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Employment Lessons from Germanwings: Why Mental Health Is So Important

As an employer, why is it important for you to take mental health seriously? While pure human compassion is certainly a good reason, there are also many less altruistic reasons as well.
For example, when an employee is healthy–physically and… continue

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What is the gender profile of the UK HR profession in 2014?

The UK HR profession is three-quarters female in 2014. But only two-thirds of senior HR professionals in the UK are women. These are among the key findings of the 2014 XpertHR Benchmarking survey on HR careers.
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Diversity and HR (2): What impact does HR have on the diversity agenda?

Only around one in four UK employers gives the HR team responsibility for the diversity agenda, XpertHR Benchmarking research finds. But those that do report a clear impact from HR’s involvement in diversity issues.
Nearly all employers have a diversity… continue

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CIPD gets its own Daily Mash parody: A sign of the times?

The CIPD yesterday (Monday 11 November 2013) got its very own parody story on UK humour website The Daily Mash. But is it a sign of the times – and of the increasing prominence of HR issues in the UK… continue

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Employee engagement depends on trust of senior management

Trust in the senior management team has a strong positive impact on employee engagement and employee  turnover intentions, new empirical research shows. ‘Procedural justice’ (whether or not the systems in the organisation are seemed to be fair) is found to… continue

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Bonus schemes are not linked to high performance, evidence shows

Academic research shows that bonus schemes are not linked to high organisational performance. The fndings are revealed in a paper published in the Evidence-based HRM –  A global forum for Empirical Scholarship, an online academic journal launched in 2013, and… continue

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Mercer performance management survey 2013

Performance management is failing to deliver results, global survey shows

Only 3% of global organisations report their overall performance management system provides exceptional value. This is the key finding in Mercer’s 2013 Global Performance Management Survey published in September 2013.
Few performance management programmes support dynamic performance and career development… continue

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China Gorman, CEO Great Place to Work

HR strategy: Top three actions to be more strategic

A leading US HR expert has given her prescription for how HR can be more strategic, and it boils down to three fundamental actions. It’s worth reading the whole article, but to whet your appetite there is a bite-size summary  … continue

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UK HR keeps growing, but only 1/3 of UK HR professionals ‘at most’ are CIPD members

The UK HR profession has shown “a healthy increase” in size over the past two years. But “at most only one in three people working in [UK HR] is a CIPD member.” This is according to detailed analysis of latest… continue

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A third of HR functions plan to restructure and centralise using web technology

The way HR is delivered is continuing to evolve in larger organisations, an annual global survey by consultancy Towers Watson shows. A third of organisations plan to change their structure in the next 18 months and many intend to increase… continue

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