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News: Member Report 2017-18

The City HR conference in November 2017 explored the theme of Business and HR Transformation and particularly cited the challenges ahead in terms of the political and economical ramifications of Brexit and the evolution of technology.

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News: The Dark Side of Leadership, October 2017

In times of change, political scandals and uncertainty, leadership is a key competence for individuals leading organisations. Leadership requires certain characteristics, capabilities and skills which can be essential in certain contexts but can also be dangerous in other situations.

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News: Talent Leads the Way to the Top Table for HR, October 2017

Over the past year, City HR has witnessed an increase in the number of HR leaders taking their place at the top table, whether this be the Board or ExCom depending on the structure and domicile of the organisation concerned.

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News: Social Inclusion: How Employers Can Change the Landscape of Opportunity, April 2017

With the Government putting significant emphasis on apprenticeships and Theresa May’s commitment to opportunity for all, many organisations are developing or monitoring their approach to Social Mobility.

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Apprenticeships in the City: New Programme Launched to Support Financial Institutions, October 2017

During the course of 2017, City HR has been actively seeking ways in which to help our smaller members to utilise their apprenticeship levy in a way that makes sense for the size of their business.

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News: Mind the Gender Pay Gap, April 2016

The Government published on Friday 12 February its long-awaited draft Gender Pay Gap Information Regulations which they consulted on until 11 March.

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News: Launch of the Institute for Apprenticeships, April 2017

The Institute for Apprenticeships was launched by the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley and the Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills at the Mansion House…

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News: Inside RBS: Elaine Arden, Chief HR Officer, Explains How Diversity and Inclusion is Paving the Way for a Brighter Future, October 2016

In times of change, maintaining momentum on diversity and inclusion can often be a challenging task for equality champions. In postBrexit uncertainty, and with the Government placing considerable emphasis on gender equality this year, Elaine Arden, Chief HR Officer at…

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News: Empowering Productivity – A Charter for Change, October 2016

Kitty Debenham, Senior Professional Support Lawyer at Simmons & Simmons provides an overview of the Women in Finance Charter. The Charter is voluntary, but most firms in scope are expected to commit to the Charter.

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Regulation: GDPR: Data Protection/Disclosure, April 2017

It was being reported at the beginning of April that companies had abandoned plans to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation because of Brexit. Apparently, a significant proportion of UK companies believe that the GDPR will not apply…

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City HR Member Forum: Making the World of Work Better for Employees, April 2016

As part of our series on safety at work, Addleshaw Goddard hosted an insightful presentation by the City of London on safe cycling and domestic violence at the Member forum in March, and put this into legal context from an…

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News: City HR Conference looks to the future, October 2017

The City HR Conference has taken a new futuristic dimension using the latest technology, space and content to set the scene for the people agenda over the next 5 years

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Technology: AI, Robotics And The Future Of HR And Learning In Financial Services, April 2017

Artificially Intelligent technology can make decisions and carry out processes based upon human rationale and behaviours. Computers will be programmed to mimic and carry out thought processes, instead of computing a user input.

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News: Apprenticeship Levy: Latest Guidelines, October 2016

The Government has introduced the apprenticeship levy in response to the national workforce skills shortage and the fact that only 15% of UK businesses offer apprenticeship opportunities which places the UK 20% behind the rest of the G7 countries in…

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Apprenticeships in the City: Apprentices and the Apprenticeship Levy – Practical Implications for Members, April 2016

Key objectives of the levy are to provide sustainable funding for future apprentices and to continue raising the quality of candidates to ensure that businesses see the value of engaging in this talent source with a positive outcome for growing…

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News: A New Book by Charlotte Sweeney and Fleur Bothwick, October 2016

City HR is delighted to report that Board Member Charlotte Sweeney is the co-author of a new book being published by the FT in November 2016.

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News: City HR Newsletter, April 2016

City HR Newsletter includes Apprentices and the apprentices levy, Mind the gender pay gap, City HR member forum.

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News: City HR Newsletter, June 2015

The new Senior Managers Regime, and the Senior Insurance Managers Regime, will come into force on 7th March 2016. The first set of final rules was published by the PRA on 23rd March 2015.

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News: City HR Newsletter, October 2015

The Senior Managers Regime has dominated the HR landscape for many firms in banking, asset management and insurance as they respond to consultations, set up project plans and review a host of people management changes ranging from HR policies through…

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News: City HR Newsletter, April 2017

Artificial Interface, Robotics and the future of the HR and Learning in Financial Services. Data protection or data disclosure. Social inclusion

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