From Permanent to Fixed term contract

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  Last year on the 12 of February ,a Temporary Employement Service company .place me in one of their client to render services.I worked from that date until september when the company gave me a fixed-term contract under them no longer under TES.This year in March the campany  extend the contract up until next year […]

Is attendance important or performance?

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My timings in the office are not consistent and the number of leaves is more than everyone in the office but my performance is improving constantly and that I have shown to my boss but he is not satisfied with that but more concerned about my irregularities.

Offer letter notice period disputed by employer

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Hello So both parties signed the offer letter, that had 3 months notice. Then the employee resigned and gave 3 months notice. Now the employer indicated that it does not accept the notice, as at that level the notice based on other people contracts is more and should expect also that person to stay more. […]

Survey: What’s stopping employee engagement?

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We often hear about employee engagement statistics being stagnant – its not increasing despite all the effort companies are making with social and CSR events, development and internal communications etc. So, what is holding employee engagement back? Please take our short anonymous survey (approx 15 minutes) by clicking the link below and let us know […]

Is it time to start recognising giggers?

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The gig economy is growing and it is transforming approaches in the workplace.   It’s also creating some new challenges. Are organisations thinking about how they can maintain engagement when the nature of the future workforce inevitably means a far higher turnover than ever before? After all, it’s likely that it could become increasingly difficult for […]

HR in Retail month: what are the challenges specific to this industry?

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October is our focus on HR in Retail, so we'll be publishing articles throughout the month focusing on the specific challenges & opportunities this sector presents for HR, but we're also keen to hear from our members what their experiences have been.  Do you think retail is the toughest industry to work in HR? How […]

A global thirst for culture change – but is the UK lagging behind?

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Firstly, a big thank you to HRZone for selecting my article about global culture change as their blog of the week. If you haven’t read it yet, you can do so here. It would be interesting to hear what you business leaders and HR professionals think about this topic, what you have perhaps whitnessed in your […]

What are your meeting room names?

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Just read an interesting piece here: http://www.humanresourcesonline.net/fuels-facebooks-talent-asia/ From Facebook’s Head of HR in APAC, they’ve named three meeting rooms as follows: Be Bold like Ginger. Dimmer Than Sugar Cane. Wind Blow Water Rise. The rationalisation: “Coined by our local employees from popular Cantonese sayings, these names are intended to be emblematic of their city’s culture and […]

Employee Engagement: are we dumbing it down?

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A recent trend in employee engagement seems to indicate a growing focus on what can be described as the ‘finishing touches’ on an engaging workplace (e.g. perks such as food, social nights, bring your pet to work etc), rather than on the actual drivers of engagement.  It seems like there is a hurry to do […]

What comes first, the individual or the team?

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Hi all I recently appeared on the Engage for Success radio show discussing individual engagement in the workplace and team engagement and how you solve the tensions between the two.  The discussion revolves around the fact that it can often take very different things to engage and motivate individuals than teams, or divisions. We want […]

Office design – how important is it to employee engagement & creativity?

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I’m seeing more articles about office design impacting on team morale, communication and creativity – but what experience does everyone else have of a workspace reshuffle or redesign affecting their team, whether it be positively or negatively? Would be good to hear some more examples, I like this blog from Chemistry Group.

Is employee engagement different in different industries and sectors?

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Something I’ve been wondering about quite a bit lately is whether employee engagement is the same thing in every organisation? I would say it is the same beast, but with different trappings depending on whether it’s a big or small organisation, private, public or third sector, the sector (tech? manufacturing?) or even possibly the nationality […]

How does employee engagement improve customer experience?

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There’s plenty of articles and blogs around stating the almost obvious fact that engaged employees provide better customer service – but is there any research/data to support this? Does anyone know of any specific examples of companies suceedding in this area, and measuring it?

Welcome to Discuss!

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Welcome to Discuss! This is where you can ask the HRZone community for help with an HR issue or their opinions around an industry topic. I’m looking forward to seeing what debates and discussions take place – but before you post any questions or replies, please remember our main housekeeping rules: Keep it relevant – […]

Using retirees as an organisational resource

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We are currently researching the role of people who have retired as a resource for organisations. Our focus is the apparent under usage of the expertise that resides with people who have finished work, but still have something to offer. We all know the B&Q approach but we have noticed that many skilled people don’t want to […]

How do you encourage staff to buy into change?

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My instructor ask me to ask question regarding change management on an HR forum and she said that as much as possible, HR managers, professionals and practitioners will answer my question. The answer will be reported on our class and I would be very grateful if you could grant this humble request of mine. Thank […]

Employee Opinion Survey

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I am intending to conduct an employee opinion survey across a few of our businesses here in Australia. I was wondering if anyone had put together their own employee opinion survey and would be happy to share that with me. Thank you RosemaryRosemary Wilson

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