Category: Analysis

Many factors, both internal and external, impact the way that you recruit. Whether you’re running a business, a team or a project, thorough planning is essential to ensure success. Recruitment is no different – from identifying the task’s skill requirements to assessing the individual’s personality fit – it requires understanding and awareness of your organisation,…

Catherine Trombley: Holidays are in the eye of the beholder

The end-of-the-year customer satisfaction surveys were in. As I glanced through the stack, a message in all-caps from a South American customer stood out, “please reduce your downtimes around ridiculous holidays such as Thanksgiving and Labor Day as this causes an interruption for our staff”. To provide a spin-off of an old adage, “Vacation is…

The report by Lord Young to the Prime Minister on his review of health and safety and compensation, Common sense, Common safety, may have passed many HR practitioners by – see www.number10.gov.uk/wp-content/…/402906_CommonSense_acc.pdf. Although many of the proposals concern measures designed to reduce the complexities and burden of our current health and safety framework some will,…

Do you know if your organisation is meeting its legal requirements for health and safety? Whatever the industry, the consequences of non-compliance with health and safety regulations can have a big impact on the welfare of employees and the future success of your business. In the last year there were over 1,100 cases of businesses…

Whatever the claims made by politicians of a ‘recovery’, we remain mired in the most serious financial crisis for a hundred years. My experiences of living through several recessions have convinced me that three characteristics typify survivors. First, a high-trust culture that inspires engagement and resilience. Second, remaining true to the organisation’s core values. Third,…

Whilst social networking is the most significant force to hit the internet since the web was invented, why is it that only 5% of people are currently finding their jobs through a social networking platform? The fact that the recruitment industry in the UK has been so unaffected by social networking seems strange when other…

In the build up to January’s Attendance Management Forum, Rutherford’s International Account Executive Catherine Trombley (USA), and her partner broker at Sterling Knight, Lawrence Adam, offers insights into healthcare concerns across the pond and what they could mean for expatriate workers. As Americans headed to the polls last Tuesday for the mid-term elections, many felt…