Cascade’s CIPD HR Software Show 2018 highlights

Thursday 14th June 2018 didn’t just mark the close of another successful CIPD HR Software Show – it also signalled the end of an era. We enjoyed the final HRSS as we know it, ahead of the expo changing to become the Festival of Work event at Olympia London next year. But before we look too far into the future at what’s to come, in this blog we reflect on Cascade’s five biggest HRSS highlights…

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Jan 18 2019

What legislation changes can you expect in 2019?

The start of the year has undoubtedly been somewhat overshadowed by Brexit – whether it will be enforced, how it will be enforced, and even WHEN it will be enforced are the hot political topics that have dominated endless UK business headlines. However, in amongst the noise, the government have quietly published their proposed legislative […]

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Jan 9 2019

Why will some job hunters be hungry for zero hours contracts in 2019?

Zero hours contracts have quite rightly attracted a lot of criticism, for the extent to which they’ve been abused by businesses to the detriment of employees’ rights. But might people actually start to demand them in 2019? Our CEO Oliver Shaw offers his thoughts… They’ve been hailed as exploitative, have featured heavily in employment tribunals […]

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Jan 7 2019

Oliver Shaw – My Working Day

Have you ever wondered exactly what components make up the average day of a business CEO? In such a senior role, the emphasis is usually on leadership, setting an example, and inspiring and managing teams and divisions. Our CEO Oliver Shaw recently spoke to Business Leader about his typical working day… What time do you […]

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Jan 4 2019

Research reveals untapped employee potential and HR becoming more stretched

Organisations are not doing enough to help employees reach their full potential, is a prominent viewpoint to emerge from our recent national study of UK professionals. In a poll of 423 UK-wide Human Resources professionals, 44% said the workforce does not have enough support to thrive, with a further 22% stating that they are unsure […]

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Dec 21 2018

Top five areas for HR to be aware of in 2019…

With 2019 fast approaching, many HR managers will be looking ahead to the key trends, discussion points and legislative changes that are undoubtedly due to dominate the business landscape as the year unfolds. The true questions that hard-working professionals require enlightenment on include: what will be the biggest hurdles in 2019? Where will the difficulties […]

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Dec 17 2018

Christmas spotlight: Clare Featherstone

Year after year, The Yorkshire Times Festive Spotlight feature proves to be very popular, so this year, they’ve brought their business page Q&A back, but with a difference! For 2018, they’re posing 12 quickfire ‘one word’ questions to business people throughout the region, and revealing one per day in true advent calendar style! Next up, […]

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Dec 14 2018

Is technology really the answer to flexible working?

Oliver Shaw, CEO of Cascade HR, considers whether technology has finally proven the key to unlocking flexible working in the UK or if it is shackling us to the workplace more than ever? “Talking about the role of technology within the flexible working arena is hardly ground-breaking. For decades, technological advancements have been hailed as […]

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Dec 7 2018

The 7 biggest payroll challenges for the next 12 months

As the 2018 calendar year prepares to draw to a close, Clare Temprell, Payroll Managed Services Manager at Cascade HR, shares the key challenges she thinks will face the payroll profession over the next 12 months… 1.Legislation, legislation, legislation Not a year goes by when the legislative landscape stands still, so admittedly it is perhaps […]

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Nov 28 2018

Office Christmas parties – a survival guide for HR managers

With less than a month to go until Christmas, the vast majority of us will be existing in something of a frenzy – frantically shopping for gifts, putting up decorations, and masterminding a way through the inevitable family politics that always seem to be part and parcel of the festivities. On top of this, there’s […]

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Nov 26 2018

Employee engagement tops our poll as HR’s biggest challenge in 2019

Our annual study on the HR landscape for 2018 has revealed the topics that are most likely to keep Human Resources professionals awake at night, as we begin to look ahead to 2019. Employee engagement has topped the list for the second year running, with 40% of the 423 respondents believing it will be their […]

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