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HR Zone Briefing #287 – Smelly Staff; HR Buzzwords Explained

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HR Briefing Issue 287 – 16 March 2006
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Editor’s Note
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Tackling an employee with poor personal hygiene can cause a real
stink. Find out what happened next when Nikki Brun told a member
of staff that he whiffed like a skunk.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/151762

Elsewhere, we’ve got John Mazted, CEO of leading HR recruitment
firm Digby Morgan, discussing whether HR can ever shake off the
cruel accusation that it’s the worst performing business
function, while Sarah Fletcher reveals the “bothersome
buzzwords” filling the HR world with obscure jargon.

Scroll below to find these articles and the latest comment by
Quentin Colborn on whether there’s any value in being ranked in
the Sunday Times top 100 Best Companies To Work For list.

Annie Hayes MCIPD
Editor
mailto:[email protected]


Worried about implementing a Home Computer Initiative?
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With HR having to spend escalating time on activities relating
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Features
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HR jargon: Bothersome buzzwords
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At what point do business metaphors take that slippery slope
into jumbling jargon? Our HR professionals revealed some bizarre
dealings with plastic coatings, ball parks and bus journeys.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/152273

From bad to worst: Can HR rise above the taunts?
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HR was recently cited by one survey as one of the worst
performing business functions – it even fell below the IT
department in terms of appreciation. So what’s going on? John
Mazted, CEO of Digby Morgan, a leading HR recruitment firm,
presents his thoughts.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/152200

Colborn’s Corner: Who’s the best?
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This week Quentin Colborn looks at the Sunday Times top 100
companies, and asks “so what?”
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/152277

HR Practitioner’s Diary: HR eats in Hell’s kitchen
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Seasoned HR Consultant Sue Kingston talks about turning around
the fortunes of a food production business on the brink of
failing a safety inspection, dealings with a suicidal chef, the
latest politicking at “South Fork” and more on those vital
weight, chocolate and wine stats.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/151923


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Interviews & Comment
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What happened next: Dealing with smelly staff!
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Discover what happened when member Nikki Brun addressed the bad
body odour of a particularly pungent employee.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/151762

HDIGH? Gabrielle de Wardener, HR Director, LMG
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Gabrielle de Wardener reveals the secrets of excellent people
management and how to rebuff accusations of “needless
bureaucracy” from HR.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/152045

Comment: Working longer and portfolio careers
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Roy Gaynor, Managing Director of management consultants’
training and support network Navisys Academy explains why the
notion of a retirement date seems thoroughly meaningless.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/152067


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HR Tip: Qualifying for employment protection
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“I understand that employees with one year of service acquire
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attached to this qualification?”
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/152108

DVD Review: Religion and Belief
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Tanya Cowin reviews this guide to “respecting and accommodating
religion and belief in the workplace”.
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