Archive for the ‘Human Resources’ category

Employee Engagement: 79% of employees have not heard of it

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November 27th, 2013

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In a recent study of employees across the UK, conducted by Surveylab, a striking statistic emerged: nigh on 80% of those polled had not heard of the term ‘Employee Engagement’.  I picked up on this statistic via Doug Shaw’s excellent blog, and the conversation in the comments at end of his post are worth a read, not least because […]

What women want…..

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November 13th, 2013

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“Most women, if given the chance would actually give up working when they have young children”, so thinks Michael O’Leary from Ryan Air. Our findings paint a different picture; that what women want from life and work is the flexibility to balance their work and home lives. We have also found that women gain similar […]

Ethical scandals and the role for HR

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December 13th, 2012

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The BBC has announced its new Director General in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal and Justice Leveson is about to publish his report into media standards. Whereas the City has been at the centre of debate over corporate ethics and accountability in recent years, now it is the media industry’s turn to be […]

Applauding mistakes

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August 21st, 2012

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Gary Miles says  learning from mistakes is key to innovation in a blog first published on People Management online Much is made of Britain’s knowledge economy. The Government often cites it as a route to growth. It was a major theme throughout the Olympics, from the blaze of colour, sound and narrative of the opening ceremony, […]

Age is more than a number for older employees

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July 4th, 2012

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Gary Miles says older workers are an asset for organisations that shouldn’t be ignored in a blog first published on People Management online There is a record number of over-65s in the workplace, according to the Office for National Statistics – demonstrating very clearly that the impact of the economic crisis on pension pots means […]