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Leading questions and The 31Practices

In an increasingly unpredictable world, command and control from the centre is simply not as appropriate, practical or effective as it may once have been. Here Alan Williams Director of ServiceBrand Global Ltd and co-author of The 31Practices, presents exclusive extracts, that shine some light on the big challenges for today's leaders.

Article by: | Published: 28 May 2014

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Reimagining work

We've seen this movie before. Whether it's Tom Cruise in Minority Report or Oblivion to Lynda Gratton describing the work of the future - we're trying to predict what work will be like in years to come. Article by Perry Timms: Chartered MCIPD, Founder & Director at PTHR and a prolific blogger for theHRDIRECTOR.

Article by: | Published: 28 May 2014

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HR’s ten year journey in summary

Managing director of Liverpool-based HR specialists High Performance Consultancy, Victoria Brown has spoken out about the 10 trends of the past decade in the wonderful world of HR.

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Don’t stop the daydream believing

Day dreaming is an essential skill for business owners. Every business owner needs to day dream - it’s an essential skill if you want to grow your business and ensure it reaches its full potential

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Bargaining power

When an employer takes over a business unit through a TUPE transfer, they may sometimes view some of the “add-ons” such as collective agreements, as unnecessary baggage. They do so at their peril, warns John Palmer. Senior Guidance Managing Editor at ACAS.

Article by: | Published: 21 May 2014

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Duped by TUPE

On the face of it, the recent TUPE changes are to be welcomed by employers, but have they really reduced red tape as Government promised, or does their interaction with other legislation and lack of clear guidance mean ambiguity and confusion remain? Kathryn Dooks, Partner, Kemp Little LLP, discusses.

Article by: | Published: 21 May 2014

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Think tank looks at economy and jobs impact on elections

Strong rise in the employment rate to 72.7 percent and vacancies to 628,000. Inactivity amongst 18-24 year olds has become entrenched and increased to 28.8 percent. Hours worked have surged but productivity has fallen again in Q1 2014. Next month’s labour market figures will very likely show falls in real wages.

Article by: | Published: 21 May 2014

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Global mobility

It’s no secret that technological and transport advances are making the world a smaller place. Never has it been easier for businesses to expand into new markets than in today’s working environment. Yet despite the rapid development of communications technologies, multi-national groups still see a clear need to place their key people in overseas jurisdictions to facilitate expansion. Article by Marc Burrows, Head of International Executive Services, KPMG.

Article by: | Published: 21 May 2014

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UK near bottom for engagement

Only 48 percent of UK employees are engaged with their jobs, suggesting that organisations are struggling to keep their workforces motivated and empowered.

Article by: | Published: 21 May 2014