a market value of over $118 billion by the year 2019. That’s simply staggering for a hobby that was once confined to clunky arcade machines and tape-based home entertainment systems that would make you wait twenty minutes before indulging in any kind of gaming. Now, video games are an intrinsic part of every day life. They still play a big role in the living room, but are increasingly the method of relaxation we choose when we need to grab a quick five minute break on our smartphones. They’re alluring, immediately obtainable…

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18 ways technology can make employee development as exciting as it should be

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We’ve all been there – sat in a dull, grey-walled room that features uncomfortable metal chairs and a complete absence of character as the tutor moves onto slide seventy-six of their presentation. Time itself stands still and you feel like a kid again, waiting for the clock on the wall to strike the hour that signals ‘home time’. Traditional training sessions, while still entirely relevant in certain situations, are gradually giving way to new forms of employee development. Learning can now be conducted anywhere, at any time and with pretty much any device you have to hand. Mobile learning, social…

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August Release: New HR Software Features

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At the end of August, we will be updating Natural HR with a refreshed template and some exciting new features. The fundamentals of the system will remain the same but our sleek new look will make the system easier to navigate and even more mobile friendly for all users. New features and changes being made to all premium versions (Starter, Professional and Enterprise) include: Announcements and Workflow Following customer feedback we have made company Announcements, such as new policies and procedures or upcoming events more prominent and they will now feature on the right-hand-side of every page. Additionally, the Workflow will be included…

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Without HR software you may as well be using VHS tapes

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Before HR software, the role of an HR Manager would be significantly different. Rather than having to set the tone of the strategy for the business, an HR manager would find themselves acting like some sort of paper-buried babysitting rather than a leader. Scrolling through pages upon pages of Excel spreadsheets and having to hope you find any trends to report on. Features of HR software such as HR reporting tools have now changed that. Paper-based HR has joined floppy disks, VHS tapes and phone boxes. Thankfully that time is over and businesses who employ staff to carry out these…

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What is asset management?

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You’d be surprised how many people in business still do ask: what is asset management? Essentially, it is keep tracking of the assets to employees in your company as well as the operating and maintaining of these assets. One recent tribunal found that an insurance company in London forgot to reclaim a car after the employee it was assigned to, was leaving the team. This was despite his many calls and emails asking how he can return it. Lack of asset management loses certain businesses thousands of pounds a year. You could point the blame and just accredit it down…

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