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  • Four surprising findings from our AI in HR research

    7 May 2024

    In March 2024, we conducted research exploring the use of AI at UK organisations, with a focus on how HR were using the new technologies. In this article, we explore some of the unexpected results.

  • Three themes HR is likely to ignore in 2024 - but shouldn't!

    1 May 2024

    Every year it's the same: January rolls around and suggested priorities for HR abound. But with teams increasingly stretched, important issues then get cast aside or neglected. Here, as organisations find themselves deep into Q2, we draw attention to three themes that HR professionals are likely to overlook, based on what they have told us in our surveys. But, for the reasons explained here, they really shouldn't!

  • Four steps HR can take to help businesses and employees embrace the new "squiggly" careers era

    25 April 2024

    Careers are "squigglier" than ever. Where traditional professional development tended to be linear, individuals now often trace more zigzag-shaped paths as they acquire new skills to adapt to rapidly changing workplace needs. Career mentor and expert Laurie Macpherson sets out four ways in which HR can support employees to upskill, grow their network and track their achievements - so allowing organisations to retain talented members of their workforce rather than losing them to opportunities elsewhere.

  • Three areas of focus for the AI workplace revolution

    11 March 2024

    The AI revolution is upon us, but data reveals that organisations are struggling to develop practices to integrate the new technology fully and safely into their business. Reporting from the US, Natasha K.A. Wiebusch identifies three key focus areas that employers with AI ambitions should prioritise.

  • HR strategy essentials: Laying the foundations for success

    23 February 2024

    Hearing that you are supposed to "be strategic" and create a strategy in your HR role can be incredibly daunting. That's probably because you've never been taught what it means or how to do it. Here, Fay Wallis offers clear, actionable steps to create a strategy that adds real value. 

  • Teams with a culture of constructive feedback do better

    18 January 2024

    Employee feedback is one of the most effective tools to assess the internal operations of an organisation. And it becomes especially important as organisations get larger, says Victoria Kelleher, XpertHR lead survey specialist in the US.

  • Rebuilding in 2024: Strategies for reshaping worker expectations

    9 January 2024

    This could be a pivotal year for HR. As ever, the cornerstones of what we do will be recruitment, retention, motivation, performance and productivity, but - asks Andrew Walker of Personal Group - what do they mean for HR and reward professionals in 2024 and beyond?

  • Five HR priorities for 2024

    14 December 2023

    HR professionals have been navigating their organisations through unprecedented times over the last couple of years. Here, drawing on our latest HR roles and responsibilities survey, we look at how organisations are preparing for the 12 months ahead and pick out some of the areas making HR's priority list for 2024.

  • How a mindfulness group can help HR promote engagement and teamwork

    13 December 2023

    Mindfulness can be a powerful tool to help HR promote engagement and develop team cohesiveness. XpertHR's in-house mindfulness teacher, Christopher Bryant, explains how to make mindfulness work for you.

  • HR must build new skills to leverage AI use cases

    23 November 2023

    The future of artificial intelligence (AI) in HR is bright, but HR isn't ready - at least not yet. XpertHR legal editor Natasha K. A. Wiebusch reports from the US.

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