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Like many other HR professionals and managers, you have probably read countless articles on how to measure employee performance, difference scales to use and the type of feedback you should give.

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First question: Why do companies exist and how do they win?   Starting a discussion about the Future of Work with an economics debate may seem odd, but indulge me if you will for a moment. The average lifespan of a Fortune 500 company in 1920 was 67 years and today …

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“Let’s say you create a self-improving AI to pick strawberries,” Elon Musk said, “and it gets better and better at picking strawberries and picks more and more and it is self-improving, so all it really wants to do is pick strawberries. So then it would have all the world be …

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HR Tech World Amsterdam is just a few short months away. If it’s anything like HR Tech World San Francisco, I can’t even begin to say how excited I am! Not only was I able to learn from some of the best, catch up with all of my amazing industry …

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Hiring the wrong candidate doesn’t just affect the hiring manager; it affects the company as a whole and the people that work hard to keep it afloat. If someone is not on board with the values and goals that your business wants to uphold, it can be detrimental. Bad hires …

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HR technology too often fails to deliver an impact for organisations.   Of all the ratings in the HR Realities research, one of the most shocking is the inability of HR systems to deliver a positive impact. Across all HR silos, only 24% of customers report that their suppliers always …

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As a Human Resources professional, I often find solace in Anthropology; the study and understanding of humanity’s past to uncover and guide our future. It’s somewhat easy to see why as I carve a career into a business profession that has witnessed arguably the largest evolution of all in such …

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The workplace is far from a balanced and unbiased place for women. And there are movements to counteract the sexism that women face. For example, companies have finally started to focus on the gender pay gap and have moved forward to squash this element of sexism in the workplace. However, …

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In 2016 we conducted our third HR Realities survey in partnership with HRN, the organisers of HR Tech World. One of the interesting and unexpected results of the survey was how it highlighted the challenges of being a “decentralised” HR function – especially in relation to their experience of HR …

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It’s that time of year again—HR Tech World is in full preparations for our flagship Amsterdam show on October 24-25, which will be our largest yet.

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People Analytics is one of the most talked about disciplines within HR. Interest in the subject continues to soar, adoption levels are on the rise and in my experience at least, people analytics is increasingly acknowledged as a core element of HR’s response to the challenge (and opportunity) presented by …

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  Julie is nervous about her forthcoming meeting with the executive board. As HR director of her company, she noticed a significant dip in employee engagement right around the annual performance appraisal period. She goes into the meeting armed with her engagement data and a proposal to change the current …

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