Research & Resources
Our research is an invaluable source of latest thinking and guidance in key areas of reward strategy, performance management and corporate governance, designed to help with common challenges faced within the organisation.
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.View Research
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?View Research
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.View Research
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.View Research
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.View Research
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.View Research
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.View Research
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.View Research
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.View Research
April 14th 2015
HR, Technology and Analytics – an Update
In May 2014 PARC published HR, Technology and Analytics – Threats and Opportunities. This provided a succinct round-up of the major issues facing HR in adapting to the digital age.View Research