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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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Employers urged not to ‘kill the conversation’ on social media

    Organisations should embrace social media technologies and stop “killing the conversation” through restrictive workplace policies, experts told a People Management webinar today. Social media is a powerful opportunity...