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    Graduate Salaries and Vacancies 1997 Summer Update

    Perryman S, La Valle I | May 1997 | Association of Graduate Recruiters

    This publication is no longer available.

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    From Admin to Strategy: the Changing Face of the HR Function

    Tamkin P, Barber L, Dench S | May 1997 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This report brings together findings from a number of sources (the literature, a series of case studies and consultancy work with organisations) to examine the reality of how the HR function has had to change itself in helping organisations deal with change.

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    Getting the Best out of your Competencies

    Strebler M T, Robinson D, Heron P | May 1997 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This report draws on the experiences of eight leading employers at different stages in their use of competencies. The practices of the five organisations using competencies for the performance review of their managers have been evaluated in detail by seeking feedback from nearly two hundred employees.

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    HR Information Systems: Stand and Deliver

    Robinson, D | May 1997 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Despite attractive presentation, computerised HR systems have never quite become the management tool they promised to be. HR practitioners are left wondering whether the huge effort of implementation was worthwhile. This study examines the experience of six large organisations, and draws on survey results to show the wider picture. Suppliers, too, offer their perspective.

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    Working for Your Health: A Survey of NHS Trust Staff

    Bevan S | May 1997 | Health Education Authority

    This report presents the findings from staff surveys in the 14 NHS trusts who participated in a Health Education Authority (HEA) study of the Health at Work in the NHS (HAWNHS) initiative. The surveys were all conducted in the first seven months of 1995 and formed part of a wider study to evaluate and monitor the impact of the HAWNHS initiative.

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    The IPD Guide on Implementing Computerised Personnel Systems

    Edward A, Robinson D | May 1997 | Institute of Personnel and Development

    This guide has been written for the personnel practitioner. It aims to give an understanding of the issues involved in introducing personnel systems, and to help identify and avoid the pitfalls, and will be useful for everyone involved in the implementation process. It draws on first-hand experience of managing personnel systems implementations, including lessons learned the hard way. This publication is no longer available.

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    Changing Roles for Senior Managers

    Kettley P, Strebler M T | Apr 1997 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This report pulls together the different perspectives of 17 of the UK's leading employers plus over 50 senior managers, on just what it now takes to be effective at the top and what will be needed along the way. This report is third in a series exploring employers' skill requirements and how they are changing, in eight different occupations.

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    Skills, Competencies and Gender: Issues for Pay and Training

    Strebler M, Thompson M, Heron P | Apr 1997 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Corporate training and payment systems based on skills and competencies are becoming more widespread among UK organisations. This study, commissioned by the Equal Opportunities Commission, explores the gender implications of the increasing tendency of organisations to make payments to staff on the basis of an assessment of individual skills or level of training, and on an assessment of individual competencies.

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    Teleworking: Guidelines for Good Practice

    Huws U | Mar 1997 | Institute for Employment Studies

    The introduction of teleworking presents major new challenges to human resource managers, trade unions and others involved in the development of good employment practices. These practical guidelines also recognise that 'teleworking' is not a single category, but covers at least five distinct groups with different needs. They are based on existing good practice in each area, identified through a comparative analysis of existing agreements across Europe.

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    Who Cares? The business benefits of carer-friendly employment practices

    Bevan S, Kettley P, Patch A | Mar 1997 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Social and demographic changes are involving an increasing number of families in caring responsibilities: for children, sick, disabled or elderly family members. Is this keeping skilled people out of the labour market? And what is the cost to employers in terms of productivity, sickness absence and staff turnover? This report examines the effects on employers of adopting carer-friendly employment practices, and concludes that there are clearly demonstrable business and competitive benefits to be had.