Short Reads

Feeling disconnected from the workforce? Low employee engagement? Admin taking over your life? Recent research has shown that two thirds of people leaders want to invest further in digital transformation to do their job more effectively. In this article, in partnership with Sage, we look at the key indicators that it’s the right time to make a change – and what the right tech could do for you.

If it feels like expectations on you and your team are evolving rapidly, you might just be right. New research from Sage has highlighted key changes the HR function has undergone during the pandemic. From shifting priorities to bigger workloads, we look at some of the top takeaways.

The challenges of the past year have made it the most difficult of many people’s working lives, and HR is no exception. The pressure to keep pace with an uncertain economic climate and adapt to changing priorities, while faced with an increased workload, has left many in the function yet to catch a breath. 

Upskilling at pace with the changing world of work could give you the competitive edge needed to level up from middle management to top leadership material. So are you doing enough to grow your expertise and future-proof your career?

In this short read, in partnership with online educators Learna, we look at five learning trends that could help shape your career development – from virtual training to today’s more accessible MBAs.

Getting bogged down in admin is the undoing of every great people manager. Specialised HR systems are often touted as the answer; but can they really make working life easier for you, and better for every employee you support? Is it worth rolling out new tech, at a time when your workforce has already been through so much upheaval? And can a software package honestly help you manage people issues like a human being, rather than a robot? 

If you’re considering automating more of your people processes, but wondering whether it’s truly worthwhile, you’re in the right place. In this short read, written in partnership with Softworks, we look at the real, human ways that HR software can positively benefit you and your workforce, and get the inside story from organisations that have tried and tested the tech.

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