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How to be successful in HR

More less than positive press for poor old HR people over the last couple of weeks. It seems however hard it tries, the profession’s image problem just won’t go away. First up was research released by the CIPD, which suggested […]

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Zero Hours Contracts – The Debate

The ethical considerations of employing people on zero hours contracts have been brought sharply into focus by a raft of media coverage over the past few days. Concern has been raised that use of these contracts has increased significantly during […]

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Making the case for HR Software

There was a real buzz at Olympia this week as HR people descended in their droves on the CIPD’s annual HR Software Show. SMEs were well represented among the throng – and it was clear from the conversations and presentations […]

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So, you think you’re a great manager?

Some uncomfortable reading for managers this week in the shape of a CIPD survey which suggests many are somewhat ‘deluded’ about the effectiveness of their leadership style. Three quarters of employees questioned for the research said they rated their managers […]

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