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Toolwire to exhibit at Learning Technologies show, 29 – 30 January 2013

Toolwire, a global leader in Experiential Learning* solutions, today announced it will be exhibiting at the Learning Technologies exhibition scheduled to take place 29 – 30 January 2013 at Olympia 2, London (stand 127). Toolwire will be showcasing the practical application of Online Experiential Learning by delivering four sessions on key themes: Helping professionals cope…

HR ‘must devolve to line managers despite risks’

Businesses need to devolve more responsibility to line managers in order to realise the organisation’s full potential, even if it means that sometimes things go wrong, senior HR professionals have warned. Leading practitioners shared the successes, and pitfalls, of devolving responsibilities to the line with a conference of HRM MA and MBA students at Westminster…

Growing impact of recognition programmes on performance management

More than half of US companies with recognition programmes also observe higher levels of employee engagement, retention, and productivity 64 percent of companies that have an employee recognition programme say their employees are rewarded according to job performance versus just 36 percent of organisations who do not have a recognition programme in place. These are…

Leadership and employee priorities need to change, as organisations head into the unknown

Organisations need to adapt their leadership practices and recruit and develop employees with five specific traits and a mindset for success if they are to remain relevant in the turbulent economy, according to Hemsley Fraser, the learning & development specialist. The company claims that the days of hiring people for a steady job, with a…

Bosses urged to fork out for Jubilee weekend

Employers are being encouraged to pay workers for an extra day of leave over the June bank holiday weekend. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) is worried that penny-pinching bosses will expect employees to work as normal during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, which run from 2 to 5 June. Brendan Barber, General Secretary, said: “Sadly…

”Record low” public sector jobs by 2017

The number of public sector jobs will hit a record low by 2017 after 880,000 jobs are lost, according to an analysis of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s figures by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). In a follow-up to the Chancellor’s Budget statement, the CIPD’s chief economic adviser John Philpott said: “The…

Rapists and killers apply to be teachers

Just over 4,000 offenders applied for teachers’ jobs in 2011, including paedophiles, violent thugs and drug dealers, the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) has revealed. In all, the offenders had 9,493 criminal convictions, including child sex offences, prostitution, gross indecency, arson and threatening to kill, the CRB said, claiming that so far it had prevented over…

Jubilee break poses potential holiday headache for HR

Acas warns employers to ‘start planning now’ Acas has urged employers to plan ahead for the extra bank holiday on Tuesday 5 June, which was created to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations this year. The organisation, which provides mediation services to employers, said that while the summer date “seems a long way off”, staff…

Foundation Trust staff ”happier with care”

NHS hospital and mental health staff are more satisfied with their workplace than ever, the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has claimed. He reckoned that the latest annual NHS Staff survey showed that improvements had been made in some key areas and levels of job satisfaction and staff engagement remained high. However, at the same time…

One third of public sector contracts cancelled due to poor returns

Research from Totaljobs.com, in conjunction with independent research consultancy Step Ahead, outlines a ‘lack of skills’ as a key reason as to why more than one third (38%) of public sector contracts were cancelled last year and warns of future failures should more effective processes not be quickly established. A failure to effectively manage past…

Fit for work attracts less than half expected participants

Take-up for the Fit for Work pilot programme has been significantly lower than expected, according to a report by the Department of Work and Pensions on the progress of the scheme. Following Dame Carol Black’s 2008 review of the health of Britain’s working age population, 11 Fit for Work Service (FFWS) pilots were launched throughout…

Retaining top staff is vital, says Pertemps

Recruitment firm ranks highly on Britain’s Top Employers list and declares intention to keep looking after its staff as a priority Despite turbulent business conditions, leading companies still place importance of attracting and retaining key employees, according to Pertemps Network Group. The company finished in 32nd position on the Britain’s Top Employers list and attributes…