Payroll Year End

Payroll Year End – It’s not half the headache it used to be But we still have the paracetamol on standby In this article, Phase 3's Adam Ford provides a…

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People Technology Trends 2019

People Technology Trends for 2019 James, Simon and Amr discuss their predictions for 2019. Take a look at the video below, what are your thoughts for the up-coming year? Kate…

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HR Technology - Trends for 2019

HR Technology -  Trends for 2019 Which Ones Deserve The Hype? Kate Wadia and Tony Munday recently hosted a HR Technology Masterclass in association with CIPHR. To follow up on…

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Puzzling on Productivity

12-ish Theories and 9 Bright Ideas for HR The nation’s ‘productivity puzzle’ is a jigsaw that, with Brexit breaking around us, HR (and HR on behalf of business) may just…

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A Bit of Business Book-Worming

A Bit of Business Book-Worming Recommended reads for the HR and people technology professional – Summer 2018 Summer breaks come in all guises. Returning from a break enforced by a…

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The Science of Soft Stuff

Why the soft stuff of business life is less separate from the tangibles of tech; and how many work friends do you have? Are you into the softer side of…

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A Day in the Life of Assad

Founding Director at Phase 3 I’m not a morning person at all. Never have been, never will be. I’d go as far as saying that for the last 30 years…

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The Destruction of Disruption

  Disrupt with digital HR? I dare you (not to!) Disruption is everywhere in business right now. We are led to believe that it’s the holy grail of business success.…

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Old Wine in New Bottles

How Re-packaging HR makes for more mature flavour As I join many professionals in starting a new year by presenting the concepts ahead for our industry – and here my…

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Throw-away Words for a Throw-away World

These days we have disposable incomes (typically more of it), disposable goods (typically more of them) and a “disposable” society both defending and lamenting our waste. Have you thought about…

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Top Gun Tactics in Tech

I thought that “Top Gun”, the movie, was all about Tom Cruise being utterly gorgeous to teenage girls growing up in the ‘80s and ‘90s or those youngsters aspiring to…

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Job Description: Project Manager

In the sourcing, selection or candidacy for the role of Project Manager (“PM”) I become aware that other professional folk could do with a bit of help in making that…

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Signposting System Selection

In recent weeks, I’ve introduced HR system selection as an Insights blog sequence. This as a year draws near a close where we at Phase 3 have worked increasingly to…

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Shopping for HRIS

Shopping for HR Systems: How much do you care? It may be good news or bad news to you but choosing an HR system is of course shopping. Shopping is…

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Will Brexit break it?

Will Brexit break it? Much has been written in HR circles on the ramifications of Brexit and to be trending and trendy I feel a self-respecting industry commentator joins in…

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Getting the Best out of Consultancy

We want a sticker too please! Everyone’s interest is in getting this frankly expensive consultancy business right. Consultancy becomes a high-stakes investment when it comes to technology, so here’s a…

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Translating HRIS

Here is a little something from me to answer “Why the writing, Kate?” Have you sat around a table/in a pub/at a party (worse if it’s the kids’!) in conversation…

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HR Systems: Why Scoping Matters

Scoping matters. It matters because until you have understood the implications and impact of the HRIS configuration your decision-making is inadequately informed. As a HRIS vendor consultant, you cannot give…

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HR Systems: ALL ACTION AND NO TALK

There is a much-repeated mantra “All talk and no action”. Much-repeated because too often true. Currently my working world is that of the HR systems (HRIS) project and in that…

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The iTrent Serenity Prayer

Serenity and iTrent may present something of an oxymoron for you. I’d like to use that “prayer”, in its secular version, to convince you that with acceptance, courage and wisdom,…

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