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    TUC urges new laws to rein-in artificial intelligence

    Photo: Shutterstock The TUC has sounded the alarm over what it describes as ‘huge gaps’ in UK employment law over the use of artificial intelligence at work. New legal protections were needed as workers could be “hired and fired by algorithm” the trade union body said in a report published today (25 March). The study […] More

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    Why data analytics is the first step to closing the gender pay gap

    Shutterstock Ahead of International Women’s Day next week, Tara O’Sullivan looks at how effective data analytics can be in helping an organisation develop a plan to close its gender pay gap. Research conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research estimated that women wouldn’t receive equal pay until 2059. I think we can all acknowledge […] More

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    Eight-fold increase in leave requests after roadmap announcement

    LucyLilu / Shutterstock.com Employers could be handling a surge of annual leave requests following the Prime Minister’s ‘roadmap’ announcement earlier this week, with one HR software provider reporting an eight-fold increase in requests made via its platforn. Holiday operators reported a wave of bookings after Boris Johnson announced lockdown easing plans. Tui said bookings for […] More

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    Perception of the value of HR improved during the pandemic

    Pic: Shutterstock Almost three-quarters of HR professionals say the pandemic has increased their value in the eyes of the business, according to research by software company Sage People. Seventy-two percent of HR leaders said others’ understanding of the role had increased in the past 11 months, and 59% said they now played a more influential […] More

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    Employee surveillance: getting the balance right

    Shutterstock Labour has called for greater protections for workers whose employers use software to monitor activity while working from home – a practice that the law does not expressly permit or prohibit. Richard Fox and Eleanor Lynch look at how employers should approach this grey area to avoid falling foul of data protection rules and […] More

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    Should HR prepare for future pandemics?

    The World Health Organisation argues that populations must learn to live with viruses such as Covid-19Shutterstock Uncertainties surround the Covid-19 vaccine, from vague distribution plans to complex legalities. With the World Health Organisation suggesting that Covid-19 is “not necessarily the big one”, CIPHR’s people and services director Claire Williams believes HR should consider the bigger […] More

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    The fourth industrial revolution is upon us: do we have the skills?

    Image: Shutterstock Individuals’ adaptability and employers’ understanding of workers’ ‘inventory of skills’ will be crucial if the economy is to thrive with the new technology that is integral to the fourth industrial revolution: AI and automation. James McLeod explains Technology and societal change are two major hallmarks of industrial revolutions. The first industrial revolution in […] More

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    One third of HR roles at risk of automation

    Data analysis will become a core element of all HR roles, predicts the studyShutterstock Almost a third of HR roles are at risk of being replaced by robots, according to a study commissioned by the Singapore Ministry of Manpower and the Institute for Human Resource Professionals. Researchers from Willis Towers Watson analysed 27 HR roles […] More

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    HR’s role in redesigning the future workplace

    Photo: Shutterstock HR will emerge from the coronavirus pandemic as a stronger influencer, write Philippe Gnomes and Marine Fournier, but now it must play its role in building a blended, ‘hybrid workforce’. Is it ready? The CIPD has described 2020 as a “monumental year” for HR. Many would say it has been one of the […] More

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    Personnel Today Awards 2020 winners: NHS praised for Covid response

    The NHS team celebrate winning the first of three awards, including overall winner. NHS England and Improvement has been crowned the overall winner at this year’s Personnel Today Awards. In a year in which thousands clapped for the NHS on doorsteps, the organisation was the clear winner for the “best of the best” prize after […] More

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    Tech and transport leaders join Personnel Today webinar panel

    Wednesday 11 November 2020, 10:00 GMT (11:00 CET) Directors from First Group and video technology provider Synamedia are to join the discussion panel for Personnel Today’s upcoming webinar, “How does HR navigate new workplace norms?” Shauna O’Handley, SVP of global people solutions for Synamedia, and Andy Frith, IT applications director at First Group, join David […] More

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    Personnel Today Awards 2020: HR Tech Provider of the Year shortlist

    All of the Personnel Today Awards 2019 winners take to the stage Continuing our countdown to the Personnel Today Awards 2020 on 26 November, we profile the eight organisations shortlisted for the HR Tech Provider of the Year title. This award celebrates innovation and the positive impact tech intervention has had on organisations and their […] More

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