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The Increasing Importance of Social Media in HR

Mark Braund | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

In a recent article I discussed how with 75% of companies either using or planning to use social media sites for recruiting, sites like Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ are becoming increasingly important in job searching.

HR - Be the Innovation Catalyst

Prithvi Shergill | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
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Prithvi Shergill

Innovation is what can differentiate organisations in this competitive world and innovation and creativity produced by a workforce is dependent on how well individuals are managed, empowered and encouraged.

The Madness of Forced Ranking

Dominic Irvine | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Dominic Irvine

Forced-ranking of employees means that all the employees within an organisation are compared or ranked against one another in order of performance. Then, using the statistical bell-curve specific numbers of employees are placed in categories ranging from: exceeds all expectations; exceeds expectations; meets expectations; partly meets expectations; fails to meet expectations.

Open All Hours - How Technology Has Led Us to 24-hour Recruitment

Adrian Thirkill | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Tech
Adrian Thirkill

The importance of your digital profile can't be overlooked. It can propel you into the stratosphere of cyberfame within minutes, as the two chaps above know well. More realistically, a complete, professional, grammatically-correct digital profile can give you a huge advantage when it comes to recruitment.

Sailing the Shores of Success With Integrated Recruitment Strategies

Prithvi Shergill | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Prithvi Shergill

Recruiters are the invaluable team that build the capability - capacity and ability, for organisational leaders to work with. If you want your organisation to safely navigate through competition and difficult economic situations, you need to engage, enable and empower your recruiters.

10 Tell Tale Signs You Are Ready to Leave the Rat Race

Maite Baron | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Have you had enough of the nine-to-five (or should they call it the seven-to-seven?), the pointless rounds of meetings, and wondering if this is what life's really about? Then here are ten tell-tale signs that it's almost certainly time to make a break.

Can Ryanair's New Culture Take Off?

Jane Sparrow | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK
Jane Sparrow

Michael O' Leary's decision to tackle Ryanair's reputation for poor customer service is a powerful reminder that culture is king when it comes to driving growth. The impact of the company's 'abrupt' culture has resulted in an intense battle to secure loyalty from both recreational and business travellers who expect great service as standard.

Nursing Broken Cultures in the NHS and Beyond

Peter Cheese | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK
Peter Cheese

The well-publicised scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and the subsequent Keogh Mortality Review have put the topics of patient care and NHS culture firmly in the public domain. Almost every day we open the papers or switch on the news to yet another report on what's going wrong in the NHS.

Flexible Working's Not Just for Females

Donna Miller | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Miller

It is not just women who might need flexibility in how they work. This applies equally to both genders. It's about giving people the ability to cope with the changing and often unpredictable demands that are placed upon them.

The Art of Engagement

Ken M Allen | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK
Ken M Allen

Technology, management studies, financial analysis, research and "big data" have all contributed to an environment today where just about every aspect of performance can be measured to the nth squared degree.

The Way the World Works

Peter Cheese | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK
Peter Cheese

This week, the leaders of the G8 countries - the UK, the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Russia and Japan - are meeting in Northern Ireland for their annual summit. As host nation, the UK has set the priorities for the discussion: the assembled leaders will focus on Tax, Trade and Transparency.

How to Get Promoted

Gareth Johnson | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

Whether the economy is booming or stumbling along, taking charge of your career and planning your next step should always be a priority. You can't wait for your genius to be benevolently discovered - the bottom line is that no one is as interested in your career, your talents, your aspirations as you are.

Can You Define Success?

Shaheen Sayed | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK
Shaheen Sayed

It's that time of year again - International Women's Day. The time when people around the world take a step back to consider the position of women today, how far we've come and how far we've still got to go.

It Seems Morale and Motivation Is Not the Worst It's Ever Been.... Again!

Dean Royles | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK
Dean Royles

Look at the year the NHS has just had. Strikes, pay freezes, pension contribution increases, redundancy, massive reorganisation, industrial action, reconfiguration and more. A tough year in anyone's book but the survey shows us that the majority of indicators were stable or improved.

The Diary of a Frustrated Interview (VIDEO)

Jide Rotilu | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Jide Rotilu

Follow 'Jide Kanni' on his experimental job application process.

How to Get the Best Out of Your Employees Through Effective Communications

Niall de Lacy | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK
Niall de Lacy

The foundation of any successful business model starts with the realisation that your people are your greatest strength and most prized asset. Our job in HR is to ensure that our business puts people first.

The Francis Inquiry Demands Strong Leadership Not Damage Limitation

Dean Royles | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Politics
Dean Royles

Our leadership challenge now is to show quickly that we have the ability to take the Francis report and make sure the NHS, the services it provides and the trust the British public have in it increases and enhances its reputation as one of the world's leading health care systems.

Don't Just Talk About Change - Do It Now

Chris Hirst | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK
Chris Hirst

At the end of last year, I posted a blog about the 'Open' culture we've cultivated at Grey, and how this culture change programme has supercharged our...

How to Achieve Business Success in 2013 With Better HR

Claire Morley-Jones | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK
Claire Morley-Jones

With New Year out of the way, it's back to business. And for most organisations, this means priority planning for the next financial year. What are your priorities and goals for 2013?

Female Middle Managers: The Engine Room of the Economy

Karen Gill | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Gill

It's all very well desperately finding women to sit on boards in an effort to head off compulsory quotas, but for there to be real and lasting change in the boardroom there needs to be large numbers of talented women coming up through the ranks. So how do we address the female talent pipeline?

Can Bosses Help Addicts?

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

If company managers are looking for ways to increase efficiency, not to mention health and safety, they should look at the impact of drug and alcohol abuse on their workforce.

The Elusive Giant: Company Culture and HR

Russell Ward | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK
Russell Ward

The cultural anthropologist, Mary Douglas once said that "If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization". A company culture is more than just the sum of its parts.

Time to Take Stress Seriously

Nigel Crebbin | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Crebbin

The seventh of November is National Stress Awareness Day. For 14 years, the day has aimed to increase public understanding of a condition that affects thousands of people and businesses across the UK, and yet the issue is still woefully neglected by a worrying number of organisations.

Just How Healthy is Britain's Workforce?

Dr Katherine Tryon | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Katherine Tryon

More research is needed to understand the health of the nation; how chronic diseases caused by lifestyle choices, for example smoking and poor nutrition, impact both employees and their companies.

Why Now is the Time to Trust in Training

David Fairhurst | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK
David Fairhurst

By focusing on worker employability as a necessary first step on the way to full employment, policymakers can effectively future-fit the eurozone economy to capitalise on any upswing in the global economy.