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Most-read HRZone articles of 2018

1st Jan 2019
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Here's a roundup of the most-read HRZone articles and reports in 2018. Topics span people analytics, employee benefits, wellbeing, employee engagement, remote working and more. Check the list and make sure you haven't missed out on what your peers have already read!

Which HRZone articles grabbed the attention of HR professionals in 2018? Explore our list of top 10 articles below...

1. Why HR needs to up its game in strategic people analytics
By Max Blumberg, Founder, Blumberg Partnership Ltd

HR is not yet using people analytics to improve business outcomes, argues workforce analytics advisor Max Blumberg. How can we address this? With better education.

2. Employee benefits uptake: why less choice is more
By Richard Stewart, Co-founder & CEO, Untangl

The benefits industry has long held to the mantra that offering more employee choice is the way to deliver better benefits... but is this really true?

3. Time to reflect – why does it matter in the workplace?
By Karen Liebenguth, Coach, MBTI facilitator, mindfulness trainer

Reflection can be a very empowering process. It can help you to make sense of your day, to come to decisions, to set a course of action, to step away from your habitual way of doing and thinking to discover new freedoms and opportunities... which is why it's so important in the workplace.

4. The State of Employee Engagement in 2018 (report)
By HRZone and Work Buzz in association with Engage & Grow

How is employee engagement being approached in the UK today? And how can you improve engagement in your own organisation? The aim of this research report is to give HR professionals a clear indication of the ideas, trends and initiatives that are currently shaping engagement and put forward a roadmap for navigating these.

5. How to take the grief out of grievance
By David Liddle, Chief Executive, The TCM Group

Forward-looking organisations have recognised that traditional grievance procedures are not delivering the goods when it comes to resolving conflict speedily and effectively. How can we overcome this and take the grief out of grievance?

6. Are you doing enough to support your employees' health and wellbeing? (resource)
By Benenden Health

Many companies implement wellbeing initiatives in an ad-hoc way, which means they don’t always relate to what employees really need. This guide takes you through the benefits of a well thought through health and wellbeing strategy and offers five key steps for developing your own bespoke strategy.

7. Mindfulness at work: how 10 minutes can make employees more creative
By Evgenia Dolgova, RSM - Rotterdam School of Management

We know that hectic work environments and stress can easily undermine anyone’s focus and inspiration. We also know that creativity is more important to businesses than ever before. So how can we help workers get into the right mindset to generate truly inventive ideas?

8. Work/life balance: ditch the clichés
By Geoff Lawrence, Vistage

In an always-on world, can we really ever completely separate our work life from our personal life? Rather than striving for the impossible, is it better instead to take a more holistic approach to achieving better health and productivity in all aspects of our lives?

9. Remote working: why virtual teams fail and how you can avoid it
By Beat Buhlmann, General Manager, Evernote EMEA, Evernote

Recruiting and managing a virtual team requires a whole different approach to office-based staff and there’s plenty that can go wrong if leaders don’t take this into account.

10. How to become an HR trendsetter
By Richard Justenhoven, Product Director, cut-e Group

If you're looking to get ahead of the curve in the HR industry, you need to look beyond what's happening in the HR space itself. Find out how...

We also took a look at the five most popular articles within each quarter of 2018...

January - March 2018

1. Employee benefits uptake: why less choice is more
By Richard Stewart, Co-founder & CEO, Untangl

2. 2018 HR trends: what’s in store for the industry this year?
By Geoffroy De Lestrange, Product Marketing Manager EMEA, Cornerstone OnDemand

3. Why HR needs to up its game in strategic people analytics
By Max Blumberg, Founder, Blumberg Partnership Ltd

4. How Emotional Intelligence improves the recruitment process
By Dan Hughes, Product Director, JCA Global Ltd

5. OCD at work: how to spot the signs and offer support
By Olivia Bamber, OCD Action

April - June 2018

1. How to take the grief out of grievance
By David Liddle, Chief Executive, The TCM Group

2. Mindfulness at work: how 10 minutes can make employees more creative
By Evgenia Dolgova, RSM - Rotterdam School of Management

3. Are you doing enough to support your employees' health and wellbeing? (resource)
By Benenden Health

4. Work/life balance: ditch the clichés
By Geoff Lawrence, Vistage

5. Remote control: how to build culture across a team of remote workers
By Chris Dyer, PeopleG2

July - September 2018

1. The State of Employee Engagement in 2018 (report)
By HRZone and Smith+Henderson in association with Engage & Grow

2. Employee engagement: sometimes it is the small things that make a difference
By Hilary Scarlett, Consultant, Scarlett & Grey

3. Time to reflect – why does it matter in the workplace?
By Karen Liebenguth, Coach, MBTI facilitator, mindfulness trainer

4. How to become an HR trendsetter
By Richard Justenhoven, Product Director, cut-e Group

5. Employee benefits: the changing face of company perks
By Chris Sheppardson, CEO, EP Business in Hospitality

October - December 2018

1. Taking control of business disruption: how HR technology can drive productivity (resource)
By Barry Flack, People, Culture and HR Technology Expert, in association with XCD

2. The future is here! Say hello to flexible working (resource)
By Mitrefinch

3. Workplace trends 2019: Jason Corsello at UNLEASH World Conference & Expo
By Becky Norman, Editor, HRZone

4. The people profession: how can HR develop in 2019?
By Charles Goff-Deakins Assoc CIPD, Senior HR officer and HR/L&D writer

5. Why wellbeing should be promoted in the workplace
By Rob Bravo, Director of Wellbeing, Talking Talent

 

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