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HR Zone Briefing #199 – HR Managers Quit as Earnings Stutter


HR Briefing Issue 199
29 July 2004

1. HR Managers Quit as Earnings Stutter
2. HR Tip – Employee sent to prison
3. Case Study: Bitesize E-learning at B&Q
4. Any Answers – car allowance, leave and HR Charter
5. Document Detail – Streamlining processes through HR software

Editor’s note

This week saw a milestone for our Any Answers section. The
number of questions asked so far this year in 2004 has exceeded
the whole of 2003. Over 550 questions have been posted. Our
Community Members – people like you – have responded with a
massive 1248 answers. So thanks to all our regular contributors,
firstly for making HR Zone one of the most interactive websites
for HR professionals and secondly, from the scores of
individuals you have helped out over the year.

Of course, your help and advice is still needed. This week has
seen some tricky posers on a possible sex discrimination issue
from Stefanie Jane Henshaw; a question regarding paid or unpaid
leave; and Quentin Colborn would like to hear about your
experiences of outsourced HR support.

Don’t forget you can also share your thoughts with the community
using the ‘Post a Comment’ button at the bottom of all HR Zones


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News and Features

A selection of newsworthy items from the site this week:

Recent Maternity Case Law
Emma Burrows, employment law specialist at Trowers & Hamlins
Solicitors, takes a look at pregnancy and maternity rights.

HR Managers Quit as Earnings Stutter
Resignations amongst HR managers have increased in the year to
January 2004, according to research by the Chartered Management
Institute and Remuneration Economics.

Case Study: Bitesize E-learning at B&Q
DIY chain B&Q employs over 36,000 people in over 320 UK stores.
It is also the number one DIY retailer in Europe and the third
largest in the world.

Trends in E-Learning
Dr Amy Finn Chief Learning Officer identifies five key trends in
e-learning and what they will mean for your organisation.

White Men Hold Key to Equality
Male leaders hold the key to successful culture change and the
creation of diversity and gender equality within organisations,
according to new research.

HR Tip – Employee sent to prison
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Any Answers is the place to go to share your professional
experiences with others. A selection of new Any Answers
questions posted this week:

* Hr Zone members can now view all of the HR Charter articles in
our new HR Charter page…

* Tracey Hall wants to know if it is legal to recoup training

* Martin Wakelam needs some advice on setting car allowance
levels for Directors of an IT company.

* Sue Scott has a question regarding an employee undertaking IVF
treatment – Paid or unpaid leave?

Read all the latest questions and add your own:


Snowdrop Systems Case Study – MilkLink
Streamlining processes through HR software

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