Monthly Archives: September 2012

New tool for achieving sustainable organisational performance through HR in SMEs

New tool for achieving sustainable organisation performance through HR in SMEs goes live. Practical tips for growing small and medium sized businesses will also feature at CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition, 6-8 November 2012 at Manchester Central A tool for … Continue reading

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Why cyberbullying is an issue for HR

The recent news that a 17-year-old has been arrested after sending a malicious tweet to Olympic diver Tom Daley comes as a stark reminder of how hurtful online abuse can be and how quickly it can escalate. The workplace is not immune … Continue reading

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Closing the gap between classroom and workplace

“I always wanted to be a graphic designer,” says Kenton Robbins, business coach and regional director for Yorkshire and Humber at the Institute of Directors (IoD). “When I left school, I sat down with the careers advisor and told her … Continue reading

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It’s more important for women to be likeable than competent when aiming for promotion

Academic research reports it is more important for women to be ‘likeable’ rather than good at their job if they want a pay rise or promotion. New research from Melbourne Business School has found that it’s more important for women … Continue reading

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UK gender pay gap is typically over £4,907 annually

UK men typically earn between £4907 and £7491 annually more than women, according to a survey released yesterday. The salary survey was carried out by online finance tool, MySalaryCalculator.co.uk and the results analysed by Dr David Fishwick, head of maths … Continue reading

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European court to rule on UK discrimination law

A bid to change religious discrimination law in the UK has been taken to the European Court of Human Rights today. Four Christians who had complaints of religious discrimination against their employers rejected by employment tribunals and courts in the … Continue reading

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‘450 degree feedback’: extending the value and power of 360

The classic 360-degree-feedback model – feedback from your boss, peers and the people you supervise – is tried and tested, and is used in many organisations in many different ways. By getting structured feedback on specific behaviours and skills, individuals have … Continue reading

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Is auto-enrolment the first step on a road to wholly employer funded pensions?

The Olympic Games have passed without incident; meaning only two major events still have the potential for cataclysmic consequences for the UK in 2012. The first event is the ‘2012 phenomenon’, which comprises a range of eschatological beliefs, claiming transformative … Continue reading

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HRDs not committed to diversity

HR decision-makers in the UK are paying lip service to diversity strategy, but they are not following this through with strategic action, HR magazine can exclusively reveal. HR surveyed 271 HR directors, chief executives, MDs and HR managers to find … Continue reading

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