Recent human resource articles
UK Employment Statistics
April 17 2018 - The unemployment rate stands at 4.2% - 0.5% down over the year. The lowest rate since 1975.
It's not me, it's you: re-thinking the exit interview process to transform the employee experience
April 15 2018 - The exit interview has been seen as an exercise in qualitative feedback, with responses delivering very little actionable data back to the
DTL Letter to editor in response to Reform report on apprenticeship levy
April 13 2018 - A newly-published report by the think tank Reform correctly identifies some of the issues raised by the Apprenticeship Levy but is wide of
the mark on three counts.
Is Your Job Making You Sleep Deprived?
April 5 2018 - Sleep is the most vital component to having both an enjoyable and a fruitful day. A Sleep Council study revealed that the industry you work in
can greatly affect how you sleep.
The value of video in employee onboarding
March 6 2018 - The faster new hires feel welcomed and prepared for their jobs, the faster they will be able to successfully contribute to the business.
February 25 2018 - How can you be unfailingly courteous and respectful without then also beating
around the bush and losing focus and impact?
The new rules of meeting room etiquette
February 2 2018 - While much common sense meeting room etiquette remains
relevant, advances in technology mean that some of the old, more bureaucratic rules can be thrown out.
10 Crucial Signs That Your Startup May Not Work
January 30 2018 - In spite of all the obstacles and challenges, people are happier
when they try to do something for themselves and not work for a corporation.
Improve Employee Wellbeing in 2018
January 7 2018 - Employee initiatives are no longer just a perk to attract talent.
Russian Hackers Never Sleep: How To Protect Yourself
December 17 2017 - The harm caused by hackers is enormous. They steal
personal data, banking details and leave the whole system out of order.
The Business Case for Digitising Human Resources
December 11 2017 - Here are the top four ways digitising HR functions adds value to the organisation.
A Guide To Managing And Helping Expat Employees
December 11 2017 - Follow these tips to make the expat experience go smoother for your employees and their new workplaces
7 common pitfalls to avoid in your employee experience programme
December 5 2017 - Compared to customers, employees simply do not have the same opportunities or platforms available to voice their opinions on their experience at work.
The Trends Shaping Recruitment
November 9 2017 - Some of the cutting edge techniques that recruitment agencies are employing to find the very best candidates who are capable and reliable.
How to recover from a cyber-attack
October 23 2017 - Ever been fooled by a bogus email?
How You Can Benefit from Employee Surveys
June 5 2017 - Some helpful information that you can use to empower your workforce and fix those underlying issues that may be affecting your productivity.
The Importance of Team Building in HR Management
May 12 2017 - Team building can play a huge part in strengthening a corporate culture and a great tool in achieving an efficient organisation.
5 HR Mistakes to Avoid When Dismissing Staff
May 11 2017 - Sometimes, when all other avenues have failed, it is necessary
to say goodbye to underperforming employees in order to optimise business efficiency.
Giving every employee a voice: why CEOs should jump off the pedestal
February 3 2017 - Open-minded HR departments can reap the rewards of building an engaged workforce and unlock the benefits this creates for the business as a whole.
Why it's important to get diversity right
January 9 2017 - Creating a diverse workplace isn't just about adhering to the laws regarding discrimination,
but going the extra mile in creating an environment where people from any ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, race, or political belief can feel safe and valued.
Uncertainty surrounding the UK hotel industry: the actions hoteliers should take
January 9 2017 - What does the future hold for the UK's hotel industry?
On-the-job training: the key to meeting client needs
January 4 2017 - The training of young lawyers is still wedded to 20th or even 19th century thinking: they are taught how to look for and identify problems, not how to solve
First Round to the Drivers
December 14 2016 - The Uber case is a salutary lesson for all employers - whether in the gig economy or not - to look carefully at the terms and conditions of their
employment contracts. Try and outrun the law by being too clever and it will eventually catch up with you.
Discrimination in Financial Services - the role of the Financial Ombudsman Service
December 9 2016 - When financial services are withheld with less legitimate cause, the individual in question may have the right to seek redress.
How employment tribunal decisions can impact your business
December 5 2016 - Whatever the size of your business, employers need to keep abreast of changes in employment law. There have been some interesting cases in
2016 which have given clarification on key decisions which employers may face in the workplace.
