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    How to solve a problem like Ryanair People Management

    Workforce planning is often taken for granted, but get it wrong and disaster isn’t far away To say budget airline Ryanair hit some turbulence lately would be an understatement. In mid-September, the company cancelled up to 50 flights per day...

    Data and wellbeing People Management

    Employers have unrivalled data on individuals’ wellbeing. What will they do with it? Much-pilloried retailer Sports Direct is not particularly renowned for its employee wellbeing practices. But in August, it emerged that it had been making some...

    Have executive headhunters had their day? People Management

    Anyone can locate top talent with the help of technology – but that doesn’t mean in-house recruitment of executives is easy On paper, it sounds like the ultimate in rhetorical questions. With so much data freely available, the rise in social...

    HR's guide to personal crisis People Management

    Sharing personal problems at work is no longer taboo. People Management examines what that means for employers – and how HR can help in eight key crises Sarah* worked in the HR department of a well-known company when a terrorist attack hit one...

    The troublesome job of replacing EU workers People Management

    Post-Brexit restrictions will inevitably mean fewer EU migrants. Employers will need to ask some difficult questions about where talent will come from For a word that barely existed three years ago, Brexit now holds a remarkable grip on British political...

    Beyond bias People Management

    Most organisations understand how bias works – yet most workplace cultures are still beset by inequity. Perhaps it’s time to look a little deeper It’s the little things that make you suspicious. You might be the person the CEO forgets...

    Mentoring: Who’s looking after your career? People Management

    When everyone from business moguls to music icons has a mentor, shouldn’t HR professionals follow suit? The concept of mentoring should need little introduction to the average HR professional. They’re often the individuals charged with...

    Must do better People Management

    Whether it’s a momentary mishap or an ongoing issue, why do some staff fail to perform? And what can an employer do about it? New jobs and first dates have a lot in common, says Ray Pendleton, managing director of organisation development consultancy...

    CEO or consultant? People Management

    When you’re an HR high-flier, the world is full of options – but two of the most popular are going it alone as a consultant and reaching the top job as CEO. People Management meets those who’ve travelled these paths to find out what’s...

    Are you ready for gender pay gap reporting? People Management

    Reporting requirements will take gender pay rows from the red carpet to the UK shopfloor. But do you understand the numbers? And could you explain them to perplexed employees? It took a hack of Sony Pictures to bring the gender pay gap on the Oscar...

    Rethinking age at work People Management

    “ Young people are just smarter” – the quote Mark Zuckerberg most regrets. But there are more than enough experts telling us millennials are ‘different’. Is our rush to divide the workforce by demographics, and cater for...

    Is the national living wage a pay rise too far? People Management

    Critics claimed it would push businesses over the edge, but the fallout from the nation’s biggest salary hike is more practical than profound – so far, at least It’s not your typical reality TV fodder, but this summer the BBC ran...

    Unions: Is anyone listening? People Management

    Employee councils and social media are opening up new routes for staff to get their voices heard. But is anyone listening? If you spot a convoy of plush black limousines cruising through the more salubrious parts of London this summer, you probably...

    Brexit: The legal implications People Management

    Before the ‘leave’ camp began popping the champagne corks, the EU’s influence on employment law was raised as both a reason for and against Brexit. Little wonder that few can agree on what will happen next. “Leave campaigners argued...

    Case study: Menlo Innovations People Management

    A Michigan software company is pushing the boundaries of democracy at work If the future of work is to be about collaboration, a tiny software firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan may have already found the sweet spot. Rich Sheridan, CEO and ‘chief...