Almost one-third (30%) of UK HR directors have said that "employee burnout" is common in their organisations, with excessive workloads the main cause of factors such as increased sick leave, lateness and reduced productivity.
A survey by recrui More...25 February 2013 13:17
Despite overwhelming opposition, the Government is pressing ahead with the repeal of the third-party harassment provisions in the Equality Act 2010 – a serious blow in the broader context of promoting equal opportunities within the workplace, say employ More...25 February 2013 00:01
Whistleblowers will be protected from bullying and harassment from their colleagues under new amendments made to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, announced by the Government this week . Currently, workers who make protected disclosures a More...22 February 2013 15:34
A recent survey by testing company SHL suggests that one employee in eight poses a risk to their organisation. What can HR do to identify and deal with that risk? It seems as though not a week has gone by in recent More...18 February 2013 17:37
Your customer communities could be the gateway to fresh talent for your organisation. Andy Curlewis of Ochre House looks at the growing convergence between customer and employee networks.
Building communities to tap into top talent on a global or lo More...18 February 2013 17:37
Employees, employers and the Government are increasingly looking to resolve workplace disputes early, avoiding the need for formal or legal processes. Mediation is proven to save time, money and stress, but the implementation of a fully integrated workp More...18 February 2013 12:22
The former head of an NHS trust last week described the culture of the health service as one of "fear and oppression" that is "driven by the top". Jo Faragher looks at the culture of confidentiality in the NHS.
It was arguably very brave of Gar More...18 February 2013 10:29
The Government has issued an amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which removes the good-faith requirement for a protected disclosure. Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, an employer cannot subject a worker to a detrim More...18 February 2013 10:21
In the second of our two-part series exploring HR data and metrics, Nick Kemsley from the Centre for HR Excellence at Henley Business School looks at the final three of six practical steps any HR function can take to double the business value of the inf More...14 February 2013 13:41
It's the rare resignation that is welcomed with a bolt of lightning and cries of despair from around the globe.
But this week, the Catholic Church was left with an undeniably tricky people management issue, as its 85-year-old head, Pope Be More...12 February 2013 15:39
Nine UK workers in 10 think flexible working will become the most common employment model in the near future, with 96% of HR professionals agreeing that it will become the main model.
Despite these findings, however, a survey published today by HR r More...11 February 2013 12:38
We rely on email and social media more and more to communicate, but is it still important to develop strong face-to-face networking skills? It's hard to imagine a working day without some form of electronic communication. Even in offices that have e More...08 February 2013 15:53
Home secretary Theresa May has announced radical reforms to police recruitment. They include opening the role of chief constable to applications from abroad and allowing the direct entry of outsiders to senior ranks. Former Met Police HR chief Martin Ti More...06 February 2013 13:49
The Government has today published the Children and Families Bill, which includes reforms to the way in which parents can share maternity leave as well as the extension of the right to request flexible working.
Under the new system of shared parental More...05 February 2013 15:34
The winners of the 2013 RAD Awards have been announced, following a ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel to recognise the best work in recruitment communications over the past 12 months.
Hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall, the evening saw the g More...01 February 2013 00:01
An employment tribunal has provided guidance on the use of the "Swedish derogation" model, under which agency workers can sign a type of employment contract with their agency that means they give up the right to pay parity with direct recruits - to More...30 January 2013 12:49
Were you to sit 100 CEOs down and connect them to polygraphs, you may not see a discernible movement of the needle when you ask them questions like "what do you think about performance management?" and "will you to endorse a line management capability p More...30 January 2013 11:58
The Government has pledged to establish a new national health and work assessment and advisory service by the end of next year at the latest, in a move that promises to bring profound changes to the profile and prominence of occupational health. The More...30 January 2013 00:01
Another month, another set of mixed official figures on the UK labour market. Those who know me are aware of how desperate I am to see a return to full employment. But unlike commentators with a political or commercial vested interest in talking th More...23 January 2013 16:01
Employers face a challenge in bridging the gap between the goals their staff want to achieve, and giving them the motivation to reach them.
This is the key finding of a survey of 2,000 UK office workers by software company Mindjet, which hig More...23 January 2013 15:22