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September 2nd 2019

Performance Management: Its Impact on Business Performance

This report explores what performance management is and how to create a high performance culture. Why is performance management so important and why do many discussions surrounding it fail to focus on the business as a whole? What does performance mean for the company?

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  • Performance Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance
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March 13th 2019

Harnessing the HR Technology Revolution

HR technology is a vast and rapidly changing field, touching every aspect of HR. As more and more processes become automated, technology plays an ever larger role in HR's efficiency and effectiveness. This report explores the opportunities and risks associated with HR technology and aims to provide HR professionals with the relevant information to develop HR technology capability within their organisation.

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  • Technology
  • Research Report
  • Effectiveness
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October 25th 2018

Geopolitical Risk: A Changing Insecurity

In this discussion paper, Ben Wills explores the challenges we are likely to face with the current state of the global geopolitical environment in the years to come. What are the complicating global factors and how businesses can adapt to the upcoming difficulties?

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  • Risk Factors
  • Research Report
  • Risk
  • Strategy
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June 6th 2018

Productivity: Puzzle or Pandemic?

Productivity growth in the UK has slowed significantly in recent years. PARC’s report Productivity: Puzzle or Pandemic? investigates the issue. The report: • Defines productivity • Identifies the complex and interrelated factors that have led to its slowdown, including workforce shape and quality, educational and occupational polarisation, capital and human capital investment, and management practices • Offers practical recommendations for what employers can do to improve productivity.

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  • Research Report
  • Technology
  • Effectiveness
  • Performance
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March 15th 2018

Corporate Governance: Are We Expecting Too Much?

In this report, Steven Toft explores corporate governance which is described as being topical, essential, troublesome and important. The topic has been debated for over 25 years and this report highlights the shifts that have taken place during this time.

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  • Research Report
  • Governance
  • Strategy
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June 22nd 2017

Incentives for Motivation and Performance: Current practice and future direction

PARC last looked comprehensively at incentive reward in 2010, in conjunction with WorldatWork.

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  • Annual Incentive
  • Incentives
  • Pay for Performance
  • Performance Management
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September 1st 2016

The Retirement Dilemma - Sleepwalking Into a Crisis?

This paper provides employers with information and views to help address two very important questions, and to provoke ideas for discussion.

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February 18th 2016

Equal Pay - still minding the gender pay gap?

The gender pay gap is currently a hot topic in the UK. All political parties have sought to improve the situation, in part by wanting companies to be more transparent in their reporting.

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  • Equal Pay
  • Gender Pay
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January 29th 2016

Improving Organisation Performance - A systems approach

Performance means different things to different commentators. Even when the focus is on the contribution that people make to the collective context, the words ‘performance management’ are all too often narrowly interpreted as a particular kind of personnel control system.

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  • Performance
  • Systems
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June 9th 2015

The UK plc Remuneration Committee: Its Evolving Purpose, Effectiveness and Challenges

The job of the Remuneration Committee, and especially its Chair, is a formidable one. They have to reward top executives fairly against a backcloth of increasing regulation, continued public criticism of executive pay and an uncertain economy.

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  • Remuneration Report
  • RemCo
  • Remuneration
  • Strategy
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