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HR Zone Briefing #302 – HR Outsourcing: Friend or Foe?


HR Briefing Issue 302 – 29 June 2006

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Editor’s Note
The endless cycle of efficiency initiatives, profit chasing and focus
on the bottom line has led many to go down the HR outsourcing route so
should it be feared by those in HR or embraced as the next step in the
functions development? See our feature of the week by Annie Hayes and
add your comments.

Annie Hayes MCIPD
mailto:[email protected]

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Colborn’s Corner: The recruitment lottery
Quentin Colborn looks at the CIPD’s annual Recruitment, Retention and
Turnover Survey released this month reporting on the activity levels
involved in hiring the best staff and examining what part luck and
chance play.

Employment law – A drain on the balance sheet?
The impact of employment regulations on businesses has been an issue of
great debate for many years. Dan Martin spoke to some of sister site
AccountingWEB’s business members for their views on the true cost of
red tape.

Company of the week: AXA PPP healthcare
Everything’s ‘top banana’ for staff at AXA PPP healthcare, a UK-based
business with 1,800 staff. Mark Moorton, HR Director for the
organisation attributes the impressively low absence and high retention
rates to a well-balanced benefits programme.

Human Resource transformation – Survey results
Human Resource transformation in Europe survey provides new
inspiration for dealing with the scope and pace of change in
leading organisations. The survey offers an insight into how
organisations are transforming HR to make it more effective, in
turn helping you to define and develop your own ideas for

Breaking news
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Opinions & Comment
Mobile salary saver to bridge the HCI void
The withdrawal of the Home Computing Initiative in the March 2006
budget announcement shook the employee benefits world. The demise of
HCI has seen organisations looking for a replacement for this popular
benefit, particularly where they have a mature and well established
benefits culture. Mobile phone provider Flexphone outlines the scheme.

Corporate control – value add or value laden?
Corporate communications specialist Karen Drury considers how
organisations control and manage their employees by promoting their own

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HR Tip: Probation periods
“Is it a good idea to put new starters on a probation period and, if
so, what should we say?”

Member’s Tip: Medical expenses
Does medical expense cover ensure a healthy and productive workforce or
is it an expensive policy that makes little difference to employee
retention? Iain Young outlines some important considerations.

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