HR function

Index here items on HR’s role in building organisational capability, HR leadership, improving the HR function, HR transformation, managing the HR department, HR metrics, HR audits and benchmarking, HR planning, shared services and HR outsourcing, HR competencies, HR managers, HR directors, HR brand and HR consultants.

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    Managers 'must ask GPs about staff sick leave'

    HR practitioners should put pressure on GPs to change their approach to writing sick notes, according to HBOS organisational health manager, Mary McFadzean. In a conference session on managing absence, McFadzean described...

    Double vision

    Bob Morton HR restructuring is a given, but major outsourcing will never take off to the extent that some people have predicted, writes Bob Morton, head of the HRD and regional competency centre, Northern Europe, at Ciba...

    Standing room

    Nearly 4,000 staff and managers at the National Assembly for Wales will be able to keep their personnel records up to date using a new intranet-based system. The system reflects a growing trend for personnel professionals...

    How to buy in HR software

    The bewildering range of products and suppliers on the market, not to mention the seemingly complex nature of HR technology, can make it difficult to know where to start when buying an HR software system. But following a...

    Joint effort

    Four years ago Kim Reid was running british aerospace’s youth programmes, ranging from graduate development to schools liaison. Before that she was a pensions specialist. Now she sits round a boardroom table with 11 others...

    Do's and don'ts of HR contracts

    This is not a definitive guide to managing HR contracts as all organisations are different. But it does capture the views of a highly experienced selection of practitioners (see end of article for full list) involved in the...

    A change as good as a rest

    Most organisations still view change as an external force acting on them, rather than an integral part of themselves. That’s why they find it so scary. Individually, we don’t expect or want today to be the same as yesterday;...

    How to sell your way out of selling

    Most people instinctively dislike selling. That’s because it involves talking to people you don’t know, which nobody likes very much. You then have to persuade them to do something, which is even worse. Selling is therefore...

    Snakes and ladders

    Organisations give a great deal of thought to developing the careers of “special people”, such as future top managers and those with scarce skills. Most pay far less attention to the careers of other employees. Part-timers...

    Get on with IT

    Although personnel operations such as payroll processing were among the first beneficiaries of the computer age, HR has rarely been top of the pecking order for IT investment. As Wayne Carstensen, UK managing director of...