Recent human resource articles
April 25 2013 - When it comes to an executive leaving the job, it is pretty common that the companies put the executive
on garden leave.
April 21 2013 - The unemployment rate stands at 7.9% - up 0.2% on the quarter and 0.3% down over the year.
29.70 million people were in work in December 2012 to February 2013 according to the labour force survey (LFS).
The number of people employed was 2,000 lower this quarter and 488,000 higher than last year.
March 14 2013 - If you provide the right technology - which is definitely available - it is possible for employers to support
remote workers and make sure they are productive, involved and in touch.
January 16 2013 - HR experts Croner have advised employers to have robust,
justifiable reasons for restricting the wearing of displays of religious faith such as crosses.
December 21 2012 - Picture the scenario: an ideal candidate for a role is found, the candidate can't wait to start
and your client is eager to announce his joining. Then the candidate mentions in passing that he has a 12 month garden leave clause and
post-termination restrictive covenant in his contract which prevent him from working for a competitor. Sound familiar?
November 9 2012 - Greater transparency of board make-up analysed by gender is intended to put pressure on companies to increase the number of women occupying
senior roles. Clearly this will have a consequential impact on recruitment.
November 2 2012 - Much has been said recently by the Government about how its current package of intended employment law
reforms will help create a climate in which it will be easier for employers to dismiss under-performing staff.
November 1 2012 - In essence the underlying purpose of TUPE is to protect employee rights in the event of a transfer or service provision change.
October 23 2012 - The business case for job satisfaction is clear: satisfied employees make for a more engaged workforce that will be committed and
advocate the business. What's more it'll make for a more productive and profitable business.
October 17 2012 - Although the holiday season has ended the holiday pain has not for those employing individuals on long
term sick leave.
October 9 2012 - The latest CIPD Absence Survey shows a drop from an average of 7.7 to 6.8 days per employee.
October 8 2012 - The pressure to cut costs and reduce expenditure has led to a fall in innovation and has also made it harder to motivate and engage employees
on an on-going basis.
October 3 2012 - The annual statistics for claims in employment tribunals (ETs) for 2011/2012 have just been published.
The statistics show a 15% reduction in ET claims being presented and an increase in costs awards by ETs, where over 80% have been made against
claimants. Despite this, the Government is intent on its employment law reform programme under the auspices of promoting growth - especially for
September 20 2012 - Your role as a member of an LLP in a professional or financial services firm has been identified as at risk.
What should you do as a prudent member who has been asked to pack their bag before heading for the departure gate?
August 30 2012 - Whilst the idea of using video is by no means a new concept, corporations have only recently started to embrace it and taken note
of internal and external stakeholder's need to engage with businesses through this channel.
August 1 2012 - Organizations seek the best talent. We target individuals that stand out and assume they bring with them
the talent shown in previous posts. If they fail to perform at the level we anticipate, HR managers and the board are left wondering what went wrong.
July 31 2012 - For businesses operating as a partnership, promotion and ownership of the business can be controlled
by means of operating different levels of partnership, for example a salaried partner, fixed term partner or equity partner.
July 31 2012 - In a timely case - given that the holiday season is upon us - the Court of Justice of the
European Union (CJEU) in ANGED v FASGA and others has decided that workers who fall sick during their annual leave must be permitted to
reschedule the time affected by illness.
July 23 2012 - A survey of more than 2000 UK employees commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
(CIPD) found that only 36 per cent of employees trust senior managers.
July 21 2012 - As students we are not only studying for a degree - we are also developing our own personal brands and turning ourselves into marketable products.
July 19 2012 - The abolition of the default retirement age in April 2011 and the recent decision of the Supreme Court
in Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes have focused attention on the issue of performance management. These recent developments highlight
the increasing importance of having proper performance management processes in place.
July 11 2012 - So what happens when a bank decides that the time has come to cut the Gordian Knot and
let its thrusting trader venture out to pastures new i.e. sack him?
