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HR Zone Members Newswire #124 HR happy-ometer swings; attendance rewards


HR Zone Members Newswire Issue 124
8 November 2005

1. News in Brief: The week in HR – HR happy-ometer swings
2. The Couch?! Has a good old moan
3. What’s the answer? Cost of living increase
4. Any Answers answered: Diversity in the public sector
5. Any Answers: Calling in sick when annual leave is booked

Editor’s note
Colds, sniffles and bugs are prevalent at this time of year and
it can be tempting to stem the flow of absence by tying reward
schemes in with attendance records. Member, Alistair Booth would
like to know your thoughts on the moral and practical issues of
reserving bonus payments for those in good health.


Annie Hayes MCIPD
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Welcome new members
This week, HR Zone welcomes members from the following
organisations, among others, to the site:

Royal Automobile Club; Beachcroft Wansbroughs; Capgemini;
Croner; Cushman & Wakefield; Watson Wyatt Ltd; Lancashire
Constabulary; The National Trust; Fife Council; Morgan Stanley;
First Great Western Link; The Institute of Cancer Research;
Kensington & Chelsea PCT; Citigroup; Flagship Training Limited;
HR Professionals; ProjectHR Limited; Gwynedd Council; RMS plc.

Compliance is just the beginning….
Just because a particular decision complies with the law or with
organisational policy does not make it the best or only answer.
* Enron … * Barings Bank… * Worldcom…
The ripples from poor decisions have been enormous both for the
immediate individuals but also in the wider community.
Click below to find out how your organisation could improve
decision making.

Any Answers Answered
Catch up on the latest answers supplied by members at ‘Any
Answers’ and reflect on the issues at hand:

Valuing ‘diversity’ in the public sector
Members exchange views on whether it is a competency or a

Performance and control
Peter Hunter kick-starts a debate on ‘the destructive effect of

Selecting a payroll provider
John Stacey gets some advice on who to choose.

Health and Safety Executive – How risky is your business?
People slipping up at work is the most common cause of major
injuries and can prove more costly than you think.
Every year it costs UK employers over 500m pounds!
To help HR Managers advise their employees on minimising the
risk at work, the HSE have put together a variety of tips, tools
and experiences.
To visit the resource centre, follow the link:

Share your views
Catch-up with the latest questions being asked by the community
and add your answers at:

What is the procedure when someone is off sick but has booked
the day as annual leave? Asks Carrie Mansfield.

Elizabeth Puttick is looking for a ‘best practice’ audit
framework for HR. Can you help?

Sue Baker works for a pharmaceutical company and is looking to
benchmark lunch allowances.

Read all the latest questions and add your own:

Investors in People – Experiences and benefits in practice…
Over 37,000 UK organisations are recognised as Investors in
People, covering a wide spectrum of UK industries.
To demonstrate the tangible benefits of applying IiP to your
business, we have selected a range of case studies from
organisations working with Investors in People; outlining their
experiences and the benefits they have seen since achieving the
Standard. To access the case studies and to request more
information, follow the link:

Members’ corner
What’s the answer? Cost of living increase
This week Nicholas Snowden, senior solicitor at Clarkslegal LLP
and Helen Badger, employment law expert at Browne Jacobson
present their ideas on whether a cost of living increase can be
made the exclusive benefit of certain employees.

News in Brief: The week in HR – HR happy-ometer swings
Catch up on the week in HR including HR happy with their lot,
work gives life meaning for many and why there is no
substitution for eye ball to eye ball communication.

The Couch?! Has a good old moan
Inspired by a recent news release, the Couch?! purges itself of
all its moans and groans before it’s too late.

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