Tags: retention

UK employers are not making the most of the potential of Web 2.0 in terms of the benefits it can have for recruitment and retention. This is the assertion of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which found that 80 per cent of organisations do not currently use the technology to such ends.…

Companies in the UK have been urged to adopt flexible retention strategies which take into account the diverse requirements of staff. A study entitled One Size Does Not Fit All conducted by TalentDrain suggested that staff motivation and attitudes vary along with gender, age and ethnicity, among other things. For example, the research revealed that…

Managers in the UK need to strike the correct balance in terms of the freedom they permit staff over internet use, an expert has advised. According to Toby Thompson, a networked learning executive at the Cranfield School of Management, it is "crucial" for bosses to give employees enough autonomy to keep them motivated, while also…

Improving workplace diversity has "real business benefits" for companies, a new report suggests. Put together by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Trades Union Congress, the research reveals that firms which look for staff on the basis of their potential, regardless of their sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion benefit in…

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice) has published a set of guidelines to encourage staff to get more active. The organisation believes that currently, between 65 per cent of men and 76 per cent of women do not get enough physical exercise and, with employees spending up to 60 per cent of their waking…

Allowing flexibility in working practices and promoting environmentally-friendly policies enables companies to attract the best personnel, it has been suggested. Speaking at a recent Work Wise UK summit, Caroline Waters, director of employment policy at BT, extolled the benefits of offering flexible working. According to the industry practitioner, the only reason many managers want staff…