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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    Two managers face each other in an empty conference room in Bournemouth

    Malcolm: We don’t keep employees’ dental records. Stephen: But you must have some sort of access to them? Malcolm: How? Stephen: Some agreement with Scotland Yard? Malcolm: Of course not. Stephen: I’ve heard about it in other...

    Work-to-rule at CRB could mean vetting delay

    Staff at the Criminal Records Bureau have started a work-to-rule protest over their pay. Around 450 workers at the CRB, based in Liverpool, will limit their work to their job descriptions starting this week. The Public and...

    Equality backfires

    In response to the equality bill, which will force companies to publish their employees’ details publicly, we are drawing to a close the age-old British tradition of keeping salary details private. The bill’s goals to promote...

    Retail sector launches online register of dishonest workers

    A new online database, blacklisting dishonest staff dismissed from the retail sector, has been launched. The National Staff Dismissal Register (NSDR) lists all retail staff that have been sacked for theft, forgery or fraud...

    Dartford council outsources HR in ground-breaking deal

    Dartford Borough Council has outsourced its entire HR and payroll function in a deal believed to be one of the first of its kind.   The Kent authority, with 400 employees, had five HR staff and one worker in payroll...

    HR IT projects lay the foundations for public-sector success

    According to recent headlines, recklessness blights public-sector IT projects and the HR function in the civil service is being "revitalised" with the recruitment of senior HR posts across five government departments...

    Computer safety tips

    I am a member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and an experienced safety manager. While I don't dispute the advice given in "Computer says yes" (9 February), in practice HR needs to make...

    Software steps up

    The specialist HR software market is developing fast. Historically, the bigger providers, such as SAP and PeopleSoft, have focused on making products that drive down costs – areas such as payroll and benefits administration...

    How to... implement a new HR system

    If you have ever visited a foreign country and tried to talk the language, you will be familiar with the challenges HR teams face when trying to speak IT. With a minefield of jargon to be traversed, how do you simplify the...

    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...