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Member wire #98 – The top five HR issues

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HR Zone Members Newswire Issue 98
10 May 2005
http://www.hrzone.co.uk
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1. Editor’s Comment: Sugar … I’m fired!
2. HDIGH? Director of Workforce Development at Great Ormond Street
3. Is the Royal Mail draw the right way to cut down on sickies?
4. The Couch?! HR nightmares
5. Any Answers: Devolving HR to the line
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Editor’s note
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War for talent, HR faddism, performance management, age
discrimination and the diversity imperative … different sector
different problem or across the board?

Tell us your top five HR issues and take a peek at what’s
bothering members:
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/140622

Regards,

Annie Hayes
Editor
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Regular features
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Editor’s Comment: Sugar … I’m fired!
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Editor’s Comment looks at what can be learnt from selection the
Sugar way.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/140692


Colborn’s Corner: Internal communication – who told you about that?
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Much of my work with clients involves internal communication in
one form or another and it is good to reflect on how well we go
about this vitally important, but often difficult, activity.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/140612


EoR: BT’s approach to employment of older Workers
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New Age Discrimination legislation coming into force in October
2006 will have a profound effect for employers. Setting an
example for other companies, BT has introduced a portfolio of
flexible options in its approach to employing older workers with
a significant increase in its proportion of employees aged over
50 from 13% to 24% in just three years.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/redirects/lexisnexis3.html
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Opinions
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Is the Royal Mail draw the right way to cut down on sickies?
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Royal Mail has received a battering from the media over its
controversial reward for attendance scheme.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/140438

Opinion: The value of outplacement
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Research shows that employees are still looking for
opportunities for career development, and companies are still
searching for talent to attract and retain.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/140752


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Community
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The Couch?! HR nightmares
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The Couch?! would like to give you the opportunity to have a bit
of a whinge. Post your nightmares/amusing anecdotes at the
bottom of this article.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/140644

HDIGH? Director of Workforce Development at Great Ormond Street
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Dr Judith Ellis admits how being bullied by a direct line
manager destroyed her self-confidence and why this had the
biggest influence on her career – here’s her story.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/140435


Featured Any Answers question: Devolving HR to the line
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Q: How do I get management to cope with less input from HR?

Elaine Outlaw
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/140767

Members’ responses
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(Edited comments appear – see the site for full details)

In addition to training, a solution I have used in the past is
to design some check-lists or simple guides.

Particularly around disciplinaries. A checklist for managers
would set out each step they need to take and help to ensure
they follow it through. In addition this can also be used at an
ET (if needed) of due process.

Other advice would be to ensure that you are challenging
effectively their use of your time … is it just an excuse
because they can’t be bothered to do something themselves?

Keith Luxon
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Read the full responses to this question – and add your own – at
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/140767


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