Tags: HR managers

HR profession stuck in a vicious circle

The latest Management Agenda report by leadership institute, Roffey Park, paints a picture of an HR profession stuck in a vicious circle, wanting to be more strategic but having to prioritise operational issues. The annual report surveyed nearly 2,000 managers of which over half were HR professionals. HR managers reported wanting to become more strategic…

HRD’s admit that budget cuts were made in the wrong place at the wrong time

Almost half of HR decision makers (46%) admit that during the economic turmoil of the last five years, budget cuts in their organisations were made in the wrong places and at the wrong time. In the Flux Report from talent management specialist, Right Management, four in ten HRDs (43%) acknowledge that their organisation made rushed…

Towers Watson appoints new head of EMEA HR Service Delivery practice

Towers Watson has appointed Tim Richard as head of the firm’s HR Service Delivery and Technology practice in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Based in London, Tim joins from Towers Watson’s Dallas office where he was managing consultant of the firm’s North American HRSD practice. With over 25 years’ experience in Global HR…

HR Director freed after being ‘boss-napped’ in France

Workers at a Goodyear tyre factory in Amiens, France on Monday took the HR Director, Bernard Glaser and the production manager, Michel Dheilly captive in the latest round of French ‘boss-napping’. Taking executives hostage was a popular tactic in France particularly in 2009 with the likes of 3M, Caterpillar and Sony all experiencing problems. Yesterdays…

Finance Directors could do more to support HR technologies

A survey of over 290 HR Directors, professionals and company managers has revealed that 94% believe HR and finance teams should work together more closely to help optimise company performance and profits. A further 87% stated that Finance Directors could do more to approve and drive the implementation of HR technologies.   The survey, carried out…

Only a third of HR Directors conduct exit interviews

The benefits of exit interviews for the workplace are well understood by UK HR directors, according to a survey of 200 HR directors across small, medium, and large organisations, from OfficeTeam UK, a division of Robert Half.  The vast majority (95%) of HR directors said they believe that exit interviews are either ‘sometimes’ or ‘very’ beneficial…

94% of HR Departments have suffered cutbacks

 Lack of partnership between HR teams and line managers stifles effective management Managers find HR guarded and slow to respond As a result, four in ten managers state Google is a better source of information and support than their HR team Vast majority of HR Directors recognise empowering managers as the key to improving performance…

Neil Pickering: How HR managers can unlock their workforce potential

Small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) comprise the ‘engine room’ of the UK’s business economy. Recent figures from the Department of Business Skills and Innovation underline their importance and reveal  that SMBs make up 99% of all businesses and account for 59% of all private sector employment and 49% of all private sector turnover, so…

CMI providing free access to resources to help UK HR Managers

In response to research released earlier this year which highlighted that nearly half of UK managers ‘are ineffective’, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) – the UK’s only Chartered professional management body- is offering employers the chance to use their FREE online Management Dynamic tool at www.managers.org.uk/managementdynamic The tool will enable them to identify their organisation’s…

Nearly half of UK line managers are ineffective

Yet new research reveals how management and leadership skills can drive up UK performance 43% of managers consider their line managers to be ineffective, according to the largest ever in-depth study into the business benefits of management and leadership development, released today by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Penna. The research shows organisational performance…

New standard highlights importance of assessments in successful recruitment decisions

75% of an organisation’s total expenditure is spent on people, making them the most expensive asset. Making the right selection choice is therefore essential to the success of an organisation and the wellbeing of its staff. Effective talent measurement and occupational assessment can save organisations time and money while protecting the well-being of employees. As…

Economic uncertainty has created a new breed of HR Director

According to new research from global HR Services Group, Penna, HR Directors have seen their influence increase over the past 12 months, suggesting that the economic climate has provided fertile ground for a new breed of HR Director. Penna’s Mindset of the HRD involved video interviews with 18 HR professionals from high profile private and…

Outlook improving but still uncertain for interim HR managers

If you’ve been an HR interim manager for more than three years, congratulations are in order. It’s been a tough period, but you’ve survived it. The good news is that there are credible indicators that the tough times could finally be over. At the macro level, the industry’s barometer is the annual Institute of Interim…