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News: Performance Management

Employers need to communicate on graduate needs

29 February 2008

Employers need to work harder to liaise with government and higher education institutions to ensure that graduates have the sort of skills they need, a key sector figure claimed this week. Terence Perrin, the c...


Scientists to receive management training

29 February 2008

The need for better management skills among scientists has resulted in the implementation of a week-long training course in Berlin.Organisers of the course claim: " Lack of training frequently leads to fru...


Calls for management training as bosses start to retire

29 February 2008

The retirement of the "baby boom" generation will leave a gap in middle management that will require younger employees to attend management training courses so they can step in to the gap, it has been...


Lack of HR departments and resources limit SMEs

28 February 2008

It has been claimed that not having a human resources department may place small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at a disadvantage when it comes to employing migrant workers.Belinda Webb, a spokesperson for ...


People management ought to be "woven in"

28 February 2008

The findings of a new research project have supported suggestions that people management ought to be integral to businesses, it has been claimed.A study conducted by the Work Foundation and the Institute for Em...


'UK employees lack trust in their managers'

27 February 2008

Less than a third of UK employees have complete trust in their manager, research has revealed – highlighting the importance of management training.The research, released by Investors in People, also found ...


Human resources boost company profits

26 February 2008

The importance of human resources in helping business profits to rise has been highlighted in new research.People and the Bottom Line, a two-year study by the Work Foundation and the Institute for Employment St...


'People management and business success linked'

26 February 2008

Effective people management is closely linked to business success, a new report has revealed.A two-year study produced by the Work Foundation and the Institute for Employment Studies indicated that organisation...


Staff age gaps 'present challenges to business'

21 February 2008

The conflicting work styles and attitudes between employees of different ages significantly hampers productivity, research has revealed.Research into the multi-generational workplace by the Helen Hamlyn Centre ...


Sainsbury benefits from staff training

20 February 2008

Sainsbury's is reaping the benefits of a management training programme aimed to develop and nurture managers with high potential.The Aspire programme aimed to "nail to the floor" employees believed to...


Many managers have a 'tick-box mentality' about appraisals

15 February 2008

A new survey by people assessment company Talent Q suggests that a "tick-box mentality" exists with regard to performance management, Personnel Today reports.The research found that four in ten respon...


Chrysler implements performance management changes

14 February 2008

Automaker Chrysler's chief executive Bob Nardelli has shaken up the company, placing more emphasis on the human resources department.Nardelli, who employed the same tactics when he worked at Home Depot, has als...


Companies plan to give IT staff training

14 February 2008

Many companies are planning to train their IT staff in light of a skills shortage in the industry.A study by the National Computing Centre (NCC) found that the perceived skills shortage in the sector has widene...


Staff training helps council score top marks

12 February 2008

St Edmundsbury Borough Council has been rated as 'excellent' by the Audit Commission, and praised particularly for its staff training.The Suffolk council now tops the national performance league table, after an...


Productivity boosting is high on HR agenda

11 February 2008

Increasing the productivity of the workforce has become the top human resources (HR) priority for employers in the UK.Employment firm Manpower found that 23 per cent thought boosting productivity was the main H...


CIOs need 'non IT training' skills boost

08 February 2008

Chief information officers (CIOs) could be required to undergo training or gain other experience in non-IT skills areas in order to keep up with the integration of IT and business, a survey suggests. A poll con...


HR people influence leadership development

04 February 2008

Leadership development is one area where human resources employees have a big impact on business performance, according to a new survey.Development of management can include performance management training, and...