…in brief

This week’s news in brief

Managing talent

More than two-thirds of City employers claim they are able to attract
talented staff, yet more than half concede they cannot retain this talent.
According to a survey by Penna Consulting, the in-ability to retain talent
derives from a lack of infrastructure to identify and manage potential.  www.e-penna.com

Skills hunt hampered

Job snobbery is hampering efforts to fill skills shortages and boost UK
productivity, according to a new report. A poll of 2,500 people by The Work
Foundation, found the views of peers had a huge impact on choice of work.  www.theworkfoundation.com

Pay settlements static

Pay settlements in engineering and manufacturing have remained static,
according to the latest figures from the Engineering Employers’ Federation. The
average settlement level for the three months to the end of May 2003 remained
at 2.5 per cent.  www.eef.org.uk

Competition winner

Congratulations to Catherine Windle, HR manager at GMTV, winner of a weekend
for two in Barcelona. The prize draw was attached to the PersonnelToday.com/DLA
Workforce Equality and Diversity Survey. PersonnelToday.com is now running a
competition in conjunction with Bupa International. To win a luxury health farm
break for two, visit our website before 2 July.  www.personneltoday.com

HR director on leave

The headline in an article about the London Probation Area incorrectly said
the HR director had been suspended (News, 3 June). In fact, the HR director is
on special leave to help with an investigation, as explained in the main

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