Corporate strategy

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    Re-inventing HR

    Editor Margaret Butteriss Publisher Wiley (01234 843294) Price £24.95 ISBN 0 471 64247 9 With a title as grand as Re-inventing HR , I expected this Canadian book to offer a revolutionary view of the human resources department...

    Approaching the Corporate Heart

    Author Margot Cairnes Publisher Simon & Schuster (01624 675137) Price £9.99 ISBN 0 7318 0655 7 The corporate world is a hard, mean place. Those who have survived re-engineering are sapped spiritually and emotionally;...

    The Credible Journey

    Round-tablers Ward Griffiths (chairing) is the IPD’s assistant director-general. He was previously deputy chief executive and director of corporate resources at Kent County Council. Carmel Flatley is a senior vice-president...

    Strong medicine for NHS as tough targets are fixed

    The government and the NHS Executive have issued a joint policy statement that will give HR practitioners a far more visible role in the management of the health service. Ministers have threatened to intervene directly in...

    Work and Rewards in the Virtual Workplace

    Author Frederic Crandall and Marc Wallace Publisher Amacom (distributed in the UK by McGraw-Hill, 01628 502501) Price £21.99 ISBN 0 8144 0375 1 Airport bookshops are full of titles predicting the growth of the virtual organisation...

    Capita gains council’s personnel

    The contract will run for three years and involves the transfer of 20 council employees to Capita under Tupe rules. “Outsourcing our operational personnel services will enable us to concentrate on running core council services...

    HR managers set to drive through big McMakeover

    Tired of its reputation for low-paid and low-skilled jobs, McDonald’s is developing a version of employer branding that it hopes will make it as popular an employer as its burgers are among fast-food devotees. The new initiative...

    Natural lore

    From hearsay evidence alone, it would be easy to dismiss Arie de Geus. One of the newest names to appear in the “guru” pantheon, he hit the conference speaking circuit last year after the publication of his first and only...

    Are you being served?

    The institute’s service to members continues to be viewed positively, according to the latest membership satisfaction survey. The survey in May this year of a representative sample of 450 IPD members was a follow-up to the...

    Can you help?

    I am researching corporate culture and its impact on employee involvement. I would like to hear from anyone who is interested in this area or who has conducted similar research, either academically or within their organisation...