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HR Briefing Issue 283 – Employee grievances

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HR Briefing Issue 283 – 16 February 2006
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Editor’s note
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You’ve told us that you’d like to hear how our members’ sticky
HR situations are concluded. We’re delighted; therefore, to
launch the first in the series of this new column completing the
story and reflecting on key learning points. Find out whether
this HR Zone member lodged a grievance against her bullying boss
and what happened next: http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/150780

And don’t miss this week’s HR radar, reporting on the work/life
balance initiatives deployed by three HR Directors including
Steve Thompson of the Camelot Group, Susan Taylor, formerly of
Penguin Books and Sally Mason of the Compass Group.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/150862

Annie Hayes MCIPD
Editor
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Regular features
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HR Radar: How do you foster an improved work/life balance?
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See which work/life balance initiatives these three HR Directors
use.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/150862

HR Tip: Contractual Changes
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We have agreed a change in overtime arrangements and thus a
change in terms and conditions. Should we issue new contracts?
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/150861

Insight: Energising internal communications
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Tom Harvey, communications manager at Nationwide Building
Society, explains why Powerpoint presentations no longer cut it
in the communications field.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/150645


Personnel – Know your employees
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From recruitment to retirement organisations need to know a lot
about their employees. Who they are, where they live, what they
do, but in large organisations this information is often held by
different people. Read here how HR departments can use a
centralised system to save them time, effort and resources.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/redirects/pyramid1.html
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Opinions & Comment
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Employee benefits and productivity: Why I drank a beetroot …
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Find out why Dudley Lusted, head of corporate healthcare
development at AXA PPP healthcare, a self-confessed ‘fat man’
has, after sixty years finally recognised the link between
health and productivity.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/150709

How to: Understand what your people really think
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And what to do when you know; read on to find out what part
employee surveys, feedback from the line and company councils
play in the communications mix.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/150916

Case Study: BT promotes HR to centre stage
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The decision to bring HR under its own control was a bold move
for BT.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/150798


Softworld HR & Payroll
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Find out who’ll be speaking, what’s on and why you should attend
this year’s Softworld HR & Payroll conference exhibiting on
Tuesday, 21 February 2006 and Wednesday 22 February 2006 at the
Novotel London West Hammersmith.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/softworld/exhibitors.html
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Community
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How Did I Get Here, HR Director, Swizzels-Matlow
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Nici Matlow explains why she believes family businesses are
better at HR than corporates.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/150765

What happened next? Should a grievance be lodged?
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A bullying boss can make life a misery; in this new series we
report on the outcome and learning points of this exact
situation experienced by a member who sought solace in the Any
Answers forum.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/150780

Book review: Managing Innovation
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Our reviewer concludes: “Overall, it proved to be entertaining
listening. It aims to clarify the characteristics of cultures
and people that lead new products and services to market.”
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/150891


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