Daily Archives: February 4, 2011


It is always the best policy to speak the truth–unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.  Jerome K. Jerome (1859 – 1927)

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The news is: rumour is the news

Employees are more likely to hear about change in their organisation through rumour rather than strategic staff communications, according to research by Capita HR. According to a survey of 1,000 staff, 63% said they found out company news via Chinese … Continue reading

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HRDs admit they are to blame for failing to hire best talent

Only 33% of HRDs say they are ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ at coming up with innovative strategies for finding and recruiting new talent, according to Alexander Mann’s Future Fit Recruitment Report (part 2). The report finds that that 60% of HRDs … Continue reading

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Workplace unrest rises as austerity measures take toll

Employers face a sustained increase in workplace unrest as staff work longer and harder without greater reward. This is according to the State of Human Resources survey by Kings College London and law firm Speechly Bircham, which found that half … Continue reading

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One in five believe they could lose their job

One in three workers says their standard of living has worsened over the past six months amid pay freezes and fewer opportunities for promotion, according to a study today. A survey of 2,000 employees showed that half reported that their … Continue reading

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Insolvency figures tipped to hit record high

Figures released today are expected to show that a record 140,000 people in England and Wales were declared insolvent during 2010. Just over 104,000 people went bankrupt or took out an individual voluntary arrangement or debt relief order during the … Continue reading

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