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Watchdog warns of difficulty over challenging state decisions

The government is making it more difficult for the public to challenge decisions made by the state, the official watchdog for complaints has warned. Richard Thomas, the chair of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council (AJTC), cites the introduction of … Continue reading

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Job for life is officially over for young people and HR staff

The job for life is officially over, as more than a quarter of young workers (aged 16-34) – and a quarter of HR staff – say they want to change jobs between eight and twelve times during their working lives, … 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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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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Acas launches online guide to help employers manage social media

Acas has launched an online guide for social media – a problem, which it estimates, costs the UK billions of pounds every year. Acas has drawn up the guide to help businesses, staff and trade unions agree how to handle … Continue reading

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Almost half of HR professionals enter career ‘by chance’

Almost half (45%) of HR practitioners entered the profession “by chance”, according to early findings from XpertHR’s 2011 research into HR careers. The interim findings from the research, which is still underway, also highlight the fact that more than four … Continue reading

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Quotations

Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.  Robert Heinlein (1907-1988)

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Leadership: The bland leading the bland? Time to get radical

Is leadership a procession of passing fads, or a rare bird HR can never capture? From Sony to Yell, companies are seeking to create waves Forming their rock bands from scratch (and in just 48-hours) was probably the easy bit. … Continue reading

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Education system needs to focus on preparing students for work, according to Centre for Social Justice report

Poor work attitudes among the long-term unemployed are the major barrier to tackling Britain’s jobless crisis, according to a new report from not-for-profit think tank the Centre for Social Justice. Based on a survey and extensive interviews with employers, the … Continue reading

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Britain’s last train making company Bombardier announces 1,400 job cuts

The axing of posts follows the Government’s decision to award a lucrative carriage order for the Thameslink route to Siemens of Germany rather than to Derby-based Bombardier. The company said the job cuts would affect 446 permanent staff at Derby … Continue reading

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