July 11 2012 - The idea of the "protected conversation" is that employers can talk to their employees about possible termination deals or
severance packages without having to worry about those conversations being referred to in subsequent Employment Tribunal cases if the
discussions come to nothing and the employees then say they have been unfairly dismissed.
July 3 2012 - What makes people angry at work and what are the implications?
July 3 2012 - Men and women react differently to stress.
July 2 2012 - Replying to emails and answering work calls at home means that the average UK employee
is putting in an extra three weeks a year in overtime.
June 11 2012 - The term culture refers to the system of assumptions, beliefs and perspectives, many of them unconscious and taken for granted,
which members of a group have in common.
June 11 2012 - How different would things be if job titles reflected what we wanted managers
to do and be like rather than what they are responsible for?
June 4 2012 - Creating an environment where humour - and laughter - is viewed positively will create a place of enjoyment.
May 28 2012 - This is a very difficult area of the law for employers. On the one hand employers do not want to be accused of age discrimination,
but on the other hand they have to act in the best interests of the business, even when this means replacing older workers with a younger,
fresher work force.
May 14 2012 - Managing employee information on a global scale when data privacy rules differ by country
May 14 2012 - HR software has for many years been revolutionising the processes and procedures of HR departments.
But the growing power of intuitive technologies means the opportunities for forward-thinking HR professionals are ever-increasing.
April 26 2012 - It's All About You is specifically for you, the entrepreneur, the lone adventurer, who is relentlessly
driving forward business, focusing more on achieving business objectives, but possibly to the detriment of your personal wellbeing and basic
April 19 2012 - Often at times being caught up in all the distractions
of HR, many people don't make the time to create a crisis or advice centre for struggling employees and this is SO needed within the workplace.
April 10 2012 - A LMS is a tool used for documenting, tracking and reporting on training programs in a bid to increase employee efficiency and
March 25 2012 - Itís surprisingly easy to take on someone who isnít who they say they are, especially when your focus is on can they do the job in question, not who they say they might be.
March 20 2012 - The adult minimum wage rate will increase from £6.08 to £6.19 an hour on October 1 2012.
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March 16 2012 - The term 'business partner' is often highlighted as an important aspect in discussions about
the role of the human resource manager but being a 'business partner' needs wide business knowledge.
March 12 2012 - In this article,
we look at how employers might seek to resolve the problem of discrimination against disabled participants in personality tests and the pitfalls associated with trying to make reasonable adjustments.
March 2 2012 - It has been claimed that one in three office employees skips a proper lunch, and instead snacks on unhealthy options,
which can lead to lethargy, irritability and decreased productivity.
February 16 2012 - An analysis of UK local authority areas by claimant to vacancies ratio in January 2012 shows
that a number of Scottish areas have passed the inner London boroughs to become the UK's worst employment
February 10 2012 - Employee satisfaction is a key indicator for defining staff rewards and benefits and
over 70% of businesses have taken steps to monitor it.
February 2 2012 - Hyland Software director, Mark Greatorex, explores how combining strategy with technology can help maximise HR capability and contribution
January 25 2012 - There are strong, well-rehearsed arguments both for and against the use of
personality testing, but we have identified a particular, and thus far potentially overlooked, risk of discrimination against disabled participants.
December 19 2011 - One of the most exciting new trends in recent years has been the emergence of the human cloud, as more and more businesses go
online to hire and manage talented staff on an hourly or project basis.
December 13 2011 - Graduate unemployment is at a record level but many organizations say they cannot
find the right talent.
November 25 2011 - Vince Cable, Business Secretary, announced on Wednesday a package of measures intended to
modify the way employers recruit, manage disputes and dismiss staff - while retaining key protections for employees.
October 5 2011 - Stress has been identified as the most significant cause of long-term absence according to this year's
CIPD/Simplyhealth Absence Management survey.
October 5 2011 - The announcement that
the qualification period for the right to claim unfair dismissal will be extended from one year to two years has attracted mixed responses.
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