Employers are most likely to intervene in workplace relationships where employees display overt sexual behaviour or embark on a love affair, or if a manager has a relationship with a subordinate, according to XpertHR research.
Coaching programmes can deliver a broad range of valuable benefits - including improved business performance - if they have support at leadership level and the buy-in of employees, according to XpertHR research.
In its 10th year, our HR roles and responsibilities survey finds that HR, particularly within the public sector, is facing ongoing challenges to cut costs while headcount contracts. Despite another challenging year across all sectors, however, HR continues to grow in demand and influence within organisations.
There are a number of tools and techniques that employers can use to support succession planning, including the use of competencies and succession planning committees - but definitive plans are still principally focused on more senior-level roles, our research finds.
The private sector is beginning to restore order after a turbulent couple of years dealing with restructures and redundancies, but the public sector is just starting to face these challenges, our ninth annual roles and responsibilities survey finds.
HR had a challenging year in 2009, but has come through it in good shape. Our eighth annual survey on HR roles and responsibilities finds that the function is growing in demand and influence within organisations.
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