Sunday, March 25, 2012

UK - HR and Spotting Fraud

It’s surprisingly easy to take on someone who isn’t who they say they are, especially when your focus is on can they do the job in question, not who they say they might be.

HR and Spotting Fraud

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Australia - Free HR Downloads

Six Pitfalls of Workforce Planning

Free download: Know the pitfalls that companies can fall into when doing strategic workforce planning.

Measuring and Addressing Competency Gaps

Free download: Learn how to find and fill competency gaps in your organization before they affect you.

Driving Business Execution Through Integrated Talent Management

Free download: Discover how you can leverage talent management processes to drive business execution.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

UK - Minimum Wage Increases

The adult minimum wage rate will increase from £6.08 to £6.19 an hour on October 1 2012.

National Minimum Wage Increases

Friday, March 16, 2012

Europe - Essay Contest

The Peter Drucker Society Europe (PDSE) has launched the "3rd Global Peter Drucker Challenge". The essay contest for young managers, entrepreneurs and students aims to raise young people's awareness of the works and ideas of Peter Drucker and promote a management philosophy that puts the human being in its centre. (News Release)

Peter Drucker Society Europe Launches Essay Contest

USA - Succession Planning

Propulsys Inc., a leading manufacturer of hydraulic drive products, has selected
CRG emPerform™ to globalize its performance management processes and build an effective succession planning strategy. Based out of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Propulsys Inc. relies on its global team of over 500 employees to deliver world-class products and customer service. Propulsys plans to use emPerform to ensure that company-wide performance expectations are consistently aligned with corporate objectives, and that succession gaps can be identified and addressed in an efficient manner. (News Release)

Leading Manufacturing Company Selects CRG emPerform for Strategic Succession Planning and Goal Management

UK - HR as a Business Partner

The term 'business partner' is often highlighted as an important aspect in discussions about the role of the human resource manager but being a 'business partner' needs wide business knowledge. According to a new report released by the CIPD three fifths of HR practitioners feel that the profession needs to be 'business savvy' with improved understanding of business issues. But the CIPD acknowledges that this can be easier said than done. The CIPD report shows that a common trait among the people they interviewed was curiosity about the organization in which they worked and the wider context in which they operated.

HR as a Business Partner

UK - CIPD Awards

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) People Management Awards are now officially open for entries. The awards recognise the outstanding achievements in HR and people management and development, by some of the most innovative and inspirational organisations of today. These awards also highlight the valuable contribution that HR continues to make in securing business sustainability and success.
(News Release)

CIPD People Management Awards open for entry with two new categories

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Canada - Planora joins Microsoft BizSpark One program

Planora, a workforce optimization company, announced today that it has been selected to join the Microsoft BizSpark One program, identifying 100 high-potential companies of over 45,000 companies from over 100 countries around the world. Companies in the BizSpark One program demonstrate a strong potential to succeed, shape the industry’s future and enhance the overall value of Microsoft products and service for customers. (News Release)

Planora selected to join the Microsoft BizSpark One program

Monday, March 12, 2012

UK - Resolving Unwitting Discrimination

In this article, we look at how employers might seek to resolve the problem of discrimination against disabled participants in personality tests and the pitfalls associated with trying to make reasonable adjustments.

'Computer says no': Are you unwittingly discriminating with personality testing? (Part 2)

Friday, March 09, 2012

Multiple Internet Identities: Keeping Track

A growing number of internet users have split themselves into multiple personalities (albeit web-based) to conduct day-to-day business.

Multiple Internet Identities: Keeping Track

Friday, March 02, 2012

USA - Employee Engagement

Employees need to feel like they are progressing. If you think about a time when you did something extraordinary at work, most likely you accomplished a difficult goal that was important to the organization.

Employee Engagement

UK - Healthy Eating

It has been claimed that one in three office employees skips a proper lunch, and instead snacks on unhealthy options, which can lead to lethargy, irritability and decreased productivity.

Healthy Eating Key to Workplace Productivity

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Vision on Talent

The concepts of 'Vision' and 'Individual talent development' currently cause a lot of confusion and discussion. Many organizations have 'long term' thinking and are actively developing and realizing a vision in this field. Yet there are many organizations which, for various reasons, do not put much energy into developing a 'Vision on talent'.

Vision on Talent, a 'must' for organizations