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Lord Leitch praises skills training

30 April 2008

Lord Leitch has told a Department of universities, Innovation and Skills select committee that he is impressed with efforts by the IT industry to boost training and skills.Computer Weekly reports the Leitch Rev...


Many training courses ?outdated?

30 April 2008

A new study has revealed that many businesses’ training schemes are “outdated” and ought to be reconsidered.The Developing a Corporate Learning Strategy report by Professor Colin Coulson-Thomas f...


False expense claims costly to businesses

30 April 2008

“Lax procedures” implemented by business managers relating to expense forms can have a negative impact upon businesses, it has been claimed.A recent survey conducted by Travelodge revealed that the av...


Training is ?vital?, says minister

30 April 2008

It is crucial that employees are properly trained and managed, it has been suggested by a government minister.Speaking at a Health and Safety Executive conference this week, work and pensions secretary James Pu...


Managers are 'more necessary' when it comes to flexible working

29 April 2008

Bosses in the UK are scared that the increase in the number of people working from home could put their own positions under threat, it has been claimed.According to reports from Personnel Today, managers have a...


'People issues hamper productivity'

29 April 2008

Nine out of ten chief executives believe "people issues" within the workplace are hampering productivity, a report claims.The poll of more than 1,150 chief executives by financial services firm Pricew...


'Staff must be treated with respect regarding redundancies'

28 April 2008

Firms that are forced to make staff redundant as a result of the credit crunch need to treat employees with "respect and dignity", one employment expert has said.Speaking to the Sunday Times, Michael ...


'Eight in ten employers fire staff on the spot'

28 April 2008

Eight in ten employers have fired staff on the spot without following procedures, an employment law firm has claimed.Peninsula also surveyed 459 employees and found that 63 per cent had been subjected to treatm...


'HR must adapt to retain talent'

24 April 2008

Human resources (HR) professionals must adapt to be able to cater for changing employment trends, a new report has argued.After studying 5,000 HR professionals, UK-based think-tank the Adecco Institute conclude...


Being present does not guarantee being productive

24 April 2008

Bosses are being warned that employee 'preseteeism' could have a detrimental effect on business.A new report by employee wellbeing specialist Right Corecare has found that 40 per cent of staff stay in the offic...


'Employees use email and text to avoid workplace confrontations'

23 April 2008

UK employees are increasingly using email and text messages to avoid confrontations at work, a survey has found.In a poll of more than 2,100 people, 73 per cent of people questioned said they use email and text...


Employers must be sympathetic to depressed workers

23 April 2008

Bosses need to be sympathetic to employees who suffer from depression, after new research found that 71 per cent of workers revealed that they are afraid of telling their human resources (HR) department about t...


'Leisure sector faces employee retention difficulties'

23 April 2008

Despite the economic slowdown, businesses in the leisure sector are finding it hard to recruit and retain staff, a survey has found.In the poll of more than 900 employees and almost 300 employers carried out by...


'Companies invest in employee retention'

22 April 2008

Despite economic uncertainty following the credit crunch, 38 per cent of companies have made changes to employee retention programmes, a study has found.The research by global management consultancy Hay Group d...


Employees 'need to innovate'

22 April 2008

A global study has revealed that staff need to be given the opportunity to be innovative if companies are to develop to their full potential.Of the 500 executives questioned in the study, carried out by Hay Gro...


Ignoring reward strategies costs firms

22 April 2008

New research has shown that companies are losing money by not implementing a documented reward strategy.According to a survey of 755 employers by Thomsons Online Benefits (TOB), less than one-third had a formal...


Workers do not feel motivated

21 April 2008

New research has found that almost one-third of employees in the UK feel de-motivated in their current role, while four in ten are considering leaving their jobs.Research carried out by YouGov on behalf of Inve...


HR managers and employees see things differently

18 April 2008

A new survey has revealed differences in how senior human resources (HR) professionals see themselves and how their subordinates see them. Research conducted by HR with Guts and Orion Partners found that 71 per...


