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Evolutionary HR – What’s next, not what’s best

Tomorrow’s industrial and commercial landscape is being reshaped in radical ways. The opportunity for senior business leaders is to rethink the chemistry of organisational competitiveness, going beyond standard models of organisational effectiveness, says Professor Gordon Hewitt, CBE, FRSE and co-founder of The New Game Academy (NGA).

Article by: | Published: 23 June 2014

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High flying HR – Real-life pilot programme

Vector Aerospace UK had to implement significant changes to stay competitive and react to the markets in which it operates. Here, Claire Silvester, Vice President of Human Resources, explains how this transformational shift was achieved so effectively in such a short space of time.

Article by: | Published: 16 June 2014

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HR after retirement – Stopped dead

My grandfather retired on his 65th birthday in July. In December of the same year, he died. This is not an unusual story, as many people die shortly after they retire, but is this a correlation or causation? Dr. Lynda Shaw Psychologist, cognitive and business neuroscientist, explores.

Article by: | Published: 16 June 2014

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Keeping Human Resources Healthy – Giving good council

With pressure to reduce spending by £189m, supporting employees to stay healthy and productive is a key priority for Norfolk County Council. Paddy Lorenzen, Occupational Health and Well-Being Manager, describes how an evidence-based approach to resolving mental health-related absence delivered significant results.

Article by: | Published: 16 June 2014

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A Lifetime of HR – The generation game

As the labour market shows modest, although perhaps slowing improvement in the UK, it is timely to examine how the recession has impacted workers in different age groups, and how abolishing the DRA will effect employment long-term. Alan Beazley, Policy & Advice Specialist at enei (The Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion), Explores.

Article by: | Published: 9 June 2014