Employees who keep their smartphone close by are reducing their brain power


At Academics’ Corner we explore the latest HR research coming out of the academic sector that HR professionals need to know about. Here, Jan Hills, Partner at Head Heart + Brian, outlines a study that shows how the proximity of smartphones can impact performance at work. We all know how annoying it can be when someone keeps looking at their […]

Four lessons from recruitment for mobile HR


Mobile-optimised HR processes offer a new way to capture, make sense of and utilise a wealth of data on your employees. The insights from this data can not only help you to make better talent decisions and respond quicker and more effectively to the needs of your employees, they can also help your organisation to […]

Where company values fall short, and what to do about it


In the past two decades, the world of work has radically transformed. Mobile tech has fazed out the desktop, telecommuting is more common than ever, and chatbots are taking over customer service. In most cases, companies have responded to this by implementing new technologies, drafting new policies, and bringing fresh perspectives into the ranks. But is that […]

Should you offer your assessments on mobile devices?


If you use psychometric assessments to recruit or develop your staff, you’ll no doubt be wondering whether you should offer your tests on mobile devices. The answer will depend on two questions: will your candidates want to complete assessments via their mobile devices? And will your assessments work effectively in a mobile environment? Today, nearly […]

Internal mobility and retention: How to hold on to your best and brightest


The number one reason professionals leave a job is not for more money or better perks, but because they see a better opportunity for career advancement elsewhere. That was one of the findings from a recent piece of LinkedIn research looking into the trends around internal mobility and how companies look after and develop existing […]

25 useful business travel apps for HR


The modern business traveller doesn't have to rely on flight numbers written on bits of paper or printing out maps as there are lots of apps to help make a trip go smoothly. With our sister communities BusinessZone and AccountingWEB, we asked our social media followers for their business travel app recommendations. We've also suggested […]

Interview: Thomas Otter, VP Product Management, SuccessFactors


Learn more about what industry analysts are saying on the talent management landscape and how SuccessFactors can help companies address their capability gaps with the latest in HR technology. Who is Thomas Otter? Before joining SuccessFactors, Thomas Otter was an analyst with Gartner and had over 21 years experience in the IT industry. He spent five years […]

Mobile manners – make sure you’re minding yours!


A while ago I was doing some work in Geneva and talking to one of the participants in my group about the importance of the relationship with their line manager. She looked at me rather sadly and said “Well my line manager certainly doesn’t value or respect me.” I asked her for an example of […]

What does BYOD mean for mobile learning?


This article was written by Gerry Griffin, director of Skill Pill M-Learning and former director of the London Business School. Increasingly organisations are looking toward mobile devices as their learning delivery channel of choice, but these preferences are hindered by budget constraints – particularly the provision of expensive technologies and devices. That is why Bring […]

Talent Spot: Kath Austin, HR and Marketing Director, Pizza Hut


Like so many graduates, when Kath Austin, HR and marketing director at Pizza Hut, left university in 1997, she wasn’t entirely sure which direction to go in. Joining a graduate training scheme seemed like the sensible thing to do and British Airways a good brand to work for. It turned out to be an inspired […]

News: EU – Employers ‘must retrain or redeploy redundant staff’


European MPs have approved proposals for medium- and large employers to take responsibility for retraining or redeploying employees that they plan to make redundant. The European Parliament report, which was drawn up by Spanish socialist MEP, Alejandro Cercas, is calling for new regulations that would require organisations employing more than 100 staff in a single […]

News: Top 10 talent trends for 2013


From the continued impact of the difficult global economic situation on HR departments to a growing focus on workforce diversity, 2013 looks set to be a dynamic and exciting year. Recruitment consultancy Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry company, outlines the top 10 trends that it expects to see in the talent management arena:   1. To outsource […]

News: Mobile commerce joint venture outsources HR


A newly formed mobile commerce joint venture dubbed ‘Project Oscar’ has outsourced its transactional HR activities in a bid to set up a cost-effective HR function quickly. The joint venture between Everything Everywhere, O2 and Vodafone will enable in-store shoppers to purchase goods using their smartphones as an alternative to cash, credit cards or loyalty […]

Talking Point: Is trust the future of learning?


So let’s start at the end. The end point is about trust and about creating that trust within your environment.   But, you might ask, why should trust be a future thing when, in the psychological contract between employers and their employees, it has always been a precondition?   The issue is that there is […]

Blog: The art of mobile motivation


Gone are the days when managers wanting to motivate their staff simply had to call a team meeting in the office anytime and everyone would be there.  As a result of remote working and flexible hours it is very rare for most of the team to be in one building at the same time, certainly […]

Three tips to ensure your social recruitment strategy is effective


Social media has been a game-changer for many hiring companies. Recruitment agents increasingly appear to have lost control of their little black books as professionals after new jobs and companies looking for fresh candidate pools start to make the most of online channels such as LinkedIn, Viadeo, Xing and Twitter.   This week, news also […]

Talking Point: Recruitment – The only way is digital?


One of the hottest hiring topics at the moment is the shift from reactive recruitment to talent marketing – a process that has largely been supported by the use of emerging technologies such as video job boards, social media and mobile channels. So, what are these new technologies and how can HR directors make sure […]

Blog: 10 learning tips for National Learning at Work Day


Today, Thursday 17 May is National Learning at Work day, with events promoting learning at work happening across the UK. To support the day, we’ve created these Top Ten Tips for Learning to help and encourage business to make learning fun and relevant in order to motivate and engage employees: 1. Make learning social – […]

Video Interview: Aia worldwide’s Steven Ehrlich on driving engagement via social media


 Mike Taylor, director of www.web-based-recruitment.com, talks to Steven Ehrlich, global vice president of client development for digital brand agency, aia worldwide, about how to drive engagement through social media. He also talks about the common mistakes that organisations make when going down the social media route and gives his take on what he believes the […]

Blog: Will your staff be called up during the Olympics?


 You may have heard the news that Reservists will be used for security purposes during the Olympic Games such as in this BBC article. While the use of Reserve Forces has been common place by other countries during the last few Games, it may come as a surprise to some employers who may not have […]

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