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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    Splitting headaches

    Last year, 1,000 Vodafone employees left their desks and took to the streets with a chant of: “We don’t want to relocate!” Although senior managers were taken aback by the protest, it was not the company...

    Joined-up thinker

    Talking to Stephen Wood can be an exhausting – and exhilarating – experience. Wood, who took over as research chair at Sheffield University’s Institute of Work Psychology at the start of the year, has an almost Tigger-like...

    A sellout strategy

    The first thing that you notice about Exult’s smart new HR service centre in Glasgow is the silence. Whether this is because it is operating at less than half capacity, or because the blue screens separating individual...

    Called in to question

    What is HR shared services, and why are organisations such as IBM, BT, Shell International and the Royal Bank of Scotland attracted to the concept? Is it a pain-free solution to some of HR’s perennial problems, or are there...

    The smarter charter

    On 1 July 2000 the Institute of Personnel and Development ceased to be. On the stroke of midnight, in a seamless transition the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development was born. To all intents and purposes, the two...

    Welsh Assembly debates HR strategy for NHS

    The new national HR strategy for the NHS in Wales has been debated in the Welsh Assembly. It is the first time an organisation’s employment practices have been discussed by a devolved body. “Delivering for Patients”...

    How to monitor e-communication

    It is only recently that employers woke up to the need to keep an eye on employees’ visits to cyberspace. E-mail is often seen as a transient form of communication, akin to the spoken word. Yet the document can be printed...

    Serf in the net

    Agent-based computing is one of the fastest-growing areas of information technology. To think of agents as software programs coded to do things for you – like electronic butlers – is not too far from reality....

    Interface value

    If you’re thinking about buying a new human resource information system, you are at the beginning of a process that is likely to plumb the depths of your resources, creativity, processes and patience. This year the IPD and...

    Seminar

    Developer Information Transfer (01223 312227 or see the web site at www.seminar.co.uk) Price from £995 for a single-user licence Requirements Windows 95, 98 or NT This multimedia authoring system allows users to create...