Brexit and Employment Law - just business as usual?
November 24 2016 - Since the UK's decision to leave the European Union, uncertainty surrounding the legal implications have been widespread; particularly
within the UK employment law landscape.
Uncovering Potential Leaders with Recruitment Assessment
November 24 2016 - Recruitment assessment is a detailed
and highly analytical process carried out by experts in the fields of business psychology and HR.
Extra Workload a Challenge for Work-life Balance
October 28 2016 - A recent survey suggests that office workloads in major European economies have gone up significantly over the last year.
Uberisation: how agile working works for lawyers
October 27 2016 - Agile working has become a paramount concern for many employers, high on their agenda because they recognise that it can help to create
a more efficient and effective organization.
Recruiting For Diversity
September 5 2016 - Disability and inclusion policies, including blind CVs, often fail in practice because they are seldom supported by an understanding of
true inclusion problems.
Working for your Workers
September 1 2016 - To put it simply: our relationship to work has changed.
Business skills are more important than ever post-Brexit
September 1 2016 - If the people who are supposed to hold the reigns of the business world are unsure of their ground, how on earth must young people feel when faced with
the prospect of getting on the corporate job ladder?
How Will Accounting Make You a Better HR Manager?
August 29 2016 - There are a lot of ways knowledge in accounting can help you perform better as an HR manager.
Time to take on the diversity dilemma
August 16 2016 - Facebook is the latest in a long line of organisations to have a spotlight shone on its diversity performance.
Brexit and Change Management
August 11 2016 - The certainty of change coming down the line makes this the perfect time to take a look at the challenges inherent in introducing any change
within an organisation.
5 Essential Elements for Optimal Performance Management
July 29 2016 - The importance of an efficient performance management system is fairly universally accepted in HR circles.
The secret behind successful flexi-working? Culture
July 4 2016 - When done well, flexi-working can be a game changer and productivity enhancer.
The question is, how do you adopt flexi-working in a way that enhances productivity?
A new study: what career success looks like between men and women
June 23 2016 - A new study with 2000 workers in the UK on gender equality in the workplace, conducted by
REED, has revealed some interesting results.
European Commission Announces Initiative Package
June 23 2016 - The European Commission is in the process of implementing a wide-ranging strategy to create a genuine ‘Digital Single Market' across the EU.
UK immigration - what employers can expect in 2016
April 4 2016 - 2016 is already looking like it may be an annus horribilis for UK immigration.
Implementing an effective social media policy
March 23 2016 - Social media's presence in the workplace grows more prolific by the day, and as such is impacting the way in which managers, employees and even
job applicants communicate.
Period Leave: What Does It Mean For Your Company?
March 16 2016 - How do you continue to promote equality in the workplace while simultaneously meeting the needs of those who suffer
from clear gender based ailments?
Tinnitus: What employers need to Know
March 1 2016 - Tinnitus is a debilitating condition, and can be caused by exposure to loud or prolonged noise in the workplace, or a head or neck injury.
Workplace Drinking - Where (And How) To Draw The Line
March 1 2016 - You may be able to stop a problem before it starts by issuing clear guidelines about when and where drinking is acceptable.
Bid Writing: 5 Tips to Increase the Quality of Your Bid
February 25 2016 - Bid writing is difficult, but writing an effective bid that really stands out is your best bet of getting the job you want, especially
if you're a freelancer.
Duvet Days - What Are They, And Should You Offer Them?
February 5 2016 - Let's be honest, plenty of us pull 'sickies' in order to have a Duvet Day. Which is why some companies are
cutting right to the chase and making Duvet Days a legitimate thing.
UK vs US = Who's Winning the Social Recruitment Battle?
January 25 2016 - In the UK as many as 60% of recruiters have not used social media in the
recruitment process compared to just 6% in the US.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
January 12 2016 - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a condition which is a mystery to many simply due to the fact that is not easily identified,
is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, and is also not very well publicised.
Jonas Gutierrez Case: Understanding discrimination in the workplace and how to avoid it
December 8 2015 - Zee Hussain, employment partner at Simpson Millar explains what constitutes discrimination in the
workplace whilst providing practical guidance on how to avoid it.