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    The last laugh

    I was amused by Steve Tillman’s response (13 August) to my recent letter about HR’s use of technology. It would appear that one of the features of e-mail junkies that I omitted to mention is that they lack a sense of humour...

    Checkpoint 98

    Publisher Institute of Management (01536 207343) Price £145 for individual licence (£95 to IM members); £495 for organisation-wide licence (£345 to members) In the “nanosecond nineties”, where we are all striving to do more...

    Licenced to quill

    Rod Cochrane’s letter (23 July) perfectly validated the assertion by Nigel Minton in your recent feature, “A slow application” (25 June), that HR is failing to “use technology to deliver real business benefits”. Cochrane...

    Can you help?

    I am researching graduate retention and the reasons why graduates leave organisations. I would like to hear from people who have undertaken similar research in their organisation, or who can offer graduate retention statistics...

    Competency pay brings better skills

    Around two-thirds of companies are using competencies as a way of determining pay levels, according to an employment trends survey conducted by the CBI and consultancy William Mercer. Researchers, who surveyed 671 employers...

    Selector PAS

    Developer Selector PAS Price on application Requirements Windows 3.1 or later Contact Kite Consulting (01543 677399) or visit the web site at www.selector-pas.com Billed as a PC-based personnel assessment system, this software...

    Internet ‘anoraks’ joining the salary super-league

    A new breed of employee to rival the management consultant in the pay stakes has emerged. Able to command £1,000 a day while sporting leather trousers and a peroxide crop, the web site designer is now the hottest property...

    The Motivational Fit System

    Developer Development Dimensions International (01628 810800) Price £1,500 (£900 for additional licenses) Requirements Windows NT or 95, 486 PC Managing value-driven cultural change successfully is high on the agenda for...

    Getting on famously

    After months of polite hiding, the closest thing the personnel profession has to a celebrity has come out to play. “I’m not big on self-promotion,” Stephanie Monk says bashfully. The reason is simple. The first shard of light...

    Lost for nerds

    IT professionals must be able to devise technological solutions for a wide range of business needs and be more proactive in identifying the potential of emerging technologies, the IES states in Skills for Information Technologists...