Monthly Archives: September 2011

It is better to be quotable than to be honest. Tom Stoppard

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UK pilots claim ‘victory’ over BA on holiday pay

UK pilots have claimed a “huge victory” after a European court ruled British Airways should base holiday pay on overall earnings not just basic pay. The British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) said the European Court of Justice verdict would affect … Continue reading

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The Work Programme – will it work?

When the Government launched the Welfare Reform Bill in February 2010, it was heralded as the biggest shake-up of a welfare system since the New Deal was first introduced in the United States 60 years ago. The success of the Work Programme (WP), launched in … Continue reading

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A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done. Dwight D Eishenhower

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Employees whose organisations have been particularly hard hit by the recession have extremely low levels of trust in their CEOs and blame these troubles on poor management. According to research from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and HR magazine’s sister … Continue reading

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Flexible Working increases employee engagement

Flexible working can take many forms, some of the most common are: Part-time working: work is generally considered part-time when employers are contracted to work anything less than full-time hours. Term-time working: a worker remains on a permanent contract but can … Continue reading

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The Coaching Climate

The CIPD survey on coaching and mentoring find that the activities are alive and well despite the economic climate. Key findings are: Use of coaching has dropped from 90% of respondents to 77% but there is an increase of useage … Continue reading

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The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it. Edith Wharton

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iPads at work causing headaches for employers

As many more employees choose to go mobile, employers are increasingly concerned about how to protect their data. Almost three-quarters of businesses are concerned by their employees’ use of their own tablet computers, such as iPads, smartphones and laptops at … Continue reading

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There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income. Edmund Wilson

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