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  • Having trouble getting buy-in for your latest big HR idea? These simple tips will help Whether you’re trying to secure a pay rise or promotion, or convince busy line managers of the value of your new HR initiative, your ability to persuade colleagues, peers and senior leaders plays a significant role in achieving success. Some [...] The post 10 persuasion techniques to use as your professional sup...

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  • Low productivity is a persistent problem in the UK, but there are simple measures HR can take to make a big difference Barely a month goes by without another major report into the UK’s persistent productivity problems. In May 2018, a study by Ricoh and Oxford Economics estimated that the country could achieve a [...] The post Seven ways HR can increase employee productivity appeared first on CIPHR...

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  • 13 companies will take to CIPHR’s stage to showcase how technology is solving HR’s most pressing problems More than a dozen experts will share their expertise with delegates at the CIPD HR and Recruitment Software Show 2018 in a series of free talks hosted CIPHR on stand F10. Held across the show’s two days, on [...] The post CIPHR to host series of expert talks at CIPD HR and Recruitment Software...

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  • Although the precise details of UK immigration and employment law are still to be determined, there’s plenty that HR teams can do now to support EU-national staff With the immigration terms of the Brexit transition period recently agreed between the UK and EU, employers and HR teams are now able to start planning for [...] The post Five Brexit scenarios that HR teams can plan for now appeared firs...

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  • Popular UK salon group picks CIPHR for their first-ever HR system RUSH Hair & Beauty has selected CIPHR to deliver and implement its first centralised HR system, supporting more than 90 salons, its head office teams and their operational support departments, and a family of more than 1,200 colleagues. “Currently we are working with [...] The post CIPHR is a cut above for RUSH Hair & Beauty appeare...

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  • Forget ‘gut feelings’ – it’s time for HR professionals to turn to internal data and robust research as the foundation for their strategic interventions Somewhat ironically, data about the surge in popularity of evidence-based HR is hard to come by. But with 89% of respondents to our 2018 trends survey saying they expect the [...] The post The rise of evidence-based decision-making: why HR needs to...

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  • HR departments often use the Bradford formula to calculate the impact of absence. But how does it work, and is it still a valid metric?   What is the Bradford factor and what is it used for? The Bradford factor is a formula used by HR departments to calculate the impact of employees’ absences on [...] The post Understanding Bradford factor scores appeared first on CIPHR.

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  • Co-owner of Job.com Arran Stewart explains why blockchain makes it quicker and cheaper to hire, and gives workers more control over their own career   While many HR software companies are still trying to figure out their blockchain from their Bitcoin, Job.com co-owner Arran Stewart has gone all-in on the new technology, relaunching the job [...] The post ‘Blockchain cuts out the middleman – recrui...

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  • Dull, staid offices make for bored, uninspired employees. Make sure your workplace stimulates all their five senses - sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch - to improve performance and stimulate new ideas. This article was first published in September 2013, and republished in April 2018.  The post Infographic: how to stimulate the five senses to improve workplace creativity appeared first on CIP...

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  • Don’t spend your hard-earned cash on expensive textbooks – here’s our pick of the free HR ebooks 1. Staying Relevant in the Workplace: Develop Lifelong Learning Mindsets by Dr J Brassey and Professor Dr Nick H M van Dam What: Two senior partners from global consulting firm McKinsey have teamed up to create this essential [...] The post The seven best free HR ebooks appeared first on CIPHR.

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  • While most people are picking over the 2018 statistics, it’ll be 2019’s numbers that actually prove if organisations have bothered to tackle their gender pay challenges, writes Cathryn Newbery The gender pay gap reporting deadline of 4 April ended up being something of a damp squib. The government website predictably crashed on the morning [...] The post Opinion: Next year’s gender pay gap reports...

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  • David Godden, VP at Thymometrics, offers advice on why engagement matters, the failings of traditional surveys, and how real-time feedback could benefit your organisation  1. Low engagement is a serious problem “Employee engagement around the world has become a real problem,” says Godden, citing a Gallup report which found that 87% of the global workforce [...] The post Five things HR needs to kno...

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  • It's estimated that a quarter of all people will suffer work-related stress at some point during their working lives. But work doesn't have to be unhealthy; this infographic offers helpful advice on how to actually improve employees' health while they are at work. This article was first published in May 2013, and republished [...] The post Infographic: how to improve workplace wellbeing appeared ...

