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Nov

Recruiters hit back at Miliband’s ‘silly business bashing’

Thousands of jobs at risk with ‘knee-jerk’ policy reaction, warns REC’s Kevin Green Ed Miliband’s plans to crackdown on “cowboy employment agencies” could put thousands of jobs at risk, Kevin Green, chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has said. Recruiters have placed more than 630,000 people into permanent jobs in the last …

19
Nov

Helping `Hapless Harry’!

Best intentions don’t always mean best results Have you got a `Harry’ in your business? Everyone will recognise part of themselves in Harry because he is not the perfect manager. He does some things well but he makes mistakes, too. He forgets basic principles and although he tries hard and means well he is often …

14
Nov

Leadership styles need to change!

`Inclusive’ Leadership: Culture change needed for business success The CIPD has referred to a new report just published by Opportunity Now, a Business in the Community Initiative, which is based on 18 months’ research in major organisations: the Army, BAE Systems, Citi, Fujitsu and HM Revenue and Customs. It outlines how we need to adapt …

12
Nov

Office Politics – draining employee resilience

Employers urged to boost relationship-building and networking skills Difficult relationships at work and office politics are the biggest energy drain for three quarters of employees, a study has found. Findings outlined in the report, ‘Tough at the Top? New rules of resilience for women’s leadership success’, showed that 90 per cent of male and female …

3
Nov

Work perks – Pile on the freebies

An interesting view on `affording’ modern working life: From share schemes to stately homes, there are ways to beat the cost of living crisis. Get inspired by particularly innovative HR departments  Everyone knows pay is failing to keep pace with the cost of living: the Bank of England says real wages are falling at their fastest rate …

31
Oct

Recruit new staff, or develop the talent you already have?

CIPD Employee Outlook shows employers fall short on managing staff expectations According to this survey (below), I believe that employers need to review their policies and procedures for the training of their people. It costs so much more to recruit, select and induct new people than it does to train the ones you already have!  …

22
Oct

Problem Avoidance – the quiet route to leadership derailment

  Jeremy Caulfield said that ‘Our biggest problems arise from the avoidance of smaller ones’. Are you leaders and managers guilty of avoidance? Gillian Hyde explains how to identify it – and the problems it can cause Our history is littered with examples of leadership that has gone off the rails, where the positive traits …

21
Oct

SECURING BRITAIN’S TALENT

This article was first posted 12 months ago by Boris Johnson, Will King, Terry Morgan, Helena Morrissey, Tim Campbell, Rajeeb Dey & more London business leaders [16 October 2013 | By Sophie Hobson] What progress has been reached so far, I wonder ….? “We are delighted to announce the launch of the second publication in our …

20
Oct

Top tips for ensuring HR policies fulfil their purpose

How employers apply a policy can make or break a claim Good policies, effectively implemented and consistently applied, play a key role in managing a successful workplace and avoiding employment tribunal claims. An employer’s policies frequently come under the microscope in unfair dismissal cases. How a policy has been implemented and applied will be looked …

16
Oct

UK family businesses should ‘toughen up’ to compete globally, says PwC

Nearly 90 per cent of global start-ups funded by relatives Family firms in the UK need to enhance their business processes to stay ahead of global competition, a report by PwC has found. Although there are three million family businesses in the UK employing around nine million people, their ambitions pale in comparison to those …

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