Consumer slowdown could affect training

17 April 2008

A slowdown in consumer spending is likely to have an effect on staff training, it has been claimed.Nathan Clements, director of organisation development at Block and Quayle, told Personnel Today that staff trai...


HR professionals blame stress for employee absenteeism

17 April 2008

The majority of human resource (HR) professionals blame stress for the rising number of employees missing from work.The HR Director reports that the poll of more than 100 HR professionals by Reed Human Resource...


'Managers motivated by challenging workplace'

16 April 2008

Managers are motivated by challenging and interesting work rather than the performance-related pay incentives cited by their employers, research has discovered.The survey by the Ashbridge Business School also f...


HR self-service use increases

16 April 2008

The use of human resource (HR) self-service is being spread to different areas of people management, new research has found.A report by Webster Buchanan Research (WBR) reveals that HR self-service now extends t...


Implementing coaching into organisations 'trial and error'

15 April 2008

Employers are facing challenges implementing training and development within their companies, with many going through 'trial and error' according to new research.A joint report from the Chartered Institute of P...


HR professionals have a "major part" to play in talent retention

15 April 2008

Human resource (HR) professionals have a "major part to play" in the motivation and development of skilled managers, new research suggests.A survey carried out by Ashbridge business school management ...


Companies worldwide must confront talent management

14 April 2008

Talent management is the biggest issue facing industry executives across the world, a new report has found.A global study carried out by the Boston Consulting Group and the World Federation of Personnel Managem...


Investment in training 'essential in troubled times'

14 April 2008

Companies need to invest more in the development and training of staff during times of economic difficulty, according to an industry insider.Victoria Winkler, learning, training and development adviser at the C...


Staff training 'reaps dividends'

11 April 2008

Training staff is an investment that will create long-term returns and many large firms around the world are proven successes. According to Sarah Alsop, head of operations at leading global recruiters Source Pe...


Rise in popularity of e-learning predicted

11 April 2008

A new survey has predicted a rise in the popularity of e-learning in organisations in the next three years. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) learning and development conducted a study...


Learning 'can depend on experience'

10 April 2008

People with more experience are sometimes more sympathetic with a 'self-help' learning approach, according to one analyst.Speaking to the trainingzone.co.uk website, Alan Beasley, policy and advice specialist a...


'Employees denied training'

09 April 2008

Employees do not always receive the training they ask for, a survey has revealed.In poll of more than 300 people by recruitment company Brook Street, 28 per cent said that they had asked for training while in t...


'UK has world's most disengaged managers'

08 April 2008

UK managers are the least engaged with their workforces in the world, a survey has discovered.According to a report by global consultancy BlessingWhite, 11 per cent of managers are planning to leave their jobs ...


'Managers uninspiring and inconsistent'

04 April 2008

UK workers find their managers uninspiring and inconsistent, a new survey has found.In a poll of more than 2,300 employees across a variety of sectors by the Work Life Balance Centre and Coventry University, ju...


Research project to explore talent management

03 April 2008

A management software firm has announced the launch of a research project to explore the state of talent management practices in the UK.InfoBasis will interview a range of organisations of different sizes acros...


'Mentoring helps staff develop'

02 April 2008

Mentoring is becoming an increasingly important means to develop new leaders in big business, it has been claimed.The Sunday Times reports that numerous large companies in both the public and private sectors ar...


'HR needs to consider all aspects of business'

02 April 2008

Human resources (HR) professionals must focus on all aspects of business during their work, an industry expert has said.People Management reports that HR guru Dave Ulrich told delegates at the CIPD Scottish Con...


'Half of managers bullied at work'

01 April 2008

Almost half of mangers allege to being bullied during the past year while at work, new research claims.Personnel Today reports that in a poll of 2,300 people conducted by the Work Life Balance Centre and Covent...


'Lack of talent leadership affecting businesses'

01 April 2008

Business leaders feel their companies are suffering due to difficulties attracting talented employees, research claims.The Sunday Times reports that in a survey by headhunting company DDI, 70 per cent of chief ...