Category: Analysis

Jeanette Makings: Financial Education – One size doesn’t fit all

Of the many hats employers have to wear when it comes to supporting their employees, financial education is increasingly becoming a priority and an area in which employees require guidance. Financial education is an extremely efficient and effective route to increasing engagement and empowering employees and something that can be applied in various ways to…

Proposed extension to maternity leave and paternity leave Any new father will agree that two weeks paternity leave is just not long enough to fully experience the early months of his child’s life. In acknowledgement of this and upon the realisation that the modern family’s working pattern has changed considerably in the last few decades,…

Talent Management insights – research and whitepapers

The people in your business will make the difference between success and failure. They are the ones that add value, drive growth and create innovation. Successful companies know how to unlock this human potential – they know that identifying, nurturing and developing great people are the keys to long-term success. Effective talent management will lead…

StepStone Solutions is now Lumesse

Advertisement: StepStone Solutions, one of the world’s leading talent management companies, has rebranded as ‘Lumesse.’ (www.lumesse.com) With rapid growth in its ‘Software-as-Service’ solutions over recent periods, and an active user base well in excess of a million people in 70 countries, the new brand is the first step in making Lumesse an increasingly high-profile, global…

Maggie Berry:The Apprentice Baby Battle

The ever-controversial show, the Apprentice, is back on our screens. In keeping with the ethos of the programme, outspoken boss, Lord Sugar, has never been one to shy away from outlandish statements. When he said, in a debate at that House of Lords, that “women should be forthcoming when being interviewed, declaring their status regarding…

David Ogilvy & Elizabeth Bremner: A right Royal holiday… paid or unpaid

In recent weeks, the country has been celebrating the marriage of Prince William to Catherine Middleton. Such was the level of interest, a public holiday was created on 29th April in order to allow the British public to commemorate the wedding day. Thousands descended on London to experience the celebrations first hand, while countless others…

Richard Evens: Maintaining a safe working environment with rising summer temperatures

With much of the cold weather giving way to warmer temperatures, most of us are looking forward to the summer season that’s just around the corner. But how do you ensure your staff remain cool and comfortable in hotter working conditions? Heat stress is the term often associated with working in hot conditions such as…

Stephen Smith: Don’t fight consumerisation, work with it

The growth of consumerisation – the adoption of personal communications devices such as iPhones, iPads and tablets in a workplace environment – is both rapid and seemingly relentless. A new, young workforce using sophisticated technologies in their personal lives are putting bosses under pressure to allow them to use their preferred choice of device, rather…

James Uffindell – Is the CV still useful for recruiters?

We recently ran our Campus Representatives Lunch where we gather all our representatives (we have one at every leading university in every academic year) and talk to them about careers. Surely in this day and age (with Facebook, Twitter and Linked-in) students still don’t need CVs? To a certain extent this is correct – as…

How HR Directors in Local Authorities can make the best  decisions about employees

With the financial budgets for local councils now confirmed, HR professionals face the difficult task of making employee cuts. They are under intense pressure as the headcount reductions needed are big €140,000 jobs will go from English and Welsh local authorities, 53,000 will be cut from the NHS and 10,000 from the police force. Additionally,…