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One in five looking for new job in 2014, says ILM

Beverley Grant says:

Some attrition is good for organisations, it creates opportunities and recognises that some people need to leave to pursue their career interests elsewhere. However, sometimes employees leave because they just don't feel valued or developed. Perhaps they are not aware of other potential job opportunities within their own organisation so it seems easier to leave. Providing career management skills to employees encourages people to take responsibility for their own career development and equips them with the tools to explore options within and outside of their current employer. This may seem like encouraging employees to leave but in fact, in organisations More...

Farage should leave things to the HR experts

Carol H Scott says:

Nigel has said the 'unsayable' and is fairly close to the truth of the matter. I have banged this drum before but in a previous century women were told 'you can have it all', and in the following decades it has been proved over and over again 'you can't'. This is not an HR issue for goodness sake, its about Business with a capital B - the business has to take priority. In one of the worst recessions going we have to be committed to driving business forward and there is no reason why women shouldn't be in the driving More...

Lynda Gratton: Companies must ditch outdated methods to jam with global workforce

ravi nambiar says:

Lynda, I would like to find out more and where are the reliable groups and forums where global ideas, workers and teams can collaborate as needed, be it short or long term. edesk everywhere Thank you, Ravi Nambiar

Tesco to hire 20,000 customer service staff over two years

Simon Chilcott says:

I work for Tesco and agree, the automated application is wrong. I applied via the automated process, only to be turned down. The following day I applied via the Job Center, and was invited for an interview, which was successful. But in all honesty, I would not recommend anyone to work for this company due to lack of funding to recruit staff. The company, despite making BILLIONS in cash, will not employ staff on the shop floor to enhance the customer experience.

Train young talent rather than ‘buying in’ boosts retention, says Barclays’ head of early careers

Victor marino says:

Mike I totally agree with your philosophy about training young talent . Do you know how far that can go as know there it's proof of three brains head, heart and gut. Development in this is way is about facilitating emergent wisdom not just smart thinking. I wondered if you would like to know more. Best regards victor marino

Ford Retail chooses Sharon Ashcroft as HR director

Victor marino says:

Congratulation Sharon on your appointment. I was interested to read you describe your key tasks as"the heart of the matter". So, I wondered if you would be interested in knowing a little more about multiple brain integration? Where of the course the heart operates as a significant brain along with the gut and the head. Best regards Victor

Shield Group CEO: Managing staff morale vital during takeover

Dan Grafton says:

Completely agree that communication is essential, before, during and after a merger. From my experience, many organisations are good at the first two, but not so fluid with the third. Once the dust has settled and everyone has ticked the box to say the job is done there is often still a minority who are not engaged in the new world. Just because staff have read an announcement or attended a workshop, it doesn't necessarily mean they have bought into the new reality. Having a rigid communication mechanism to monitor employee engagement in the months (even years), post merger is More...

Unemployment fall could reignite 'war for talent'

Isobel Burns says:

The shift towards a candidate driven marketplace began late summer last year and has gathered pace at an astonishing rate. In response many firms have been startled in to making counter-offers to retain employees. This rarely works in the long term as once someone has mentally 'checked out' of their role they are thinking about more than just what they have been offered. We are finalising our annual Market Report that is based on information gathered from 2013's job seekers. This year contrasts sharply with the previous three with a far greater emphasis on the full package (work/life balance, softer More...

SMEs 'blocking' apprenticeships as NEET problem escalates

Fred the Red says:

The reality is that for an SME taking on an apprentice is a far greater risk than for large companies. The resource to support and mentor the apprentice simply isn't available and the associated costs both in terms of money and time don't stack up. The Govt is looking to pass on the bulk of the cost of an Apprenticeship onto employers and this will only serve to further put off SMEs

Amazon boss Bezos tops Xinfu's CEO list

Andrew Lambert says:

While I don't know how robust Xinfu's assessment process is - a lot of these rating processes can be pretty flaky - anyone who has kept up with news abut Amazon will be aware of the in-depth exposé before Xmas into the dreadful operating conditions for employees at their despatch centres. I'm sure there are some in Amazon who feel very positive, but there are also many who evidently feel nothing like the 'owners' Bezos claims (in Amazon's annual report) he has tried to make employees feel. I for one remain unconvinced that 'soft' factors - and their people performance More...

Make your experiential learning process real

Nigel Rayment says:

Completely agree with Sam about the centrality of reflection to effective experiential learning. And yet, of course, it's this element of much that passes for experiential learning that tends to get overlooked. As Boud, Keogh and Walker observed 30 years ago: "The skill of experiential learning in which people tend to be deficient is reflection." It's one thing providing memorable experiences which CSR often does; quite another to provide the space and expertise to support a learner to reflect and transfer their learning to other contexts. We have just started an open Linkedin group entitled "Experiential learning & the C21st More...

The big changes in employment law for 2014

Chris The Comic says:

Its simple ETO plays up front for Chelsea and TUPE is a typo for DUPE which is what the guy ot gal that wrote this hokumm dir to this site!!!!!

How to get the most out of global mobility

Larry Brouder says:

There are some great points here. We are seeing some supporting volume increases, especially in developing markets. Policy consulting/reconstruction/analysis is on the increase too, and we are coaching on incorporating the agility without abandoning support for both longer-term and localization programs. Also, there is (finally) getting to be a more involved/integrated effort between HR/IHR/Comp/strategy. Good Article.

IHG HRD: Employer brand is secret to success

Tatiana Rudinger says:

So proud to be part of the IHG family!

CIPD launches project to develop human capital framework

Teresa Ewington says:

I'm not sure now if I'm 'human capital', 'real or unreal' or just plain 'messy' after reading this. When did the language all get so weird? Is there any chance that seeing none of us are actually aliens we could talk about ourselves in a better way? Problem is it gets in the way of what sounds like something good to talk about.

IHG HRD: Employer brand is secret to success

Karin Knecht says:

I'm proud to be part of the team! IHG is truly a great company to work for! I'm looking forward to continuing the journey.

Dean Royles: Some people are women, get over it

Anne Thompson says:

Thank you for a very thoughtful reply to a highly insulting article . You give a very balanced reply.Also doctors in training work much longer hours than other professions .I have practiced 27 years and have only had 26 weeks maternity leave for 2 children in that time .I worked the old rota system of 1 in 2 or 1 on3 on call during y trainig. I have reached my LTA in my pension .Have I repaid my debt? I think so.

IHG HRD: Employer brand is secret to success

Lianne Corriette says:

Great article! It's fantastic to be part of the team that continue to bring this promise to life and work with thought leaders in the industry!

Auto-enrolment fees cap delayed

Steve Herbert says:

It's unlikely that the charges cap will just drop off the radar - as it's important to ensure that employees are not enrolled into schemes that are not suitable. Yet this delay is not helpful to employers who are seeking to comply with AE legislation which keeps changing. The sooner we have certainty here the better.

IBM leads talks to tackle India's gay sex ban

Samapathik Trust says:

Samapathik Trust (Pune) works with LGBT on health and rights issues in Pune, State-Maharashtra in India. We have planned a session for Corporates on IPC377 related issues on 21st Feb 2014. We need to invite corporates like IBM(Pune,India) who have offices in Pune. Our kind request to you is please assist us in getting their Contact for sending the invite to them.

In this issue: March 2015
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Save us all: Pension reforms could radically shake up retirement. What's your strategy

Lock, stock and barrel: HR at London Stock Exchange

The inside track: People first for Crossrail's leaders

New tricks: HR technology – the next generation

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