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Furloughing isn’t just furloughing. Mapping the wider process for Payroll & HR

Furloughing isn’t just furloughing. Mapping the wider process for Payroll & HR Whilst most of the debate on Furloughing or Salary reductions right now are about the impact on cashflow, or which employees do and don’t qualify, we know that the practicalities of implementing these COVID-19 initiatives quickly across an organisation are the real challenge….

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Virtual change mapping: clarity out of chaos

The coming months will continue to mean an unprecedented amount of change that none of us have planned for. Running virtual workshops to capture, prioritise and implement change ideas and new ways of working is something we’ve been helping clients with for years and we’re more than happy to show you how. If you want…

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What does a Change Manager actually do? A day in the life…

A day in the life of a Change Manager Monday morning as a change manager often starts early with train travel to wherever I’m going for my current client. It’s a good opportunity to reflect on the previous week and prepare for the week ahead and immediate priorities. Why it’s important to be on client…

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The Five Fundamentals Of De-risking Change: 2. Vision vs. Detail

Introducing the second topic in our five fundamentals for de-risking change series: vision vs. detail. i-Realise Chairman Chris Collins shares his insights Communicating a vision requires a knack for presenting the future simply and schematically, whereas implementation will fail without a good understand of detail. Designing a new process or operating model is like designing…

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3 Tips To Get Your Payroll Project Signed Off By Finance

3 Tips To Get Your Payroll Project Signed Off By Finance Employees are a business’ greatest asset – but generally also its greatest cost! Payroll is therefore responsible for successfully managing the area of primary business cost. So why can it be so difficult to get the Finance Director’s interest to invest in Payroll? Business…

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RPA Change Management For HRDs – Your Top FAQs Answered

Implementing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and the organisational change management required to make it stick isn’t always straightforward. We posed the top questions from HRDs to experts from R-Path Automation and i-Realise. Why should HR or Operations Directors care about RPA – isn’t this IT’s job? Simon Puryer, Managing Director i-Realise: We need to stop…

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The Five Fundamentals Of De-risking Change: 1. Analysis vs. Change Management

Recently, i-Realise Chairman Chris Collins published an article on the five fundamentals for de-risking change. Over the coming months, we’ll be exploring these five areas in more detail; first to take the stage in this post, we’re talking about analysis vs. change management. In Chris’ first article, he noted that those individuals who excel in…

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How To Automate The Employee Journey In 4 Stages: A Practical Example

How To Automate The Employee Journey In 4 Stages: A Practical Example The expectations placed upon HR continue to grow – digitise, improve employee journey and engagement, attract more and better talent – but your budget doesn’t. You and your team are dedicated to the mission, but you’re so mired in administrative and transactional tasks…

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HR’s role in de-risking and maximising the benefits of RPA

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) promises to free up humans from mind-numbing repetitive tasks such as copying data from one place to another and allow people to spend their time on more satisfying tasks. Bots are configured to do the tasks the same way humans do, but much more quickly. If you believe the RPA vendors,…

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De-risking Change: The Five Fundamentals

Chairman and Founder of i-Realise, Chris Collins, shares the five fundamentals he’s discovered are key to every change programme: I expect you’ve seen headlines like “just 26 percent of respondents say the transformations they’re most familiar with have been very or completely successful” or “nine out of 10 digital transformation projects fail”. If you haven’t…

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How to navigate the five most common changes at work

They say people don’t like change. Yet standing still is deadly; these days businesses need to constantly evolve and people change roles because they want change that allows them to develop and grow. So how can organisations manage the people and processes involved in a change to help it run as smoothly as possible? Change…

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Finding Real Pain Points to Embed Change: Business Readiness & HR

Finding Real Pain Points to Embed Change: Business Readiness & HR I recently held a webinar for HR Professionals and Executive Leaders called The Pain and Payoff of Change. It was a really interesting discussion with HR & Executive Grapevine about the benefits of Business Readiness – a successful approach to change programmes and organisational…

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