It has recently come to light that one of my employees has taken a second job to pay her mortgage. Unfortunately, this is affecting her work with us as she is often tired and late for work. Can we approach her about it and, if it continues, consid More...18 February 2009 13:40
T he government's much-heralded capability reviews, which rate organisational performance in Whitehall departments , lack proper benchmarking and do not assess middle management or frontline staff, according to a report by the National Audit More...12 February 2009 14:39
Performance improvement company Grass Roots Group is celebrating the success of a record breaking 14 employees being awarded their ISP Diploma in Motivation.
Susanne Lewtas and Victoria Goulbourne, both from the Rewards and Benefits te More...11 February 2009 16:22
The government is to rethink performance management processes in the Civil Service in a bid to encourage more innovation from public servants.
Cabinet Office minister Liam Byrne announced initial plans to support front-line workers and allow them to More...05 February 2009 17:32
The Agenda for Change pay system for NHS employees has so far failed to deliver promised productivity improvements, according to the government spending watchdog.
A National Audit Office report said although the NHS has successfully transferred 1. More...29 January 2009 16:15
A legal expert has provoked fury by advising employers to make redundancies on Christmas Eve.
Mark Bestley, partner at Cheshire law firm SAS Daniels Solicitors, said 24 December was a day for swinging the axe rather than filling stockings.
"I w More...17 November 2008 07:31
In today's climate, many employers are looking to cut costs without actually making redundancies. A short-term solution worth considering is the introduction of short-time working. However, while this can be an effective way to make savings without reduc More...13 November 2008 08:59
In the most thorough analysis to date of employee performance management systems, a new study from industry analyst firm Bersin & Associates reinforces Cornerstone OnDemand’s position as a leading solution provider in the category.
The r More...06 November 2008 12:25
Peak Performers, the third in a series of human resource toolkits has been released today by Office Angels .
Designed to help smaller businesses without access to Human Resources, the toolkit provides guidance on how to nurture strong employe More...29 October 2008 11:13
As HR director of a newspaper publishing group I'm dealing with the case of a long-serving employee who is clearly an alcoholic and whose behaviour and language is upsetting some of his colleagues, although most don't seem to mind. I'd like to dismiss h More...10 October 2008 17:55
Managers are worse at saying 'thank you' than they were 10 years ago, according to a survey. A poll of 1,088 workers by business consultancy Maritz found UK businesses were split between 'thankers' and 'thank nots'. More than a third claimed bosses More...10 October 2008 07:40
Performance management is more than merely skimming off the 10% of poor performers in any organisation. Sally Whittle explains what HR needs to do to motivate staff. Up to 10,000 jobs are expected to be lost in the UK financial services sector alon More...23 September 2008 14:00
The latest crop of graduates and school leavers to hit our workplaces have been branded the most demanding and self-serving generation ever seen. But can you really believe the hype? Our special ‘Gen Y’ area is packed with features ab More...15 September 2008 09:52
After just a few weeks working for one firm, Generation Y employees can become easily bored and may look to leave if they are not managed effectively. They crave constant feedback and close contact with their managers. So how can organisations ada More...14 September 2008 21:00
Those looking to reap the benefits of good personnel management, including better organisational performance, can book one of the last few places at a conference in Aberdeen, featuring Starbucks Coffee UK’s Human Resources Director as the keynote speake More...04 September 2008 15:33
TUC chief Brendan Barber has warned employers there is "no room for complacency" after research showed that one in four employees was dissatisfied at work. Speaking exclusively to Personnel Today, Barber said that while UK workplaces were not a "seet More...04 September 2008 10:21
The UK government has failed to tackle 'chronic underfunding' in the social care sector despite a growing demand for services, research has found.
A report by the Social Care Employers Consortium (SCEC) claims that local authorities must cover the More...03 September 2008 08:00
Police have been banned from putting their hands in their pockets or using personal mobile phones in public as part of a new clampdown. A dress and behaviour guide issued by Norfolk Police also requests police wear long-sleeved shirts to cover up 'in More...02 September 2008 11:20
Britain secured a record medal haul in Beijing because competitors learned how to imagine what winning was like - and it enhanced their performances.
Team GB lived the dream during the games, delivering the nation's best performance for 100 years, w More...01 September 2008 16:35
Performance enhancing drugs were less of an issue than expected at the Beijing Olympics, but they could soon be coming to an office near you. Sally O'Reilly reports.
Most of us assume that we get through our working day without using performance enh More...22 August 2008 00:00