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  • New regulations will prompt cultural changes in HR’s attitudes towards collecting and protecting sensitive employee data, experts argueAny HR professional worth their salt will be aware that significant changes to how employee data is collected and stored come into effect on 25 May 2018, when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforceable across [...] The post Why the GDPR will ...

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  • When HR professionals talk about data analytics, generally they focus on the good stuff. But every employer is at a different point in their data journey; some we work with have very little or even no people data to draw on at all, while others use a balanced scorecard to identify their financial, internal, customer, [...] The post Opinion: Why ‘bad’ data can be good news for your organisation app...

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  • It’s not uncommon for employees to lose their motivation from time to time. We explore the signs and dangers of a lack of motivation, and six ways to get your staff back on track Despite your best efforts, it’s possible that even the best hires can become demotivated over time – in fact, nearly [...] The post How to reboot an unmotivated employee appeared first on CIPHR.

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  • Congratulations – you’ve got the top job you’ve always wanted. But now’s the hard part: being a success. HR experts offer their tips for navigating that tricky honeymoon period Every new starter wants to make the right impression and get their tenure with their new organisation off to the best possible start. But when you’re [...] The post Getting your first 90 days right: secrets for new HR direc...

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  • With absence and presenteeism estimated to cost the UK economy £73 billion annually, ensuring employees’ wellbeing is a business imperative. Samantha Caine shares her top tips for preventing stress and burnout among your staff Employee engagement is essential to the longevity of any organisations, yet studies have shown that engagement is increasingly threatened by employee [...] The post Seven st...

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  • Making the step up from employee to manager can be difficult. Here are some helpful tips on how to be a great boss. This article was first published in October 2014, and republished in March 2018. The post Infographic: how to be the best boss appeared first on CIPHR.

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  • Some organisations in Wales are required by law to offer services – including HR technology – in both English and Welsh Since 2011, selected organisations in Wales have been required to offer their services in both the English and Welsh languages. CIPHR explains what this means for self-service HR software. Why are some organisations [...] The post How do the Welsh language standards affect HR sof...

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  • As the SMCR is set to extend to 47,000 firms by the end of 2018, Lucy Gordon, senior solicitor at ESP Law, explains what HR professionals can do to prepare The Senior Managers and Certification regime (SMCR) was introduced to UK banks, building societies, credit unions and some investment firms in March 2016. The government [...] The post The Senior Managers and Certification Regime: what’s changi...

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  • Selecting a clear, concise and aesthetically pleasing CV template is essential for anyone's job hunting efforts if you are to stand out when recruiters sift through a pile of applications. And there's more to creating a CV than just booting up Word; you need to think carefully about what the design, layout and font [...] The post 10 great minimal CV templates appeared first on CIPHR.

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  • Blockchain researcher and HR consultant Andrew Spence on how blockchain technology will shape the future of HR You’ve probably heard about blockchain, but it’s unlikely you’ve used it or fully understand what it is – let alone have a handle on how it might change work as we know it. Fortunately for us bemused [...] The post Q&A: ‘Blockchain isn’t about making money – it will revolutionise how we w...

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  • FSB finds a third of small companies haven’t even begun the process of complying with regulations coming this May; experts warn HR could face rising admin burden under new regime With less than three months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) arrival on 25 May 2018, the vast majority (more than [...] The post Just 10% of small businesses are ready for the GDPR appeared firs...

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  • Although the UK is one of the safest places to work in the world, workplace injury and ill health is estimated to cost the economy £14.9 billion a year. From the problematic daily commute to the rising prevalence of mental ill health, here are some essential facts and figures HR needs to know about [...] The post The cost of work related ill health appeared first on CIPHR.

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  • Ten years on from the 2008 crisis, it’s high time HR tackles the persistent issue of low productivity. Five experts offer their advice for achieving real change in 2018 Governments and industry commentators have been talking about the UK’s so-called productivity ‘puzzle’ for so long – close to 10 years, since the 2008 financial crisis [...] The post When will HR solve the ‘productivity puzzle’? ap...

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  • As a third of organisations admit to being poor at recruiting neurodiverse employees, panellists at Roffey Park event discuss how to make non-neuro-typical workers feel more at home Just 14% of organisations deliberately seek to hire people who do not ‘fit’ with the organisation’s existing culture, according to Roffey Park’s Management Agenda 2018. More [...] The post ‘We need cognitive diversity ...

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