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

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HR Briefing Issue 302 – 29 June 2006
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Editor’s Note
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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.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/156469

Annie Hayes MCIPD
Editor
mailto:[email protected]


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Features
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Colborn’s Corner: The recruitment lottery
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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.
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Employment law – A drain on the balance sheet?
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The impact of employment regulations on businesses has been an issue of
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red tape.
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Company of the week: AXA PPP healthcare
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Opinions & Comment
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Mobile salary saver to bridge the HCI void
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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.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/employee_benefits/

Corporate control – value add or value laden?
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Corporate communications specialist Karen Drury considers how
organisations control and manage their employees by promoting their own
values.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/156430


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Tips
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HR Tip: Probation periods
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“Is it a good idea to put new starters on a probation period and, if
so, what should we say?”
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Member’s Tip: Medical expenses
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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.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/155948


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