Tags: Organisations

One third of companies would replace their C-suite execs

Almost one third of companies would replace their C-suite execs if given the opportunity, according to the latest report among 23,000 senior leaders from member-based advisory firm CEB. Boards currently do not have confidence that incumbent leaders are competent to deal with new working practices. On top of the traditional skills of organising and directing employees and…

CIPD report warns the world is changing faster than work is

According to a new report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), while a number of trends over the last century have changed the world of work beyond recognition, the question remains whether businesses are sufficiently aware of, or prepared for, future trends that will shape the way people work and the performance…

Talent Q launches new assessments for volume recruitment

Assessment specialist Talent Q has launched a portfolio of ‘intelligent’ and ‘face valid’ online assessments – including a competency-based screening questionnaire and a series of adaptive ability tests – to help organisations recruit frontline customer service, sales and support staff. The competency-based screening questionnaire, called Aspects Styles, takes on average eight minutes to complete and…

Logicalis Launches Flexible Resourcing Service

Logicalis announced the launch of its Flexible Resourcing Service to help UK organisations deliver strategic resourcing solutions to meet the peaks and troughs in business demands. Available now, the service allows organisations to utilise skilled personnel from Logicalis’ Flexible Resourcing Team to alleviate skills shortages or accelerate the successful implementation and completion of projects. In…

Long service recognition has no role in driving employee retention say employers

Long service award schemes are alive and well as an important tool for recognizing loyalty but employers don’t believe they play a role in employee retention according to new research published today by Edenred. The report, “The New Face of Long Service Awards”, found that the vast majority of organisations (83%) still give reward for…

HR Professionals Waste a Third of Their Day Answering Trivial Questions

HR decision makers are spending more than a third (36%) of their day on average handling routine calls and emails from employees, according to research commissioned by self-service knowledgebase vendor Transversal and conducted by Vanson Bourne. Listing staffing (70%), benefits (57%) and employee relationships (54%) as the top three information requests, these unnecessary communications are…

War for talent increases threefold as labour turnover slows down

The proportion of employers reporting an increase in competition for well-qualified talent has risen threefold from 20 per cent in 2009 to 62 per cent in 2013. That’s according to the CIPD/Hays Resourcing and Talent Planning Survey 2013, launched at the CIPD’s annual Recruitment conference in London. The annual survey, which examines resourcing and talent…

Organisations slow to employ new advances in science of learning

Despite recent advances in the science of how people learn, most organisations are slow to incorporate new advances in training and development, instead relying on decades-old analysis and techniques, according to research conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The CIPD/Cornerstone OnDemand Learning and Talent Development Survey 2012, found that when asked…

Hemsley Fraser celebrates 15 new contract wins

Learning & development specialist Hemsley Fraser, which is this year celebrating its 21st anniversary, today announced that it has won 15 major contracts with leading organisations in the first quarter of 2012.   Founded in 1991, Hemsley Fraser provides managed learning services, in-company and customised learning programmes, consulting services and open training courses. It delivers…

Recruiters make four mistakes with psychometrics

…that put the candidate experience and employer brand at risk. Recruiters are jeopardising their employer brand by making four fundamental mistakes with psychometric tests in the selection process, according to Talent Q, the workplace assessment specialist. Ability tests and personality questionnaires are widely used by organisations to sift and select job applicants, however Talent Q…

Fit notes improving communication but not absence levels

The introduction of the ‘fit note’ to replace the ‘sick note’ has provided the nudge needed for managers to open up important conversations with their staff and discuss the best way to help get individuals back to work, according to new research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. New findings from the CIPD/Simplyhealth…