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Workplace trends of 2015

Workplace trends of 2015 The workplace is ever evolving, bringing opportunities and challenges on how best to manage workplace relationships and deliver success.

To help employers, managers and HR professionals plan for the year ahead and look at how the issues of the day might affect them, Acas has teamed up with CIPD and HR in a special report pdf icon Workplace trends of 2015 [5Mb] which examines the key workplace trends in 2015.

In this report thought-leaders discuss:

  • building skills and improving productivity
  • zero hours and atypical contracts
  • strategies for managing conflict
  • social media and promoting employee voice
  • flexible and work-life balance.

This report gives some great insights and food for thought for everyone in the workplace and will help with planning and decision making into the future.

'We hope that these thought pieces stimulate your thinking.'

Brendan Barber, Acas Chair

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What are the key challenges in your workplace?

The topics discussed in the report are summed up here in this handy pdf icon Workplace trends of 2015 - key takeaways [142kb] which outlines contributors' views and key areas to think about in the year ahead.

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Further related resources and links which you might find helpful are available below.

Acas Conference: Workplace Futures - Nottingham

Our 2015 Annual Conference is taking place on Wednesday 24 June at the Village Urban Resort, Chilwell, Nottingham, and will explore what the future holds for HR and employment relations. This is an essential event for anyone who works in HR or in leadership roles.

Speakers, including Acas Chair Brendan Barber, will talk in depth on the biggest challenges facing organisations.

Further information and how to book a place is available from the Acas Annual Conference - Workplace Futures page.