Margaret Kubicek

About Margaret Kubicek

Employee monitoring: checks and balances

9 Apr 2008

Employers who knowingly hire illegal migrant workers now face a £10,000 fine or a prison sentence. Does this mean HR has to keep closer tabs on employees?

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Smoking: The last gasp

3 Mar 2008

Eight months into the smoking ban, employers and staff are benefiting from clearing the air and joining stop-smoking programmes. Margaret...

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Bullying: Virtual fighters

11 Feb 2008

BlackBerries and mobiles have blurred the boundaries between work and personal lives, and one unpleasant side-effect has been the inexorable rise of 'cyber-bullying'. Margaret Kubicek investigates.

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Sowing the seeds of future success: using the internet to catch recruits young

26 Jun 2007

Websites such as MySpace have redefined a generation, and HR needs to keep up with how young people communicate and work. Margaret Kubicek finds out how to catch recruits young.

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Back to basics

28 Nov 2006

As the final report of the Leitch Review of UK skills is about to be published, employers need to set out their learning and development priorities, says Margaret Kubicek.

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Size matters: Personnel Today’s 360-Degree Appraisal of HR

24 Oct 2006

HR in larger organisations is considered more strategic, but building credibility is still an uphill struggle, reports Margaret Kubicek.

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The public-private debate: Personnel Today’s 360-Degree Appraisal of HR

24 Oct 2006

HR is perceived to have less value in the public sector than in commercial organisations. Margaret Kubicek finds out why.

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Spotlight on… World Cup sickies

30 May 2006

Spotlight on… World Cup sickies

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Spotlight on staff uniforms

23 May 2006

Setting boundaries for staff behaviour is an issue for all companies, but even more so for those where staff wear...

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Trust your instincts

4 Oct 2005

We ask to what extent should a gut feeling be valued as a behaviour and addressed in management developmentWith softer...

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Pharmaceutical firm goes global with coaching

4 Oct 2005

Pharmaceutical company Kimberly-Clark is going international with its coaching – rolling out a common model across the global business as...

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More than a one-minute wonder

6 Sep 2005

Margaret Kubicek assesses the enduring appeal of Ken Blanchard, who wrote The One-Minute Manager more than two decades ago

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Learning champions

13 Jul 2005

Increasingly employers are working with union learning representatives to boost skills acquisition in the workplace

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financial services bank on training to restore trust

1 Mar 2005

Occupational standards for retail financial services look set for a radical overhaul following a consultation by the industry’s sector skills...

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All in the mix

1 Mar 2005

Diversity training needs to do much more than cover employers' backs against discrimination claims to be effective. Margaret Kubicek reports

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