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January/February Contents

Contents January/ February 2023

26 Carol-Ann White of L&F believes

HR should always be knee-deep in the action, operating at the heart of an organisation

32 Tame HR tech to increase employee engagement

38 Don’t pay the price of payroll errors

34 Poor management controls lead to misconduct

News and analysis 4 Leader article

Expecting leaders to never make mistakes is unrealistic and will only result in disappointment 6 HR news briefing

Part-time pressures, assessing what makes a fair wage rise, the dangers of cake and more 11 Hot topic

Can making a big thing of mole hills actually turn them into mountains? 12 News analysis

Don’t let a lit tle bad press become a PR disasterclass

Comment 14 In the HR hot seat

Ignoring key HR functions will put businesses in peril 17 Academic view

Making the case for more responsible leadership will help build better, fairer organisations 17 Legal ease

Employers need to check policies meet the needs of growing part-time trend 20 Have your say

Pay awards, teachers’ strikes, cake threat tackled and more

Strategic HR 22 Cover story

Dealing with change can be worrying and employers must help workers adapt

26 Profile interview

L&F’s Carol-Ann White on the benefits of an action-driven culture 28 D&I

How to build a truly inclusive workplace 32 Webinar

Six ways to help drive employee engagement 34 Different slant

Softer management controls are likely to be more effective

Operational efficiency 38 Payroll

With the UK in the midst of a cost of living crisis, getting the payroll function right is critical 42 Case study

Grant Thornton enables staf f to set bank holidays

Personal development 44 People moves

Who's gone where 46 Resources

Business books and HR’s D&I clinic 47 Future leader

What the HRD of tomorrow thinks 48 Lessons from the C-Suite

Stephen Moir, CEO, Cambridgeshire CC 50 How I got here

Kate Howdon, eStar

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