Digital HR

February 07.2019, 2:00pm

Focusing on culture to supercharge a winning team

This month, we’ve got our fingers crossed! On February 15th, the CIPD Ireland HR Awards will see the best and brightest from across the industry gather to celebrate the hugely significant role HR plays in enhancing working lives and creating better workplaces. It’s always an exciting opportunity to hear first-hand about the many inspirational initiatives...

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January 28.2019, 10:52am

Empower smart talent from day one for a better employee experience

Good leaders hire smart talent; great leaders empower them. The idea makes sense, and it’s not just HR teams who buy into it – as senior executives in some of the biggest companies in the world firmly believe in empowering their workforce. “People want guidance, not rhetoric,” says Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, “They need...

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January 09.2019, 9:00am

4 key data points every HR leader should know at the boardroom table

“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day, you bet on people, not on strategies.” – Lawrence Bossidy, former CEO of AlliedSignal and Honeywell Corporation. You’d be hard-pressed to find an HR leader who disagrees with Bossidy. Human development is intrinsic to...

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January 02.2019, 9:51am

5 HR Resolutions to Kick Start 2019

The New Year offers HR teams a new start and even the best in the industry are seizing the opportunity to work more efficiently. Brexit and increased competition for talent are some of the big challenges facing companies in 2019 – and they’re likely to have an impact both for employers and employees. Businesses will...

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November 18.2018, 7:41pm

How HR can create big ROI on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have turned into the ultimate stress test for any retailer. Chaos on the shop floor, complicated rostering needs and a continuous stream of online sales require excellent planning and even better execution. Companies who pull it off will reap the rewards, as over £5 billion in sales is expected across...

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October 18.2018, 12:37pm

Check-in, not out: Hyper-connecting people from day one

Every employee works differently – so why do organisations continue to push the same employee experience across the board? While one employee may be gung-ho for team-building, others may want to clock out at the door. Even the most well-intended employee engagement plan can have a negative impact if it feels too impersonal, with staff...

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October 02.2018, 9:00am

Nature or Nurture: Eliminating Unconscious Bias In the Workplace

One of the biggest misconceptions about unconscious bias is that it’s simply a form of bigotry or chauvinism. Mahzarin Banaji, one of the researchers who formed the theory of unconscious bias, recently pointed out that it’s a much more complex form of social conditioning. Implicit bias causes individuals to sort people of different genders, colours, creeds or...

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September 11.2018, 9:25am

How HR leaders can plan for the future as Brexit looms

In the wake of political unpredictability and a looming Brexit, many businesses across the UK are facing a period of uncertainty. Brexit has turned the tables and introduced confusion into a market that leans on transparency and foresight to drive operations. Apart from tariffs and trade deals, companies remain unclear as to how the new...

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August 08.2018, 1:33pm

Stop the churn: 5 ways managers can avoid losing top talent

One of the key statistics to come out of the CoreHR Smart Talent Expects Report is that 77 percent of top talent want their work to have meaning and impact. That may seem like an obvious expectation yet many managers fail to address this simple truth and struggle with employee retention as a consequence. Many of us...

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