Monday, May 27, 2013

UK - Case Study: Home Group

Home Group has been using iTrent, MidlandHR's specialist HR and payroll solution, since 2010. Following the successful roll-out of iTrent HR and payroll, the company introduced iTrent Employee and Manager Self-Service as a key part of its new HR strategy.

The self-service strategy was introduced to provide both employees and managers with the technologies and tools to find information relevant to them in a more user friendly, timely manner.

Case Study: Home Group

UK- Performance Management Process

Developing an effective performance management process is crucial for a number of reasons; namely the direct financial gain from ensuring employees are successfully meeting expectations, for generating motivation and engagement amongst the workforce and for aligning employees to strategic objectives.

Performance Management: Creating an Effective Process and Dialogue

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Australia - How to attract and hold on to top IT talent

It's a well known HR statistic that it costs an average of 2.5 times an individual's salary to replace an employee when they leave. So in today's unpredictable economic climate it is essential that businesses retain staff, especially those classed as 'top talent' - your highest performers.

How to attract and hold on to top IT talent

Social Media and Video

The recent announcement that Skype Video will be integrated into Outlook Email for instance shows how video, as a social tool, is becoming ever more engrained in modern day communications.

Collaboration at Work: If You Have a Message, Say it with Social Media

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Using Training as a Strategic Tool

"What is the best way to get the maximum return on the training budget?"

At a time when training budgets are tight - the above question as to where to invest it for maximum returns is clearly a top-of-mind issue for many organizations. The dilemma is: Should the focus be on maximizing individual employee potential or should it be on maximizing organization returns?

Using Training as a Strategic Tool

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

UK - Talent Retention Biggest Challenge

This year's Employee Rewards Watch Survey from Thomsons Online Benefits highlights the on-going financial demands that companies are under to control costs at a time when 34 per cent are finding basic pay more difficult to control than any other element of reward.

42 per cent of organisations believe retaining talent will be the biggest challenge of 2013 according to tenth annual Thomsons survey