According to the latest Glassdoor UK Employment Confidence survey, the improving economy and falling unemployment rates has inspired increased feelings of job security and optimism for the future amongst UK workers. In a recent blog post, HR commentator Jon Ingham […]
I had a conversation last week with a colleague who had just started a new job and three weeks in, was frankly feeling pretty miserable. She’d had a rapid-fire induction and after one week both of her co-workers went off […]
All is not well on the performance management front if the findings of a recent CIPD survey are to be believed. In research conducted amongst 2,500 employees, 30 per cent felt their employer’s appraisal process was unfair, with less than […]
Good news for HR technology users in the shape of a survey from CedarCrestone. Not only is HR software good for you (in terms of efficiency and cost-savings) – it also appears to have a direct impact on productivity and performance. […]
Food for thought this week in the shape of a report from Lloyds Commercial Banking which shows that thousands of SMEs are failing to tackle vital skills gaps in their workforce. SMEs taking part in the survey expressed concern that […]
The important role that SMEs have to play in driving economic growth is increasingly being recognised – and as a result there’s been a noticeable rise in HR circles of efforts to help small businesses manage their people more effectively.
As the employers of over 14 million people in the UK, it is important that SMEs get their HR management right.
It’s probably fair to say that some in the HR profession have been a bit slow to appreciate the value that active use of social media tools could add to their role. If anything, the over-riding reaction seems to have […]
What businesses have to learn from the legacy of the Olympics has been the subject of two events I’ve attended this week. The euphoria of London 2012 may have died down – but there is still a great deal of […]
The spotlight has fallen on the issue of ageism in recent days with the news that horse racing pundit John McCririck is suing Channel 4 for alleged age discrimination. McCririck, 72, was sacked by the broadcaster in October 2012 without, […]
Uncomfortable reading for employers this week in the shape of research suggesting a third of workers are in danger of ‘burning out’ due to longer hours and excessive pressure. The findings of the Towers Watson study are perhaps not that […]