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22 Apr 2015
Duncan Brown comments on the forthcoming election manifestos with regard to pay, concluding that, with such all-party support for higher and 'fairer' pay, it is interesting to see that employers and their HR functions appear to be much less keen.
16 Apr 2015
Dilys Robinson introduces us to another unsung hero, Mary Parker Follett. First outlining Parker Follett's ideas, Dilys argues how her thinking applies to modern day people management and what we could learn from this great thinker from the past.
1 Apr 2015
Jim Hillage, in reaction to statistics released today by the ONS, has published his thoughts on why productivity will be a priority for the next government.
30 Mar 2015
Mary Mercer asks whether employers can and will challenge the status quo with the new Shared Parental Leave regulations to create a world where it will become normal for men as well as women to be off for blocks of time around the birth of their child.
23 Mar 2015
In a blog post originally published by CIPD, Duncan Brown urges HR to take the lead on addressing the gender pay gap.
19 Mar 2015
It was either a coincidence or careful planning that the monthly labour market statistics came out on the day of the Budget. It enabled the Chancellor to underline the dramatic improvement in the labour market in recent years, with record levels of employment and overall unemployment down to almost pre-recession levels. However, not all is rosy in the labour market garden.
15 Jan 2015
I have been writing and talking about HR business partners a lot recently and this has reminded me of the importance of terminology.
17 Dec 2014
Dilys Robinson outlines why this unsung hero deserves more recognition for his influence on modern-day health and safety.
7 Oct 2014
At IES we study organisational effectiveness. We wade through literature, talk to senior managers and lots of focus groups, consult academics and examine metrics. We ruminate on the alignment between business and individual performance, culture, engagement - all that stuff. And yet… I've spent a lot of my working life visiting organisations and am amused, intrigued and sometimes appalled at what a visitor experiences.
4 Sep 2014
Now that it's September, coming back to work after summer distractions and in particular visiting the Edinburgh book festival, I started thinking about what have I (re)learned? One thing I've been thinking over is how do you understand the past?