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Trust is the key to well-being and performance

John Fisher says:

True engagement comes from the top so trust in organizational leadership is where it all starts...an attitude of mind rather than a corporate programme to be implemented?

Employees could leave public sector as morale hits 'all-time' low, says research

Tim McNamara says:

Combining the effects of virtually no pay raises and considering the inability to competitively compensate vs. even the non-federal public sector much less the private sector and add on top sequestration, there is little reason for anyone to consider a Federal role unless they are only interested in health care and pension benefits. We are seeing and unfortunately will continue to experience a huge brain drain from an aging Federal workforce and the ability to attract bright talent is becoming increasingly impossible.

Employees could leave public sector as morale hits 'all-time' low, says research

Jon Milner says:

Surely that should say "want to" leave - as there's barely enough jobs in the private sector, so public sector personalities have almost no chance of joining the rest of the working world where we don't strike, and accept we have to work until 67.

Trust is the key to well-being and performance

Susanne Jacobs says:

Thank you for your comment. This research looks at the neuroscience and evolutionary biology of trust. Trust is defined within the research as neurological safety. The eight drivers all have an evolutionary and survival advantage, all of which is described in the full report and are strongly correlated to trust. Trust is a perception created by our brain in relation to our environment. It is therefore primarily impacted by an individuals psychological wellbeing and their resultant view of the drivers. In terms of the external environment leadership behaviours, organisational reward strategies, performance management processes and so on, will either support More...

KFC scoops the HR Excellence Gold Award 2013

Karen says:

This is another proof of the amazing culture of KFC and the great job that the HR team is doing at the great Company! Congratulations!

Changes to whistleblowing law: what you need to know

Sarah Empson, B P Collins LLP says:

The main change to the law is that any disclosure must, in the reasonable belief of the worker, be in the public interest. There is likely to be some litigation and uncertainty around what is deemed to be ‘public interest’; however health and safety matters such as protective equipment not being made available by an employer may well qualify. One of the more surprising elements is the removal of a good faith requirement. Previously, employees had to blow the whistle in good faith - the motivation should be to ‘put something right’. This new change is therefore unexpected. However if More...

Student work experience placements should be relegated to history, says McDonald's chief people officer

Alice says:

This is why Lloyds Banking Group are on the exact right track with their Scholars programme.

Trust is the key to well-being and performance

Dr Graham Dietz says:

Any research that encourages HR professionals, and others, to think about trust at work is to be welcomed. But, as a researcher on trust of 10 years' standing working at Durham University (and the author of a report on trust for the CIPD in 2012), I have to say I didn't recognise *anything* from the long-standing research literature on how trust is actually built in this summary of this report. The absence of detail about the research methods used means I cannot comment further, but colleagues should be aware that this is *not* how trust is understood by mainstream academics More...

Public sector hit hardest in Government spending review

maggiebrown says:

Local Government employees are certainly taking the brunt of Government austerity plans. Pay freezes over three years and job losses mean that many LG employees are working for significantly less but expected to take on the work of colleagues made redundant. Savings from these budgets inevitably increase the Welfare budget when redundant workers sign on and claim benefits. What is the net effect? That austerity hasn't reduced deficit by as much as they thought, what a surprise.

Public sector hit hardest in Government spending review

maggiebrown says:

Local Government employees are certainly taking the brunt of Government austerity plans. Pay freezes over three years and job losses mean that many LG employees are working for significantly less but expected to take on the work of colleagues made redundant. Savings from these budgets inevitably increase the Welfare budget when redundant workers sign on and claim benefits. What is the net effect? That austerity hasn't reduced deficit by as much as they thought, what a surprise.

Police pensions may be cut for misconduct

Peter Hofschröer says:

If you are a human being, commit a serious crime and get caught, you get prosecuted and punished. If you are a police officer and get caught for one of the many crimes you habitually commit, you get tipped off, take early retirment, keep you pension rights and laugh at your victims. Does this explain why so many criminals join the police?

Public sector cuts present 'huge opportunity' for HR, says PPMA president

MLett says:

How many circles does the NHS have to run around to find things don't work. Agenda for Change payscales were brought in to ensure fair pay in the public sector for the same job! It also cut back on ridiculous salaries being paid here there and everywhere as its a structured scale.

Police pensions may be cut for misconduct

Mike Booth says:

It's all very well applying this to police officers but they should not be singled out. The same principle should apply to all those paid from the public purse and in whom we as taxpayers are expected to place our trust.

Public sector cuts present 'huge opportunity' for HR, says PPMA president

GRH says:

It doesn't. "... the time of salami slicing is over and there has to be found different ways of delivering public services and that includes delivery by communites (sic) themselves". This is more gobble-de-gook. Why not just say, in plain English what you mean. To me what you are saying is that with less money coming from the government to the councils that said councils are not going to be able to fund public services (salami slicing - I assume). "...there has to be found different ways of delivering public services and that includes delivery by communites (sic) themselves". In More...

Police pensions may be cut for misconduct

Sabre R says:

Is it just me ? If a policeman is found guily of serious misconduct surely he should be fired and any pension returned to the TAX payers who pay it anyway. Having been on the wrong side of Police being far from honest, this gets under my skin.

Public sector cuts present 'huge opportunity' for HR, says PPMA president

Peter Rimmer says:

The captain might have told the passengers on the sinking Titanic that it was a nice day for a swim but let's not pretend that swingeing cuts in public spending are good for anyone but a few career-minded ministers and the rich. They are certainly not good news for public sector workers or those who rely on their services. The idea that communities can take over functions such as HR are laughable and The Big Society, not unlike The Titanic, is dead in the water. Of course, there are many fine examples of community-led initiatives and long before The Big More...

Police pensions may be cut for misconduct

Steve Mullis says:

Will the same vigorous logic be applied to MPs who misbehave? Don't hold your breath.

Police pensions may be cut for misconduct

john lavery says:

The police should not be above the law if they break the law they should pay the price like everyone else and if convicted should lose their pensions.

Public sector cuts present 'huge opportunity' for HR, says PPMA president

Richard crouch says:

What I meant was that with local government about to face another 10% reduction, on top of the 30% its already sustained, the time of salami slicing is over and there has to be found different ways of delivering public services and that includes delivery by communites themselves. Perhaps if I had used the term 'big society' it would have helped to explain this better! I hope this helps to clarify.

Public sector cuts present 'huge opportunity' for HR, says PPMA president

GRH says:

"significant impact on the operating models of local governments”, they also presented “an opportunity for HR and OD to work with community delivery” What is that supposed to mean? We are going to give you less money so it is a grand opportunity for you to do better? Make bricks with no straw more like.

In this issue: August 2014
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Balancing act – Have we finally reachd a tipping point around flexible working practices?

 

Bedding down – Inside the Dorchester Collection

 

High voltage – Is the future of fleet electric?

 

Cream of the crop – Barriers to effective talent management

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