Managers who fail to take responsibility, pass on stress, panic over deadlines and tell staff what to do rather than consulting them while doing so unnoticed are just as damaging to organisations as managers with more obviously negative "David Brent-lik More...14 December 2012 00:01
Christmas for many sectors means an influx of temporary workers. But to what degree should the employer brand be considered if the temps will be on their way in a matter of weeks? Georgina Fuller reports . Organisations employing seasonal workers will More...07 December 2012 09:25
Almost half of senior managers lack confidence in their ability to retain critical employees, despite significant investment in development programmes.
This is according to a survey carried out by career management consultancy Right Management, whic More...06 December 2012 12:43
Four years ago, David MacLeod and Nita Clarke were asked by the Government to look into engagement levels in UK businesses and how they were affecting business performance. When their report was published in 2009 , it received a lukewarm recep More...04 December 2012 17:13
It is in employers' interests to enable older workers to remain in employment for as long as possible, with more than half (56%) of those over the age of 55 planning to remain in work beyond state retirement age, according to the Chartered Institute of More...04 December 2012 15:48
Economist Theodore Schultz invented the term "human capital" in the 1960s to indicate the stock of skills and competences available to produce economic value. He believed human capital was like any other type of capital - it could be invested in through More...27 November 2012 15:06
One-third of UK employees are looking for new roles because they are unhappy at work and almost nine in 10 do not feel they receive the training they need to do their jobs, according to research released today.
The findings from business cons More...22 November 2012 16:25
As the dust settles on the London 2012 Olympic Games and the winter nights draw in, it's easy to forget just what a magnificent summer we had. But it hasn't stopped there - the legacy of the Games will be felt for years to come.
But what can busine More...22 November 2012 15:36
Dave Ulrich delivers a keynote address, "The future of HR - creating value from the outside in" , at 3:15pm on 21 November 2012 at the HR Performance conference and exhibition at Excel, London . The session will be hosted by Employ More...13 November 2012 16:56
Business values are not as positive an influence on behaviour at work as organisations would like to believe, according to research released by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) at the start of its annual conference.
Ar More...06 November 2012 09:30
There has been much recent media scrutiny into the departure of high-profile executives - from Barclays chief Bob Diamond to BBC Newsnight chief Peter Rippon. The back stories to those departures may be hugely different, but the issues each organisation More...30 October 2012 09:22
People used to work beyond statutory retirement age because they enjoyed the purpose and social interaction of employment. Now they can't afford not to. How should benefits adapt to, and protect, an ageing workforce? Emma Page reports. With the aboli More...26 October 2012 10:06
The Olympics and Paralympics may be over, but the successes will be hard to forget. Jez Langhorn, vice-president of people at McDonald's, reflects on a summer of achievements in London.
At the close of the Olympic Games, Jacques Rogge, president of More...24 October 2012 16:56
Social media has grown phenomenally in recent years. Facebook now has more than 300 million users and Twitter more than 55 million. Steve Baker, head of recognition and incentives at Grass Roots Projectlink, considers the importance of social More...24 October 2012 16:55
Recent figures released by the Fraud Prevention Service revealed a 52% increase in fraud committed by employees in the first half of 2012. The prevailing theory as to why businesses have experienced such a dramatic increase in theft from their own More...24 October 2012 09:55
Employers should focus their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes on getting more people into work rather than environmental initiatives, according to a report by welfare-to-work provider Working Links.
The report found that, w More...23 October 2012 12:00
Email, instant messaging and social media have become the favoured methods of communication for many organisations. However, Doug Shaw, founder of consultancy What Goes Around , argues that a lack of face-to-face communication can reduce More...18 October 2012 16:13
HR teams are failing to drive business growth because they are unable to cope with business needs, and are failing to deliver a return on investment, according to a report published today by KPMG.
Published in association with the Economis More...15 October 2012 13:29
Should employers support employee health beyond simply managing absence? Welfare reform and the sickness absence review have placed employers right in the centre of managing absence. What impact can health benefits have on this, asks Emma Page? Acco More...08 October 2012 09:38
The organisation you work for has just announced it is going to acquire another company. Everyone is excited about the deal, the company will be able to grow and prosper, gain new customers and hopefully save a bit of money on back-office systems in the More...27 September 2012 14:38