HR news and analysis, including:
Latest developments in the agency workers debate
The fight for legal representation at disciplinary meetings
Employees’ preferences for small businesses.
Presenter Tara Craig is joined by Louisa Pe More...31 July 2009 15:10
So many organisations embark on projects to measure employee engagement levels, without fully understanding what they are trying to achieve. In the current economic climate where all spend must be rationalised fully, it will become even more crit More...27 July 2009 16:12
A new online questionnaire which enables an organisation or department to measure its ‘readiness to perform’ after undertaking change initiatives, such as downsizing, restructuring or a merger/acquisition, has been launched today by TalentDrain , the e More...27 July 2009 16:04
When any review publishes its findings, we pore over the report and ask ourselves, was it worth it? Have we gained new knowledge or insights on the issues involved? And are we now better-equipped to move forward? In the case of the MacLeod Review , More...21 July 2009 15:51
Noel O'Reilly and John Charlton join Rob Moss to discuss news that the details of whistleblowing incidents heard in employment tribunals could be forwarded to the relevant regulatory authorities. And is HR doing enough to protect vulnerable workers from More...17 July 2009 16:30
The government-commissioned MacLeod Review of employee engagement has been met with a lukewarm reception from senior HR figures, who are critical of its lack of practical measures.
While HR directors said the report, published last week, will More...17 July 2009 15:50
Fitness First, the world’s largest gym, health and fitness health club group, has appointed Best Companies to conduct its first global employee engagement survey. With more than 13,000 staff worldwide and 530 fitness clubs operating in the UK, More...16 July 2009 14:49
Performance improvement company Grass Roots has produced a trilogy of ‘Little Red Books’ to illustrate the way it helps clients tackle issues with their three key audiences: Customers, Employees and Channel Partners.
Each Little Red Book sets More...16 July 2009 14:45
The MacLeod Review of Employee Engagement has called for a "nationwide discussion" to build understanding of the positive impact of engagement on performance and how this can best be achieved by employers.
To facilitate this discussion the r More...16 July 2009 12:03
New research shows managers have a huge role to play in staff motivation, engagement and retention. Virginia Matthews looks at the evidence. Larger than life business leaders in the Branson , Meaden or Sugar mould may inspire some of us to great More...03 July 2009 15:26
HR directors have pledged to tackle the 'dead wood' in their organisations and prioritise engagement to stop talented staff leaving as soon as the upturn comes.
Neil Roden, group HR director at RBS, admitted there were already disillusioned people a More...03 July 2009 09:43
Engaging employees is the key to retain top performing staff and encourage maximum productivity throughout the remainder of 2009 and 2010, according to Capital Incentive’s & Motivation’s newly launched white paper.
The 20-page white pape More...02 July 2009 09:25
EXCLUSIVE The Royal Bank of Scotland's HR director has said he hopes to address the ailing bank's problems through a rigorous overhaul of talent management and leadership programmes. Neil Roden, group HR director for RBS, told Personnel Today tha More...29 June 2009 10:59
Slimming World , the UK’s leading weight loss organisation, is celebrating another success after being awarded Investors in People (IiP) status for the 5th consecutive time.
The Derbyshire company, which this year celebrates its 40th anniver More...23 June 2009 15:47
One in five employees have been working for an extra 25 hours a week unpaid during the recession - equivalent to an extra three days of work, new research has revealed. The 'employee attitudes in the credit crunch' survey of 1,000 employees conducted More...16 June 2009 09:24
British Airways has written to 40,000 employees asking them to volunteer for four weeks of unpaid work to help the airline survive the recession. Chief executive of the company, Willie Walsh, announced last month that he would work in July for no More...16 June 2009 09:04
Job security is down but employee engagement remains unchanged according to Best Companies , the organisation behind the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For lists.
Best Companies are workplace engagement specialists who aim to “help make More...15 June 2009 14:29
Pets at Home, the UK’s leading pet care retailer, has completed its third employee opinion survey, form ORC , achieving a remarkable average of 89% for engagement levels across the organisation, defying the current trend in the retail sector More...03 June 2009 17:24
HR news and analysis including:
The new fit note is unveiled to cut down on long-term sickness absence;
Justice secretary Jack Straw vows to crack down on no-win no-fee lawyers; and
The numbers of tribunal claims are set to decrease followi More...29 May 2009 17:11
Danone UK has been crowned the country's best place to work in 2009 , owing to its strong employee engagement and range of benefits. The yoghurt manufacturing company was awarded the accolade by the Great Places to Work Institute last week after More...26 May 2009 09:47