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    Building skills the top priority for HR leaders in 2021

    HR leaders were asked to list their priorities. Photo: Shutterstock HR leaders’ top priority for 2021 is to add critical skills, once the immediate threat of the Covid-19 crisis recedes, a prominent study has found, while questions emerge over trust in and quality of senior management. According to global business analyst and consultancy Gartner in […] More

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    Personnel Today Awards 2020: Change Management Award shortlist

    Great Western Railway accept the Managing Change Award at the 2019 Personnel Today Awards. The Personnel Today Awards take place in just a few weeks. As part of our ongoing coverage of the shortlisted finalists, we look at those in line for this year’s Change Management Award. Bupa At the start of 2019, Bupa felt […] More

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    Tapping into tech: How agile HR leadership drives resilience (webinar)

    Shutterstock Tuesday 24 November 2020, 2:00pm GMT How many times have you pivoted your HR strategy this year? With profound disruption and challenges, HR and People leaders have had to steer organisations through unprecedented change, and adapt and pivot repeatedly as a result. This is despite the fact that, before the global pandemic, less than […] More

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    WEF: Half of all work tasks to be automated

    Roles where human interaction is important, in sectors such as care, will increaseShutterstock Half of all work tasks will be handled by machines by 2025 – but inequality will worsen as a result – according to the World Economic Forum.The WEF’s latest forecast into the impact of automation said a “robot revolution” would create 97 […] More

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    HR in universities: “One day is never the same as the next”

    Joanne Marshall is head of Universities Human Resources and director of people and campus services at the University of Bradford Joanne Marshall has recently become the chair of Universities Human Resources, a body that supports people professionals across the higher education sector. With university HR teams facing unprecedented challenges due to a sharp rise in […] More

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    ReimagineHR: Expect a new employment deal post-Covid, says Gartner

    Boundaries between work and life have blurred, and employers must find new ways to engageShutterstock Employees’ capacity to deal with change is around half what it was in 2019 as they deal with increased worries around the economy, job security and the health of their loved ones, according to analyst firm Gartner. Discussing how the […] More

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    Top 10 HR questions September 2020: Testing, Brexit and redundancy

    Shutterstock As the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases rose in the last month, employers have been asking questions about testing for the virus. In September’s top ten FAQs, popular questions included those on whether employers can test their workforce and if they should disclose a colleague’s positive test result. Additionally, employers are turning their attention […] More