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The signs suggest that companies are increasingly seeing HR technology as a priority – but it’s still a long way from being ubiquitous. Deloitte’s most recent ‘Global Human Capital Trends’ revealed how three-quarters of employers see HR support as a strong priority. Yet, only 38% of...

The UK's rate of maternal employment is 27% lower than other Western countries. Isn’t it about time we did something about that? Some businesses are already doing their bit to help mothers return to work after maternity leave, offering on-site childcare for staff. However, only 5%...

Businesses have scant reason not to ensure their working practices and technologies are fit for today’s workforce – but as we outlined in the previous two blogs, many are lagging behind the times. In fact, for some, progress has been so limited, a 2013 talk by...

Data is everything for HR teams in 2017 – or at least it should be. However, data is only worth having if it’s of high quality and harnessed in the right way. If it isn’t, it won’t add business value. Somewhat worryingly, in a recent People...

There’s a real knack to failing at project management – it’s a ‘skill’ that quite a few organisations have mastered, unfortunately. The trouble is it’s not exactly difficult to make a complete hash of a project, which is why so many well-intentioned projects go off the...

Most businesses with the capabilities to do so now offer the option of working remotely – or are at least thinking about allowing employees more flexibility about where they work. In a new global report by video conferencing firm Polycom, nearly three out of every four...

Albert Einstein is said to have defined insanity as: "…doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results." While that quote may well have been misattributed - with everyone from Benjamin Franklin to Mark Twain also being credited as its originators - there's...

You quickly get used to the shorter working weeks at this time of the year, with four bank holidays in the space of six weeks throughout April/May. Do you find that work suffers as a result or do you just work more efficiently in a...

How far would you go to get employees working more productively? One company in Sweden has taken to microchipping its employees to make sure staff are staying on task. Epicentre – a digital firm based in Stockholm – has microchipped approximately 150 willing employees since first...

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