Dec 11, 2018 3:12:25 PM
Agile HR: A transformation still in progress

Agile working methods started life in the world of software development but quickly migrated to other sectors. Companies looking to gain a competitive edge through innovation began adopting the agile project management practices of Silicon Valley. So out went top-down, long-term planning. In came small, cross-functional teams working through short cycles or “sprints” to meet fast-changing customer needs.

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Nov 27, 2018 1:04:00 PM
Revealed - The Secrets of Successful People Analytics

The idea that the quality of employees’ working lives has an impact on a company’s bottom line might once have sounded ridiculous. Now that it’s gone mainstream, organisations are collecting more and more data - not only about work life quality, but related issues, including employee wellbeing, engagement and satisfaction.

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Nov 7, 2018 4:21:03 PM
Is your company really ready for employee engagement?

Most HR professionals, if asked, would argue employee engagement is important. For HR the goal should always be happy and satisfied employees who do a good job and feel comfortable at work. In reality there seems to be a lack of true commitment to implementation of ongoing employee engagement strategies.

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Oct 23, 2018 11:22:00 AM
The complex relationship between stress and productivity

Work-related stress is at sky-high levels as employees struggle with constant technological change, unsupportive managers and heavy workloads. An “always on” culture that’s blurred the line between work and leisure time also drives stress levels up – and in some cases leads to burnout. That’s a tragedy for the individuals concerned and a problem for their employers who must cover the heavy costs of sickness absence or of hiring replacements.      

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Oct 9, 2018 9:53:00 PM
Why organisational culture is the key to success

You often hear how a company’s organisational culture is key to happy employees, a growing business and success. But what is organisational culture really about? Is it something as simple as hanging inspirational quotes on the wall, offering fresh fruit and sprinkling comfortable chairs, lounges and cushions  around the office?

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Sep 18, 2018 11:11:00 AM
Strategic role for HR is finally within reach

Are HR professionals just administrators or can they also play a strategic role?  It’s a question that has been hotly debated for many years, but many businesses thought they had found the answer when they adopted the so-called Ulrich model. This handed transactional work to staff in shared services centres, freeing up other members of the HR team to focus on higher value work as experts in recruitment, reward and other specialist areas or as business partners. At least that was was the theory.

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Sep 4, 2018 11:11:05 AM
The real potential of employee engagement surveys

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of employee engagement surveys? Fun, useful and a chance to reflect? Or time-consuming, irrelevant and with no apparent use?

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Aug 8, 2018 1:11:00 PM
Hard data helps drive down employee absence

Employee absence eats into company profits. The problem isn’t just the direct costs of paying workers while they are off sick. When you add all the indirect costs, including lost production and paying for staff cover, absenteeism can consume as much as 15% of an organisation’s payroll, according to one study.

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Jul 4, 2018 12:32:47 PM
Payback for Listening to Employees All the Time

If you tell business leaders they need to carry out employee engagement surveys every two weeks or even more often, they are likely to say that once a year is bad enough. The thought of more frequent surveys would fill them with horror.

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Jun 6, 2018 11:05:00 AM
How Productivity and the Employee Experience Come Together

We all know that happy and engaged employees are good for business. They’re more productive and less likely to take time off work or leave than those who are disengaged.

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