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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    Gary Topper and the portal of doom

    Gary Topper was no ordinary HR professional. He looked normal enough, but what set him apart was a lightning-shaped scar that ran across the middle of his forehead. The scar caused him intense pain every time anyone mentioned...

    How to... create a policy for whistle-blowing

    Imagine the following situations: an employee in your company is being sexually harassed or bullied by a superior; a purchase ledger clerk suspects that the chief accountant is committing fraud; factory workers are being...

    London’s transport gets £29m HR system

    London Underground (LU) and Transport for London (TfL) are to merge the HR IT systems covering their 20,000 staff. The £29 million, 10-year project, which covers HR, finance and procurement, has been arranged by software...

    Scots are told: ‘Skills gap will hit economy’

    HR professionals in Scotland have been urged to rethink the training provision in their companies in a bid to close the skills gap that is threatening the economy. A survey of 8,500 employers north of the Border has highlighted...

    Park life

    Next time you’re prowling the streets looking for that elusive parking space you might want to consider this fact: almost half of UK employees surveyed recently would be more likely to work for an employer that offered an...

    Scottish NHS shuns outsourcing

    NHS employers in Scotland are turning their backs on the outsourcing of non-core services because private contractors are failing to deliver a better deal. In the past six months three of the largest trusts north of the border...

    New image

    Am I simply sad, out of touch, living in the past, too old or, worse still, alone and isolated in my thinking? Or are there others who, despite being prepared to accept – if not embrace – the term “human...

    Leisure firm outsources storage of HR records

    Bourne Leisure, the company that owns Butlins, Warner Hotels and Haven Caravan Parks, has outsourced the management of its HR records. The risk of data duplication and a need to “ease the weight” on the IT department...

    How to implement technology

    Gone are the days when you could buy an HR and payroll system straight off the shelf, and implementing it involved nothing more than plugging it in. To justify any investment in HR and payroll systems now, your technology...

    The missing link

    Ever since the IT industry came up with a computer small enough to fit on a single desk, the technological revolution has attracted claims that haven't quite been realised yet – and the HR profession has had its fair...