23 posts categorised "Future of work"

29 May 2019

Has slow progress on gender pay dented positivity and commitment?

By Luke Hatter and Katy Bennett Has slow progress on gender pay dented positivity and commitment? The vast majority of senior business leaders attending a PwC event on gender pay reporting said the measure has had a positive impact on their business. At the event, to launch the PwC report...

03 April 2019

Ethnicity pay reporting: Why it’s time, and where to start

By Katy E Bennett Influential business leaders came together at a PwC event in London last week to discuss why it’s time organisations tackle the task of understanding, reporting and addressing their ethnicity pay gap. Whether inspired by an ethical or moral obligation, or just keen to get ahead of...

27 March 2019

Explaining Financial Wellness

By Saq Hussain In this blog we’ll look at the evolution of financial wellness across the US, Ireland and the UK, sharing our experiences of trends we are seeing in each of the markets. Financial Wellness has been a core part of the employer and employee relationship in the US....

17 January 2019

Short term pain, long term gain - Upcoming challenges for HR and Reward functions in Asset & Wealth Management

By Duncan Nicholls Market performance and compensation go hand in hand in the Asset & Wealth Management (AWM) sector. Stagnating markets will bring significant challenges to HR and Reward functions. The asset management sector is no stranger to change and transformation. At our recent Asset Management HR Network event, we...

27 December 2018

Workforce Fairness reporting in the FTSE 350: Key observations from the Building Public Trust Awards

By Alastair Woods and Jess Garbett One of the big people issues facing businesses in 2018 has been inequality in the workforce. The lightning rod for this has been gender pay, but there are a number of other themes that are challenging employers as they seek to restore trust and...

19 December 2018

The Future of HR: eight technologies that will reshape the HR function

By Chris Murray, Elizabeth Yates and Prasun Shah PwC’s latest Future of Work report tells us that organisations are not doing enough to prepare for the transformation of the world of work and that technology is at the heart of these changes. So how is HR responding? According to the...

17 December 2018

Taking agility from theory to reality - why now?

By Clare Coley and Jack Towers Agility. An agile organisation. A buzzword that is starting to gain popularity in the HR community - but there is limited evidence that agile working practices are becoming the norm. Yes there are examples of “agile scrum masters” for teams, and new flexible working...

20 November 2018

Social mobility reporting in the FTSE 350

By Alastair Woods Social mobility continues to be a key issue in the UK, with a young person’s future far too often being determined by household income and postcode. Along with educators and policy makers, employers have a role in reducing this social divide and it is great that, as...

30 October 2018

The Future of HR: can HR develop the skills needed to survive?

By Elizabeth Yates, US HR Transformation Leader & Chris Murray, Global HR Transformation & Technology Consulting Leader The future of work is here. Technology, demographic shifts, AI and robotics are just some of the factors changing how organisations operate and specifically how they leverage human talent and other resources to...

10 April 2018

The Future of Work - Our roundtable at the FT's UK Business Conference

By Rob McCargow The FT Business Conference is widely known as one of the biggest industry events. On 24 May 2018 in Manchester, we're excited to be bringing together over 200 of the most influential business and public sector leaders to discuss and share our insights on all the hot...

05 February 2018

The Workforce for a Digital Future

Authors: Martin Roets and Robert Churcher The world is changing rapidly, accelerated by the emergence and adoption of new digital technologies. Individuals’ preferences, behaviour and interactions are evolving, and the way in which organisations operate is transforming. This shift poses important questions about the skills which will be required in...

16 November 2016

Younger workers: Organisations and governments must work together to empower a new generation

By Carol Stubbings Individually, we invest a lot in our kids and help them be the best they can be. We work hard to make sure our own children are well-equipped for their adult life. The past few years have been tough for younger workers; the economic crisis has led...

20 July 2016

Five reasons why performance management is at the top of the people agenda

By Zsolt Szelecki For a while now, performance management has been seen as an increasingly bureaucratic process under the control of HR that isn’t adding value to the business anymore. It might be ‘managing’ performance – but it’s not improving performance. But recently I’ve really started to notice a sharp...

26 October 2015

Support young workers, boost the UK economy: 3 ways businesses can help

By Julian Sansum According to the results of PwC’s new Young Workers Index* link, there is potential to boost the UK GDP by 3%, or around £55bn, if steps are taken to decrease the number of 20-24 year olds not in employment, education and training. The study ranks OECD countries...

27 October 2014

Have we glimpsed the future of graduate recruitment?

By Jon Andrews A communications agency is using the dating app, Tinder, to find top graduates for its development programme. Users who visit the Tinder profile of BJL are met with an image of an empty yellow seat waiting to be filled, and can swipe their finger to the right...

22 October 2014

Innovation, transformation and opportunity - the landscape of modern mobility

By Carol Stubbings Global nomad. Remote worker. Talent swap. To some, they might just be nonsensical word pairings. But actually, they’re a snapshot of the increasingly diverse types of mobility used by organisations to move people around the world, to deliver business growth and to attract and retain a strong...

17 September 2014

The future of work is here: are you ready for it?

By Jon Andrews In business, it’s easy to assume that knowing something’s going to happen means you’re ready to deal with it. But the reality can be very different. Even the most widely recognised trend can trigger disruptions far bigger and wider than people expect. A case in point is...

18 August 2014

Would you give up your personal data for a better work experience?

By Anthony Bruce My wife and I do our food shopping online. It’s quick, relatively painless and the supermarket that we use remembers our preferences; the things that we like and choose most often. They helpfully use this information to send us deals and offers that they know we’re likely...

29 July 2014

Is this the end of the office? Looking at the future of work

By Jon Andrews Despite what Dolly Parton might say, ‘Working 9 to 5’ might soon become a thing of the past as workers of today start to move towards different ways to make a living. Or at least that’s what the results of our latest survey are telling us! We’ve...

24 July 2014

Are performance ratings heading towards extinction?

By Alastair Woods There’s a growing school of thought that our traditional tools for managing employee performance are outdated and in need of a radical reboot. Some of heaviest criticism has been aimed at performance ratings and forced rankings - those bastions of the annual appraisal process. At the heart...

09 April 2014

Generational attitudes to technology and working style: why HR should care

By Jon Andrews My dad used to get frustrated because I didn’t know what happens inside a car engine – ‘the bits’ as he used to call them - but I could drive a car and knew how to phone the mechanic, so why did I need to know? I’m...

31 March 2014

Taking the hassle out of reward: convenience is key for driving performance in a diverse workforce

By Marc Hommel Today’s time-poor, digital society is breeding a new wave of demands from an increasingly diverse workforce. The millennial generation are constantly looking for ways to make their lives easier. And if employers want to get the most out of their future leaders, then they need to make...

25 March 2014

What goes up must come down: analysing the forces that drive executive pay

By Tom Gosling For proof that the world can change in unexpected ways, those concerned about executive pay need look no further than a 1976 Harvard Business Review article by David Kraus. Entitled 'The 'devaluation' of the American executive’, he bemoaned the fact that the relative decline in executive pay...