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Top HR Tips for 2018

This time of year provides a great opportunity to reflect on what has happened over the last year, and what the year ahead may have in store. HR, People operations, Talent, or whatever it is called in your business is becoming more and more prominent in the press, especially around the future of work, automation, AI and more. Below, are five more grounded tips, or reflection points for the year ahead:   1. Build, buy, borrow, rent? Just as every business function thinks about what it needs to succeed, so…

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7 HR Podcasts You Should Follow in 2018

You may think listening to podcasts is just a way to survive a boring commute or a way to kill time while folding laundry. The truth is that they not only take your mind off of monotonous tasks, but they also keep you inspired, educated and informed. Many industries and organisations are dealing with massive changes due to an emerging use of technology, new employment regulations and a younger and more diverse workforce. It’s often the role of HR to help the company adapt to these changes - something that you…

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Kick HR Time Wasters to the Curb

The human capital landscape is changing radically and CEOs need HR departments to be orchestrators of business strategy and innovation. According to Deloitte, the role of Human Resources is evolving rapidly to cover business-critical talent agendas, such as ‘workplace redesign, wellbeing and productivity systems’, so how can you keep up?   The future is here Technology breakthroughs are tipped to be the leading catalyst for workplace change, reveals PwC’s survey, ‘The future of work: A Journey to 2022’. Amid a lot of hype about emerging technologies stealing our jobs, rest…

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5 Ways to Stop Your HR Career from Stagnating

If you can’t help but feel like you’re HR career is stagnating, you’re not alone. The good news is it’s not a downward spiral, rather an exciting opportunity for growth. A great place to start is setting a new goal, whether it be achieving more tangible business results, pushing for internal promotion or bagging a new role altogether.   Here are five things you can try to help advance your HR career:   1. Spend more time on social media We should probably have a disclaimer here to advise ‘consumption…

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HR must-dos for fast-growing small business leaders

Every firm starts somewhere, and there is always lot of excitement and romanticization around a startup's first days. I won’t forget the exhilarating feeling I got after starting my first company while sitting at a local coffee shop. Regardless of how amazing your product is, the amount of money you raise or how experienced you are, the success of your growth story will largely depend on your people power. Before you begin Operation: Expand, commit to nurturing a healthy growth strategy, underpinned by careful planning and management. Articulate your purpose…

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HR Influencers: Catherine Allen, Making People Happy, Ella’s Kitchen

    “The most important thing is to prepare for the reality that things change as organisations grow...”       Catherine Allen is in charge of a team known as ‘The Happies’ at Ella’s Kitchen. She has worked with the business since it was owner-led, and is responsible for making sure Ella’s recruit the best, most passionate people and then keep them happy and committed with a strong culture, clear goals and a fantastic working environment.   Hi Catherine, tell us a little about Ella’s Kitchen as a company, and…

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HR influencers: Barry Flack, HR and business change mentor

    “A decade ago, I was the oddball advocating HR Technology when our profession viewed it as an obvious threat to be managed… Thankfully the tables are turning”.     Barry is an experienced business change professional with a background of senior HR and Talent roles spanning large and small businesses in various industries. Describing himself as jargon-free, pragmatic and ‘not afraid to tell it like it is’, Barry has developed a unique toolkit of expertise from which he advises clients, delivers keynote speeches and champions HR Tech. He’s…

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HR INFLUENCERS: Kate Thurlwell, Exposure Group

  “My number one agenda when I came to Exposure was to disrupt the tired, traditional HR model and deliver in the same way our people do for our clients.”       Kate Thurlwell is a highly experienced leader who loves to embrace change. By adopting the disruptive style of her industry, she believes in taking a game-changing approach to people management. Her motto ‘belief precedes reality’ is borne of her passion for innovation in talent and organisational development. Exposure operates in a vibrant creative space and Kate has nurtured a…

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HR INFLUENCERS: KAREN RIVOIRE, CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

  “The biggest challenge companies face is to ensure that people can bring their whole selves to work but at the same time contribute to something bigger.”     Karen Rivoire is an accomplished leader with a unique combination of HR, communications and brand experience. She has been responsible for defining and delivering innovative and meaningful global human resources strategies for many different companies and organisations, like Millward Brown, Unilever, Sony, etc., with a strong focus on attracting, retaining and developing top talent. In this interview, she shared her thoughts…

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9 Expert HR Tips for an Outstanding 2017

Get your HR career in gear with our expert tips for an outstanding 2017. We asked 9 of our smartest friends in the people & talent management world to each tell us their one top tip to improve HR practices in 2017, and brought them together in a handy infographic. Click here to tweet this infographic Click here to tweet this infographic Or click the slides below to move through the tips. [slideshare id=70950250&doc=bob9outstanding2017tips-170112141738] Huge thanks to Our experts: Learn more about each of our experts, and their companies, below.…

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5 HR Best Practices for 2017

2017 is starting, and most of us are thinking of what we didn’t accomplish last year or what we want to achieve this year. I’ve got two sets of resolutions for 2017. Firstly, I want to learn to dance salsa, and for my work resolution I want to improve the way we attract and retain great talent. Although not every company will benefit from implementing the same HR best practices (as it depends on culture, company size, the product or service you sell, and lots more), here are some ideas…

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HR INFLUENCERS: MARIAN BLOODWORTH, KEMP LITTLE

  "The key to addressing diversity and gender balance is to identify where any imbalance is occurring and the likely reasons for this."     Marian Bloodworth is a partner at law firm Kemp Little, based in London. Marian’s particular expertise is in helping clients in the financial services sector manage their legal risk. She has been recognised as a Women In Law 2016 Employment Lawyer, Lawyer Monthly, and is a Who's Who Legal Recognised Practitioner for Labour and Employment 2016. In this interview, she shared her thoughts on current…

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HR INFLUENCERS: PHILIP ALEXANDER, MENTORIAL

  "Now, more than ever, everything a company does is part of the employee experience, and this is changing how recruitment should operate."     Philip Alexander is a CEO and co-founder of Mentorial - the career development platform, as well as the Employee Experience and HR content curator for Startup Digest, based in London. In this interview, he shared his thoughts and advice on current trends in the recruitment and HR industry and how Mentorial is set to disrupt these sectors. Philip, what is Mentorial and what do you…

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HR INFLUENCERS: Nick Matthews,Culture Amp

 “In today’s war for talent, companies need to understand why people choose to join your organisation, or leave it to join a competitor.”     Nick Matthews is a Team Leader for CultureAmp’s EMEA team, based in London, as well as an advisor, consultant and influencer in the HR tech space. We got a chance to have him as a speaker at our Digital HR & Human Connection event in September this year, and interview him a few weeks later. In this interview with Nick, he shared his thoughts and…

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