Could you give up email?

The Harvard Business Review ‘Management Tip of the Day’ is always a good read – and this morning’s missive certainly made me sit up and take notice. “Give up email altogether,” trumpeted the headline. “Yes that’s right, stop checking your […]

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Why HR should get social

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 […]

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A more social way of working?

The death of internal email and its replacement by social collaboration tools has been the subject of discussion at several meetings I’ve been to over the past few weeks. A significant number of companies, it seems, are following a similar […]

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How HR can improve its PR?

HR folk have been licking their wounds this week after getting a bit of a bad press from their management colleagues.  A KPMG/Economist Intelligence Unit survey said HR people weren’t forward-looking enough, were too immersed in the day-to-day tactical stuff […]

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Low cost staff learning

When budgets are tight, staff learning and development activities are often the first to come under the axe. Only recently, an Accenture survey has shown that despite continuing concern over skills shortages, nine out of 10 European employers have cut […]

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