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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    How to find the right technology

    Selecting the right HR software for your organisation can be a long drawn out process. With a market full of providers, how do you decide which system will best meet your needs? The key to any software purchase, be it a word...

    How to avoid the high jump

    Once again the crack of the starting pistol is to echo throughout the land. A ministerial decree has gone out: revive the egg and spoon race. From next month, every state school in the realm is to get an instruction kit from...

    HR delivered to your screen

    When you log on to your computer, what do you see? A set of icons including access to your word processing programme, e-mail and the internet, is more than likely. And that screensaver of your partner or this summer’s holiday...

    HR: a new currency for 2002

    That long-awaited alpine holiday will be different this winter. Personnel professionals paying for après ski on the slopes of Austria, France or Italy will all be playing their part in the birth of the euro. Less obviously...

    The healing powers of HR

    I was interested in Andrew Foster’s comment (Letters, 25 October) that there had been no research linking HR activities and output in the NHS. In the 1960s Reg Revans, of action learning fame, compared five hospitals...

    Digital watcher

    Boeing sells you an airliner, but its chief executive no longer sees his company as an aircraft manufacturer. IBM meets your IT hardware needs, but isn’t really making computers any more. Mercedes-Benz offers you its own...

    Paperwork mountain for HR function

    HR departments are two times more likely to suffer from paperwork backlogs than any other department, a new survey has revealed. Although 11 per cent of the finance departments in the 203 participating organisations had fully...

    How to outsource the HR function

    As companies recognise the value of concentrating on core activities to maintain their competitive edge, outsourcing non-core functions becomes a plausible option. Companies such as BP Amoco have highlighted the significant...

    Foresight saga

    Today’s HR professionals are fighting for equal working opportunities for women and looking to smash the glass ceiling, but one man is worried about the exact opposite: how to cope in a future workplace in which men are surplus...

    How to draw up a health and safety policy

    A health and safety policy can be a highly relevant and constantly evolving document that helps to reduce the number of injuries and health problems within your organisation. But, as with anything that an organisation does...