Letters

HR teams should learn how to handle the media

24 Apr 2009

I was very pleased to see an article that provided some sound advice on handling the media (‘How to handle...

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Communicate with staff from the very beginning

24 Apr 2009

I was interested to read about another instance of communication problems in an organisational merger (‘Cheshire Council merger causes ‘chaos’...

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Business jargon does have its place

24 Apr 2009

Business jargon may be loathed by many, but as occupational psychologists we do believe it has its place in creating...

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E-learning is a good training option

23 Apr 2009

I enjoyed the article ‘How to make workplace learning effective’ (Personnel Today, 7 April). However, I was surprised that there...

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Cheshire police sick leave success

2 Apr 2009

Star comment: Cheshire Constabulary steals a marchI read with interest the news report on the government recommending that employers should...

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HR shouldn’t be too quick to dispense with recruitment agencies

25 Mar 2009

With vacancies down 76,000 over the quarter and an increase in unemployment of 146,000 over the same period, the labour...

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Untapped pool of talent has skills to bridge gap

6 Mar 2009

It is stated that there is a skills shortage in the UK at the moment, but the economy is sitting...

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Economic recovery would be dented by agency worker rights

6 Mar 2009

Kevin Green is absolutely right to argue that the government must make full use of the three-year implementation period of...

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Sensitive communications are critical during downturn

6 Mar 2009

I read with much dismay the findings of the CBI’s latest report on the service sector (‘Jobs cull in service...

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Equality Bill is best hope for all

25 Feb 2009

I am concerned by reports that business secretary Lord Mandelson is trying to abandon government promises to strengthen equalities legislation in the forthcoming Equality Bill ('Maternity and equality law changes may go to keep business costs down', Personneltoday.com, 23 February).

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Action learning can be effective

25 Feb 2009

I thought there were some useful tips in the recent article ('10 ways to develop staff on a budget', Personnel Today, 24 February), but I'd like to make another suggestion.

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Concern at lack of technical training

25 Feb 2009

I read with interest your '10 ways to develop staff on a budget' feature. As a recruitment consultant to the creative sector, I am interested in training and development that might be of use to both our candidates and clients.

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Snowed-in staff: more understanding needed from some employers

19 Feb 2009

I am glad that Herfordshire’s corporate director of people and strategy was able to invoke the “council business continuity plans...

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Due diligence in recruitment: candidate referencing more important than ever

19 Feb 2009

Watching television coverage of four discredited senior bankers being accused by members of a Treasury Select Committee of not having...

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ECJ kicks common sense into touch

9 Feb 2009

Star comment
Pass me the blood pressure tablets. Once again, many of my colleagues in the HR profession seem to...

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