Strategy

DATA HR

A data-driven approach to HR

A long-term, data-driven approach to HR will help businesses to understand the factors that make effective people management programs work, identify skills gaps, and make informed personnel decisions for the greater good of the business, writes Jane Crofts, Founder of Data To The People In the face of a rapidly changing […]

bureaucracy

3 ways to combat bureaucracy’s deceptive simplicity

Sometimes bureaucracy’s simple rules become straitjackets to our common sense. But we don’t need to trash bureaucracy completely. We need to supplement bureaucracy’s simplicity with additional systems that bring greater balance, responsiveness, and flexibility to match ever-changing marketplace requirements, writes Dave Hanna.  Picture yourself as a business owner back in […]

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Balancing performance management conundrums

HR should focus its measurements and rewards on the unit through which the greatest value is created.  Focusing the measurement and reward systems on the wrong unit of analysis can demotivate, create confusion and make the whole less than the sum of the parts, writes Wayne Brockbank.  Performance management is […]

work remotely

Tips for managing a remote workforce

Some employees will have most of the equipment required, but is it fit for purpose? For example, a home router comes configured for domestic use and may have unchanged, out-of-the-box default settings. Such equipment may pose a risk to data security and remote workers must take appropriate steps to mitigate […]