Recent News​

ISO standards - What's the bottom line?

6 Sep 2012

Questions are asked frequently about the importance of implementing ISO standards, is it all worth it and what is the return on investment (ROI).  ISO have published a new brochure which provides some of these answers by giving examples in hard figures of the benefits of implementing ISO's and other voluntary, consensus-based standards.

Taking Measure of Talent

12 Sep 2012

This Harvard Business Review Analytic Services whitepaper, sponsored by Workday, focuses on effective management of your human capital and gaining insight into your workforce's skill, knowledge, and experience through technology. As business models change, the pressure to leverage the true value of your human capital and better understand your talent management grows.

Learn to effectively:
                           • Connect the dots: link people, performance, and strategy
                           • Understand and control your talent costs
                           • Forecast the gap in the supply and demand for talent
                           • Identify and develop new leaders
                           • Build a strong strategy for attracting and retaining your employees

Are your employees aware of auto-enrolment?

12 Sep 2012

Half of British workers do not know that pensions auto-enrolment is imminent, according to research released by Scottish Widows this week.

UK unemployment count fallen by 7,000 this quarter

12 Sept 2012 from HR news from People Management

The number of jobless people in the UK fell by 7,000 to 2.59 million this quarter, latest official figures have shown.

​'Job strain' raises risk of heart attack, study finds

14 Sept 2012 from HR news from People Management


Highly demanding jobs where workers feel they have little control over decision-making could raise their risk of heart attack by a quarter, according to academics.

 

Employers handed control of government skills spend

14 Sept 2012 from HR news from People Management


Responsibility and funding for part of the nation's skills development has been handed to UK businesses under a new Employer...Highly demanding jobs where workers feel they have little control over decision-making could raise their risk of heart attack by a quarter, according to academics.

 

CEOs and HR directors are at odds on cutting investment in people

​18 Sept from People Management



Report from management accountants highlights lack of human capital measures
A new report reveals differing expectations between chief executives and HR directors about the likely level of investment in talent management.

In a survey commissioned by two management accountancy institutes, three out of four CEOs say their firm will

cut spending on workforce training, skills and qualifications in the next 18 months, but only about one in six

HR directors had this expectation.

​​Auto-enrolment begins for UK's largest firms

1 October 2012
Thousands of workers at the UK's largest companies will be automatically enrolled into a workplace pension scheme from today 

​​'HR failing to keep pace with business demands', executives claim

​15 October 2012



Business leaders will continue to view HR as a non-essential department, unless it meets the challenges posed by today's business environment, a survey of senior executives has found.