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HR Tech – Making an Impact in 2021

HR Technology

Whether it is reward and recognition, diversity or maintaining engagement and communication with a remote workforce, HR tech will be at the heart of driving these initiatives forward, enabling HR to do more with tighter budgets and depleted resources. Alastair Cole reviews where you could use HR Tech to best effect.

Posted by Alastair Cole on
14 January 2021

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Reframing reward post-COVID: create a foundation for recovery and growth

Motivation | Pay & Reward | Organisational Design | Reward Strategy | Performance | Wellbeing | Covid-19

Moving from reactive to proactively assessing current state against the future aspiration will place HR in control and will enable space to create a compelling, effective and sustainable people strategy that can support the business to transition from the recovery phase to the growth phase. Sarah Lardner explains how.

Posted by Sarah Lardner on
07 January 2021

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How to make your communication strategy inclusive

Employee engagement | Employee communications | Communications | Employee Experience

Achieving a truly inclusive internal comms strategy takes energy and a commitment to review and evolve. Cathryn Edmondson discusses some of the steps an organisation can take in pursuit of an inclusive internal comms strategy.

Posted by Cathryn Edmondson on
24 December 2020

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Why diversity and inclusion should be influencing your reward strategy

Equal Pay | Reward Strategy | Diversity | Ethnicity Pay Reporting

Whilst it is tempting during this period of uncertainty to invest less time in addressing diversity and inclusion initiatives, the consequences of placing them on the back burner are far reaching. Emer Bucukoglu suggests a few pointers to ensure you don't take your eye off the ball.

Posted by Emer Bucukoglu on
17 December 2020

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What shape is your organisation? 

Organisational Design

All too often, organisation redesign is done focusing on the now, using existing job grading and identifying what cost can be cut out as opposed to thinking about the future. The desired shape, i.e. what skills do we need and at what level, is a critical part of this conversation.

Posted by Justine Woolf on
10 December 2020

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How communicating with and engaging employees will change in the next five years

Employee engagement | Employee communications | Engagement | Communications | HR Technology | Employee Experience | Diversity

As baby boomers bow out while Gen Z become a bigger proportion of the workforce, it’s important to rethink your organisation’s engagement strategy. With only 1 in 3 employees on average engaged globally, there has never been more reason to refresh existing tactics.

Posted by Mark Macoun on
03 December 2020

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The Spending Review: the headline details HR leaders need to know

National Living Wage | Planning Ahead | Public Sector

Rishi Sunak delivered the 2020 Spending Review yesterday - here are the key points HR need to know at a glance, with our brief analysis of what this means and the four key impact points you need to prepare for.

Posted by Judith Moore on
26 November 2020

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HR's Christmas to-do list

Pay & Reward | Reward Strategy | Planning Ahead

With just over a month to go until the festive season is upon us, amid the gift buying and decorations your thoughts might also turn to the end-of-year to do list for HR. Judith Moore suggests a few things you should be considering during this period to make sure you are ahead in 2021.

Posted by Judith Moore on
19 November 2020

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ESG metrics in executive pay: creating long term sustainable value for all stakeholders

Executive Pay | Executive Compensation | Exec pay | Responsible Reward | ESG

Before Covid-19, many organisations looked to the UN Sustainability Goals to provide them with an environmental and societal purpose, but the pandemic has thrown up new challenges, as well as opportunities to make a difference. Sarah Lardner reviews how ESG can be used to best effect within the executive package.

Posted by Sarah Lardner on
11 November 2020

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Below the surface: why deeper dives on data are needed to get to the bottom of Gender Pay Gap issues

Gender Pay Gap | Gender Pay Reporting

The good news is that latest earning data shows that overall, the gender pay gap is in moving in the right direction. But behind the headline figures, and as the impact of Covid-19 starts to bite on the labour market and employment, it is reasonable to hypothesise that the downward trend may not continue in the same way. Judith Moore discusses why taking a deeper dive into your Gender Pay Gap is vital to making continued progress in closing the gap.

Posted by Judith Moore on
05 November 2020

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Ethnicity Pay Gap: How to Prepare for Mandatory Reporting

BAME reporting | Ethnicity Pay Reporting

The UK is becoming increasingly ethnically diverse, and with mandatory reporting a likely introduction in the next year organisations simply cannot afford to ignore it and need to put significant effort into collecting this data. ​​​So how does an organisation kick start or move the process on? Emer Bucukoglu offers three steps to get you started.

Posted by Emer Bucukoglu on
29 October 2020

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Why job design and workforce planning are key to good employee mental health

Organisational Design | Workforce Planning

Cathryn Edmondson reviews the key considerations in effective job design that can help organisations' maximise job satisfaction and the impact of their other wellbeing initiatives, and therefore make significant strides towards a mentally healthy workplace. 

Posted by Cathryn Edmondson on
23 October 2020

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