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July 7th 2020

Briefing Paper: Thriving After A Crisis: Ramp Up Strategic Strength Through This Tough Time

This paper discusses, creating a culture and organisation design that facilitates fast decision making and learning from experiments is an area where HR can make a significant contribution to organisation performance. Yu, Greeven and Shan show us that it’s not just digital startups that are poised to benefit from the economic rebound, and outline some steps we all can take to be better prepared.

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  • Competitive Strategy
  • Coronavirus
  • Innovation
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March 18th 2020

The UK Tax Regime - What Impact Does It Have On Investment, Performance and Productivity?

You might not be interested in tax but tax is interested in you. It may not be something that has crossed the mind of most HR professionals but it is likely to rise up their agenda over the coming years. The upward pressure on public spending caused by ageing populations mean that taxes will have to increase, services will have to be cut or public debt levels will have to rise beyond what most economists believe is sustainable in the long-term. Something will have to give and at some point over the next decade the problem will become acute. This report focuses on the major direct taxes and those that impact most directly on business and employment.

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October 8th 2019

Is Stewardship Really the Role of the Investor

In the context of Corporate Governance, the idea of ‘stewardship’ marks a shift in the expectations placed on shareholders. Those who invest in a company are now expected to take a more active interest in its overall sustainability – and in its behaviour as a good corporate citizen, i.e. its ‘ESG’ (environmental, social and corporate governance) performance.

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  • Shareholding
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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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April 18th 2018

Health, Wellbeing & Benefits: A Competitive Advantage?

Health and wellbeing is very topical - with longer life expectancies and an ageing workforce, the health of our employees is becoming more important. Health risk factors must be addressed positively and an inclusive culture of health is being adopted by organisations across the globe. How can organisations ensure they are addressing physical and mental health appropriately?

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  • Strategy
  • Research Report
  • Benefits
  • 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.

  • Tags
  • Annual Incentive
  • Incentives
  • Pay for Performance
  • Performance Management
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