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HR Zone Members Newswire #131 Secrets of Keeping Staff in 2006


HR Zone Members Newswire Issue 131
3 January 2005

Editor’s note
Our members’ newswire brings you the latest community Q&A and
kick-starting the New Year is a debate on the best ways to
retain key staff throughout 2006. Iain Young says cash is not
always king but we’d like to hear your views:

And don’t miss our round-up of the biggest stories in 2005 – as
chosen by HR Zone members.

The HR Zone team would like to wish you a very Happy New Year.


Annie Hayes MCIPD
mailto:[email protected]

Start the New Year in style!
Work off Christmas calories, detox and learn! HR Zone and Linac
have joined forces to offer a seasonal discount on workshops in
January and February. Choose from Personal Development or
Learning and Development. Then after the workshops why not
unwind and enjoy the fantastic Spa facilities at the Champneys
Health Resort? Perfect start to 2006!

Key business solutions:
Catch up on the latest answers supplied by members at Any
Answers and have your say by posting your thoughts to:

Retaining employees in 2006 – is money the answer?
Iain Young
Doesn’t think so. What are your views?

Returning to work on lighter duties
Simon Collingwood believes sick pay schemes can encourage
absence but what do you think?

Peter Hunter
Peter Stanway, Keith Luxon and Nik Kellingley offer their
thoughts on how to treat suspicions of foul-play regarding an
unauthorised absence.

Latest features:
Favourite HR Zone features 2005
HR Zone has published some fantastic features in 2005. Just in
case you missed them first time around, here’s a selection of
the most popular.

How to beat the New Year blues
According to a new survey, 76% of employees estimate that their
high levels of stress return within a week of returning to work
after the holidays.

Can you help solve these business issues?
Catch-up with the latest questions being asked by the community
and add your answers at:

Juliet Le Fevre wants your advice on the legalities of
advertising a job when it doesn’t exist.

“What changes have you made as a result of the Civil
Partnerships Act?” Asks Quentin Colborn.

Jane Belcher is looking for pointers on how to create an
interesting work experience placement.

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

Sheffield City Council; Christie NHS Trust; Oracle Corporation;
Tyco Electronics; Dorset County Council; Southend Hospital NHS
Trust; Norwich Union; Alton Towers; Southwater Marine; Hewitt.

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