Working from home is appealing to many, but the isolation can be tough for some. Gig workers can benefit from a thoughtful approach to their engagement, just as much as contracted employees. Inviting them into an open plan office might not be the answer though, due to distractions, and more counter-intuitively the lack of cooperation, […]
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In the short-term, blockchain’s strategic business value is mainly in cost reduction in record keeping and transactions. HR is starting on this journey too. The easiest place to start is single-use applications, which minimize risk because they aren’t new and involve little coordination with third parties. Financial services companies are finding that the private blockchain […]
Family relationships and arguments are a bigger concern for employees seeking emotional counselling than mental health issues. That can be compounded when the employee is also a working carer, trying to juggle career with caring. The UK government has published an action plan setting out how employers can support employees who are working carers. The […]
There are a multitude of Artificial Intelligence techniques. To realise AI’s full potential these require investment in the ‘first mile’ – acquiring and organising data – and the ‘last mile’ – integrating AI output into everyday work. But AI is only as effective as the human who works with it. Just adding AI tools does […]
Delivery drivers used by Amazon are fighting for improved employment rights. They argue they are doing the equivalent of an employed person’s role, with fixed hours, without the benefits. Similarly, outsourcers’ trainees claim they are being treated as ‘indentured labour’ with the expectation that they will train for no salary and then remain with the […]