Dr Barbara Lond says:
Dr Pete, I agree re the lack of understanding. Bias has been around for years. The research on bias is has been around for years. Psychologists have known this for years. I made the point, and other points, that bias was not even mentioned in the CIPD website a few years when I was completing some research. The training has been around for years called stereotype reduction. We now have a different name. As long as diversity practitioners are women, with little understanding and influence on the whole business, also because of bias, nothing will change. It's laudable that bias More...
Rob McGoldrick says:
"John Evans CEO of group-buying website, Incahoot.com, believes the best way to motivate staff in this environment is not soft benefits such as free sweets and duvet days, but 'cold, hard cash', every time." No, it might seem to work on an immediate gratification level but the cash reward does nothing to create true motivation or loyalty to an employer/company. Ask those people that received the cash in a month what they spent their reward on and odds are they couldn't tell you. How does that create motivation or loyalty? Congratulations, you bought gas, you bought a fast food meal, More...
Olga Kovshanova, MBA, MA says:
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Christine Gilkes says:
I suppose you could apply the Pareto Principle to this dilemma and spend 80% of your budget on the top 20% of you talent. Of course there is the concern that the competitor may be the bigger benefactor when your talent moves on, so alongside the training budget strategy ensure there is one for engagement too. This way you will get the best return whilst they are with you and they will be far more reluctant to move on.
Peter Copping says:
REC/KPMG is a very useful index of trends in employment. I trust this downward trend does not represent an increasing lack of confidence in the economy which could accelerate the decline in employment as workers are let go.
I am a single parent about to return to work and the first thing i was concerned about was the cost of childcare. Luckily my child is 9 years old and is able to come home from school by himself but the only problem i have is that the best compromise i could get for my working hours is 1 - 3.45pm which now means everyday my son will now come from school and will have to stand outside in the street until i come home because i really don't think it will be worth my while to start paying More...
Karl @ Recruit Write now says:
I still think you need to write directly to your audience and use their language so yes in some instances this will mean using lots of acronyms, this may even weed out some applicants in the process. We interviewed lots of recruiters/copywriters and put together a tool to help write higher quality job ads at www.recruitwritenow.com in the hope that we can start to improve the rubbish ads that are prevalent across most job boards
abhay kapoor says:
HR has to play prime rolebin building organisational capability for the growth and sustainability of profits. A competent HR team is non-negotiable in the organisation and HR professionals need to build and enhance desired competencies.
The idea of allowing people who have been out of work for a while a chance to get some experience in the work place to keep themselves employable is a good one in theory. However; the whole process is demeaning, condescending, and even those of us who bring it up ourselves will find them self treated like a serial benefit claimant with no intention of working regardless of their actual circumstances or career plans. The charitable nature of the work is not emphasized, the hours are misleading (three hours on, one off, three on is not six hours, it's seven More...
Osborne is going to Europe to defend the indefensible pay and bonuses of the banksters while cutting wages and pensions of the public sector workers.
I approached this article with an open mind. However, having read the comments it's confirmed what I have known for about 20 years now. Most people involved in HR are not very bright. The suggestions are cringe-worthingly bad, much worse than Beecroft and would give rise to a huge increase in costs. A PHR for every case. That's going to INCREASE costs for every case !! How can a judge possibly decide if it's 51% prospect of success unless he hears most if not all of the evidence ? It would be impossible. So employers would have to pay a More...
Barbara Holmes says:
Boris' comments show his complete lack of understanding of modern life. Many multinational organisations employing 'white collar' workers offer opportunities to work from home either on a regular or ad hoc basis. The result is that work output is typically higher than when in the office, the employee reports feeling less stressed and the goodwill the company gains is evident. Show most people trust in this world and they'll repay you ten-fold. How can someone so removed from real life be in the position that Boris is in? Beggars belief.
Steve Milner says:
Surely the fruits of peoples' labours will demonstrate whether they have been skiving or not?
Neil Hart says:
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M Anderson says:
In regards to this article, I have a question. If there was no clause to restrict a former employee, who has poached customers since leaving for his new business from customer details he took from his former employers business, can the former employer still seek a covenant restriction to the former employee?
Peter Marno says:
This initiative is an excellent use of 'health management tools' and, as with the sensible use of other tools such as sickness absence management, health insurance, occupational health, EAPs, prevention services, rehabilitation etc., will ensure that the employer achieves a good return on their investment.
Jonathan Wilson says:
It would seem to me that bonuses enhance transactional engagement at the expense of emotional engagement, with corresponding corrosion of the organisation.
mark hodgson, Practice Leader - Talent Management says:
An interesting article and it’s clear the role and influence of HR is growing within businesses as is the pressure on leadership teams to think of every talent eventuality. The ManpowerGroup has spent years tracking the macro-economic forces changing our world, giving us at Right Management unique, detailed insights into the forces that are driving talent needs and shortages. We have been using this data to predict which skills will be the most critical in the future to certain industries and where those skills will come from around the globe, with some particularly interesting findings in emerging markets. For HR More...
Carmen Musat says:
It is a great opportunity for South East London to be redeveloped, providing enormous change for Croydon to rise again! Westfield have proved to help the communities and offered thousands of jobs in time of crises. I would welcome and trust Westfield to rebuild Croydon Withgift shopping centre and we will all be a happier community!
Peter Erftemeijer says:
Basically a Daily Mail story. Of course cabbies cannot 'work from home'. Working from home works for many, but we don't need TfL to tell us that. Their concern is that they will not be able to cope with the numbers, so be honest about it. We shouldn't confuse working from home during the Games with flexible working. However, allowing your workers flexibility in how and where they work does have its benefits during the London Games. It also allows people to go and watch and work later.
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