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    HRM’s full complement works better

    US-style approaches to combining HR practices in a more consistent way have been shown to boost the bottom line in UK companies as well, according to new research. A Warwick Business School team has said that the use of ...

    Big Change: A Route-Map for Corporate Transformation

    Author Paul Taffinder Publisher Wiley (01243 843294) Price £19.99 ISBN 0 471 98288 1 A frequent observation in today’s organisations is that the only certainty is change. But this air of resignation is not something that...

    ‘Fairness at Work’ set to boost single-union deals

    Rules to prevent rival recognition applications by trade unions when Fairness at Work becomes law in 2000 might best be circumvented by reaching single-union deals now, a leading employment lawyer has suggested. Because rival...

    Peak practice

    Have you ever embarked on a project that you thought would be relatively straightforward and suddenly found that it was a much bigger task? That is a sobering and illuminating experience. Have you ever carried out a piece...

    A clearer pitcher

    I was interested to read in PM’s Annual Review of the Recruitment Advertising Industry about how Ernst & Young went about selecting a new advertising agency (“Pitch perfect”, 11 June). I don’t doubt that the approach...

    ‘Call centres are ignoring staff’ (in brief)

    Companies setting up call centres focus too heavily on technology at the expense of people issues, according to Simon Wallace-Jones, managing director of the Foundation Network. Managers tend to see automation as a means...

    Calls for profession to join battle against deprivation

    Charles “Chuck” Palid, HR director for Amamark Uniform Services of Atlanta, Georgia, had not expected to have to deliver a speech in front of 6,000 people. Then, he happened to become the 100,000th member of SHRM, only weeks...

    ‘HR with an attitude’ key to success

    The day after its chief executive died from a heart attack, aged 52, the board of a major company meets to pick his successor. Half an hour into the meeting, the HR director suddenly slams the table and objects. “I’m going...

    Fast Track to Change on the Heathrow Express

    Author Sue Lownds Publisher IPD (01752 202301) Price £9.95 ISBN 0 85292 746 0 Essentially a “how to” guide on changing organisational culture, this book is not aimed solely at change facilitators, but also...

    BA ballot result threatens Easter strike

    Easter strikes at British Airways are now a possibility after cabin crew backed another wave of industrial action in a long-running dispute with the airline. The Unite union said the results showed "a continued resilience"...