its more to do with the fact that DMGT buy companies for a song , asset strip and flog on.
Graham White says:
I am sure many of my HR colleagues will groan at the further imposition on employers but I have to say I am thrilled that this new addition to our disclosure legislation is soon to be implemented. Too many whistleblowing policies are grudgingly produced by organisations and have far too much in them about what will happen to staff raising false allegations and not enough about protecting those who feel they cannot speak up. Our UK society has seen integrity haemorrhage out of our commercial, political, faith and social standards and it is time we turned the tide. I for More...
James Kilpatrick says:
I would imagine that there are a group of people that believe both in their own ability to influence events but also that the environment in which they operate is not solely born of their actions. So perhaps the people that can best cope with adversity are those that recognise the power of the environment (market, luck, culture) but then use their aptitude (common sense, will power, perception) to make the most of situations as they develop.
David Parkes says:
Totally agree with the comment above - I'm an employer and need to be made aware of such changes. On mental health in the workplace - I wish their was greater help and guidance on such issues. It's proven that learning and dealing with employees who have mental health will help improve productivity...but where is the help we crave?!
Jane Thomas says:
Have to agree 100% with David. Why do they not learn from previous leadership errors.
I was searching the internet to find an email address for fil mercer and have found so many articles praising this conman and his thieving business Parcel2Go.com. what happened to all the investigative journalists who went and investigated a story before writing about it? have we sank so low that our so called journalists these days only follow the jingling of chain in some crook's pockets and then they start kissing his behind? Mr. Peter Crush, let me give you a tip, search the internet, search the reviews, search the performance before you in your self deluded way, write anything More...
Dick Stroud says:
What a sensible and informed article. As he says, the 'giving back' sentiment reflects all that is wrong with how business is portrayed. My experience with charities is that they employ some bright marketers who have to get by on small budgets. Something that companies can learn from. Thanks for the thoughts.
English Shepherd says:
Thank you for a well written and thought provoking article. To paraphrase Stephen Covey, if we want to make significant changes we need to work on our paradigms.
Steve Skinner says:
Unless put in context these figures don't mean a great deal (except to say that, over all the scheme is a flop). If, for example, a large number of long term unemployed are in areas where there is a lack of jobs then getting them back into work could be near to impossible, not least if they were competing with others who had become unemployed recently or were simply moving jobs. It would be very interesting to know in which regions there has been the most most success. If the companies undertaking this work are anything like commission driven recruitment More...
Richard MacKinnon says:
Thanks for the comments so far! I definitely agree that organisational culture is a core component here and must be considered alongside the factors outlined in the article. Indeed the culture impacts everything from who is hired to join the organisation through to what behaviour is rewarded and how teams interact. However, culture can also be impacted (positively) by conscious changes in behaviour. Behaviour is indeed key - but it influenced to a large degree by underlying personality, hence its central place in our research. Thanks again for your comments and feedback.
Peter Marno says:
I hope there will be a big response to this article requiring the first aid courses to include a mental health component such as provided by Mental Health First Aid - www.mhfaengland.org . Mental health problems are one of the biggest reasons for ill health in the workplace and dealing quickly with mental ill-health will be beneficial for both employers and their staff.
David Wylie says:
So. Yet another attempt to address the ills of the NHS via another 'National Leadership Programme'. Once again we target those in hierarchical positions of power. We adopt a Top Down approach. We think that if we 'train' people at the top of failed structures we will achieve a different outcome than before. That we will change the culture. But this isn't culture change. What would change the culture is a non-hierarchical national leadership programme that invested in personal leasdership behaviours rather than positional leadership. Empower porters and cleaners and auxiliaries and Band 5s and 6s to lead within their More...
We have provided choice of mobile smart phones and tablets to top 300 employees accessory 23 remote locations in Africa,Middle East & Asia and made mobile flexible working and BYOD integral tour employee value proposition. Early indicators are encouraging.
Holger Falk says:
Katy, I generally agree but can not help wondering whether employees are actually willing to use their own mobile devices to perform work related tasks or would they expect the company to provide such gadgets?
Tim Parry says:
Will this training include politicians both Labour and Conservative who set the targets in the first place. What will be done about the bullying culture they themselves established. The price of a few votes from fancy speeches on how they "improved the NHS" has been patient lives. A fish rots from the head
Good article. BYOD, is on the rise in the workplace!
Bay Jordan says:
This headline and the article are simply sensationalist. There is nothing here to contextualise the issue. For example:- * What proportion of total local government employees is this? * What proportion of total payroll costs does this represent? * What proportion of total local government expenditure is this? Local governments have a significant cashflows and need to have high calibre people overseeing them, so - as others have commented - this may not be an issue at all. I wish all parties trying to ensure more efficient local government would get together to work out ways of achieving what is More...
Steve Skinner says:
Without knowing what positions these £50,000 + earners hold, the fact that they earn what they do is meaningless in isolation. I seem to recall it once being said that the highest calibre people should be attracted into local government(from the private sector?) and salaries should be a reflection of that.
Peter Copping says:
The report is not yet available on the TPA's website. Perhaps they want us to only remember their 'puff' However last year the headline figures included 'loss of contract pay and also pensions contributions' by the authority, and expenses. In the context this 'cost of employment' may be a sensible figure to work on, but it needs to be pointed out. Because of the lack of information it is impossible to say if teachers are included. If so practically every state school head total pay would be £50K+ In the secondary sector deputies and some HOD's would be included. Heads More...
Steve Thompson says:
If these figures are collated from local authorities' Statement of Accounts which include schools, then how many of the 30,000 Council employees are teachers?
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