Tag Archives: HR

Our response to “5 reasons NOT to have an absence policy”

Some time ago, we came across an article that suggested it is sometimes better not to have an absence policy. The subject of criticism was strict attendance policies, which were said to breed discontent. They can also be counter-productive to employee engagement among other things. Continue reading

SHRM annual conference – HR needs better data

The world’s biggest HR event, the SHRM annual conference, took place this week June 28-July 1, 2015. Sarah Payne, of Globoforce, listed the need for better data as her #1 takeaway from the conference:

HR needs better data. 61% of performance management data is more about the rater than the person being rated. Marcus Buckingham, Tuesday’s keynote speaker, said this results in bad data. While we all know that HR stands for human resources, he pointed out that LinkedIn often knows more about our people than we do. It’s time to invest in HR tools that give team leaders real-time, reliable insights on the productivity and engagement of their teams.” Continue reading

HR Software Show 2015 – Where will tech take us?

HR Software Show 2015 is taking place soon on 17-18 June in London. The exhibition showcases newcomers as well as household names in HR tech. If you are on the market for upgrading your systems, the event gives you a great chance to browse your options. It’s also a great place to see what is new in the HR Software sphere and what new features have been brought out. Continue reading

How to make HR a profitable business function

Consider this scenario: a company of 1000 employees with 8% absence level (equal to 18 days per employee per year). With little data to base management decisions on and no line management ownership, the absence problem was not being addressed. In some areas, the management teams routinely over-staffed in order to make up for the expected no-shows. Continue reading