Corporate strategy

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    Rover’s hours scheme vetoed

    Rover has put on hold a controversial plan to cut costs – by making employees save up working hours for periods of higher demand – after failing to win union approval. The scheme would have required employees to “bank” hours...

    The wider world of work

    Global issues are having a increasing influence on personnel and development, judging by the rapid rise in membership of the International Forum over the past year. It now has more than 1,000 members. Those attending this...

    Unions aid safety in small firms

    Small firms that recognise unions are safer and more committed to health and safety than those that do not, claims the TUC. But a survey found that while nearly half of health and safety representatives at small firms of...

    Bell set to ring changes in Pearson’s people policies

    David Bell, chairman of the Financial Times Group, has taken on a new role as “director of people” for parent company Pearson. The long-serving former FT journalist aims to inject the 18,000-strong media group with a dose...

    When results-based pay is no incentive

    The recent feature by Steve Corkerton and Stephen Bevan about reward strategy (“Paying hard to get”, 13 August), set out the way in which the problem has been tackled by BOC Gases (UK). The company’s worthy objective has...

    Agencies merge in bid to exploit the global market

    US recruitment consultancies are expanding rapidly, despite the threat of recession. A merger with UK recruitment specialist Robert Walters marks the first foray abroad for US company StaffMark, while US-based TMP Worldwide...

    Unlucky breaks

    John Stredwick’s view that current maternity leave entitlements should be transformed into the right to take an extended career break (Letters, 23 July) is hardly revolutionary – employers have been operating career break...

    Cracking service

    Call centres are nothing new for Autoglass, the replacement windscreen supplier. In 1980 its state-of-the-art centre comprised a dozen “confessional booths” with key-and-lamp technology, plus a fax machine the size of a fridge...

    Beyond World Class

    Author Clive Morton Publisher Macmillan Business (01256 302699) Price £25 ISBN 0 333 66910 X Although we may not realise it, this is potentially a golden age for HR in this country. The economy is healthy, people are seen...

    Global research into HR

    The IPD will take a leading role in a major new study to establish whether a core of common competencies exists for human resource management around the world. The study has been commissioned by the World Federation of Personnel...