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.

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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Young people increasingly shut out of first jobs according to Work Foundation report

More than 450,000 young people have been unable to make the transition from learning into work as employers have increasingly changed what it is they look for when hiring, with many under-25s in the UK unable to match the skills … Continue reading

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Employers continue to struggle to fund wages that keep pace with inflation according to latest CIPD report

Good management to support employees and maintain employee engagement is more important than ever Despite welcome news today that inflation dropped to 3% in April, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is warning that employers are continuing to … Continue reading

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No fault dismissal plan expected to be shelved

Whitehall is expecting Downing Street to abandon its support later this summer for one of the central recommendations in a controversial report by a Tory donor which called for companies to be given the right to sack workers at will. … Continue reading

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