Daily Archives: November 26, 2010

Quotations

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. Sam Levenson (1911 – 1980)

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Recruitment of HR professionals increases by up to a quarter in local authorities

There has been a 20-25% quarter-on-quarter increase in the recruitment of HR professionals in local authorities despite redundancies elsewhere, according to a recruitment consultancy. Badenock and Clark indentified the trend in their report on the recruitment market, Professional talent spotlight, released … Continue reading

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Employee share ownership: John Lewis Partnership is not what it claims to be

The John Lewis Partnership is a unique and misunderstood model, according to a legal practice that specialises in employee share plans. neDavid Pett, partner at Pett, Franklin and Co, made the comments at a debate on the social benefits of … Continue reading

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Philip Lawrence’s widow urges reform of human rights laws after killer Learco Chindamo recalled to prison

David Cameron is under pressure to keep a promise to reform the Human Rights Act after the foreign born murder of Philip Lawrence was arrested on suspicion of another violent attack. Frances Lawrence, the headmaster’s widow, said the legislation needed … Continue reading

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Mental health concerns prompt incapacity assessment changes

The government is to make changes to the assessment of long-term incapacity claimants to place more of a focus on the understanding of “complex mental health issues”, it has been announced. The Department for Work and Pensions has accepted the recommendations of … Continue reading

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Partnership allows Ocado to help long-term unemployed people

A partnership with a welfare-to-work provider has helped Ocado to fill a third of posts at one of its London depots with local long-term unemployed people. The online supermarket employed over 70 long-term jobseekers through its provider partner Ingeus at … Continue reading

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Employers rate OH skills in top 3 tools used for managing long-term absence

More than half of employers with access to OH professionals rate their expertise as one of their three top tools for managing long-term absence, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s annual absence survey. The Absence Management report, in conjunction with healthcare provider Simplyhealth, … Continue reading

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UK companies more at risk of missing talent opportunities than those in US and Western Europe

UK companies are more at risk of missing talent opportunities than organisations in the US and Western Europe due to not managing succession planning on a global basis. Less than half (47%) of UK-based international companies manage succession planning globally, compared to … Continue reading

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Quotations

Correct me if I’m wrong, but hasn’t the fine line between sanity and madness gotten finer?   George Price

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Quotations

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.  Alec Bourne

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