Author Archives: elaineonyc

About elaineonyc

HR generalist who is passionate about the benefits of good HR practice. Experienced in delivering strategic and operational HR initiatives to clients in both public and private sectors. Specialises in working with SMEs.

CIPD warns businesses – use female talent or lose it

CIPD warns business – use top female talent or lose it As the green shoots of economic recovery emerge, new CIPD research shows how urgent action needs to be taken by the corporate world to stem the leaking talent pipeline … Continue reading

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Business leaders and HR are united on short term priorities but different things keep them awake at night

Senior HR and wider business leaders are both clearly focused on the short-term business priority of cost management. The challenge for HR is to balance the tension between responding to short-term cost imperatives and keeping longer-term people issues firmly on … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 760 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, … Continue reading

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‘Two-year itch’ among managers damages workplace productivity

A “two-year itch” experienced by managers as their happiness at work falls is undermining productivity, a survey of more than 1,000 team leaders has revealed. The research, conducted by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), asked managers to assess … Continue reading

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Can a reduction in hours lead to a redundancy situation?

Companies experiencing a downturn in business are increasingly looking for alternatives to redundancies. Recruitment freezes, unpaid sabbaticals and secondments have all been used to avoid making job cuts. In addition, employers often ask employees to reduce their hours of work … Continue reading

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Strengthening labour market polarised by growing tail of long-term unemployed

Commenting on the ONS Labour Market statistics released today, Gerwyn Davies, Labour Market Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), comments: “A quarterly rise of more than 150,000 employees offers the strongest evidence for some time that … Continue reading

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HR Is NOT a 47 Year Old White Woman!

Last year the folks at HRxAnalysts published a fascinating psychometric report about HR.  Who works in HR; what’s the education level of HR professionals; do they get certifications; do they go to industry trade shows; what industry publications do they read; do … Continue reading

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Unfair dismissal changes ‘will lead to rise in other claims’

Employers have predicted that the number of tribunal claims will rise following the increase in the qualifying period for unfair dismissal, as employees will bring cases under different headings, according to the latest survey by XpertHR. In April, the Government extended the length of … Continue reading

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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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