18 posts categorised "Rethinking HR and technology"

01 August 2019

How do you make tough decisions in a time of disruption and skills upheaval?

By Brenda Trenowden, Partner I am often asked for my thoughts and advice when friends or colleagues are making major career or life decisions. After we have discussed the various options and implications, my advice is to imagine that they have already taken the decision and to assess how they...

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...

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...

06 November 2018

How will you confirm that your EU citizen employees have the right to work in the UK post Brexit?

The UK government has recently clarified its position regarding Right to Work Checks for EU nationals post Brexit.

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...

26 September 2017

Is the case for HR systems really the case for better people management?

Posted by Chris Murray According to our new HR Technology Survey, the proportion of organisations that have at least one HR process in the cloud has increased from 68% in 2015 to 73% in 2017. What’s more, almost 40% now have their core applications in the cloud, and even more...

12 September 2017

Why the future of HR software is PaaS

Our HR Tech Consulting lead partner Jeremy Lief shares his insight into the future of HR Software in our latest blog Over the past decade, software as a service (SaaS) has increasingly become part of the DNA of HR functions – and I think what we’re seeing is just the...

16 December 2016

The ‘cost’ of HR

By Jonathan Moses The focus on HR costs seemingly does not go away. Most organisations regularly track or review the cost of their HR function in one way or another and it is often scrutinised further in times of economic recession or as the organisation begins to look to amalgamate...

08 November 2016

Can technology help HR lift the masks people wear?

By Chris Murray A friend of mine told me a story recently about an organisation who had a problem. They had asked their employees what they valued in an online survey and were pleased with the results. Quality and customer satisfaction featured heavily - which was completely aligned with the...

27 October 2016

Post EU referendum: The to-do list for HR

By Anthony Bruce Getting the grips with the decision to leave the EU will be an enormous short to medium term challenge for organisations as a whole but it’s the HR function that will do much of the heavy lifting. Functions will need to be well-prepared and well-resourced if they’re...

28 September 2016

Is your organisation embracing the culture of the cloud?

By Chris Murray Two thirds of large organisations are now using cloud applications for managing people information as HR and business leaders recognise the benefits of the technology. Are you in the minority that are being left behind? PwC’s latest global HR Technology survey tells us that over 70% of...

11 May 2015

Data analytics – how can it deliver value for employee benefits?

By Naomi Saragoussi Many companies think about the employee benefit market as lots of boxes that when opened up have a benefit inside of each. The lid opens up once a year, the benefit is taken out, dusted down, renewed and put back in the box with a loud thump...

07 May 2015

The most extraordinary technology of all

By Anthony Bruce ‘It is impossible to contemplate the progress…in Great Britain within the last 30 years without wonder and astonishment. Its rapidity…exceeds all credibility’. So wrote Patrick Colquhoun in 1814* of the transformation of the manufacturing sector at the height of the Industrial Revolution. The digital revolution we’re living...

27 January 2015

Get ahead with predictive analytics

By Stephen Shelton Business service firms come in many forms in terms of what they do – whether it’s recruitment, legal services, facilities management or anything else – but they all have one thing in common; their biggest and single most important asset is their people. Business services firms are,...

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...

23 April 2014

Digital communications; are you the problem?

By Ben Jones 'It's a small world'. Something we say often when we find out we know someone who knows someone else we know. We then sometimes say, 'and getting smaller by the day'. I'm no scientist but I don't think the earth is actually getting smaller. What is changing...

17 April 2014

Risky business: identifying your potential people-related risks

By Debra De’Ath We’ve all read stories in the papers about bullying in the workplace and absenteeism, where often the focus is on the ‘victims’. But the consequences of not managing these types of risks are potentially severe for the organisations involved. People-related risks can be particularly difficult for a...

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...