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Pan-European talent management & recruitment challenges in life sciences

European life science hubs including Austria, Switzerland and Germany all have their own challenges when it comes to attracting the best talent. But what are they doing to lure the very best and how does this impact on HR policies?  What do firms do well and where do they need to focus their efforts?

Article by: Jean-Luc Niedergang | Published: 6 March 2019

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Power towards the positive

Whisper it, but things may just be moving in a more positive direction for employee engagement. Contributor Dr Paul Brewerton, Managing Director - Strengths Partnership. For the last three years, the CIPD has reported a small year on year increase in job satisfaction amongst UK employees across all sectors, modest in the private sector and more marked in the public sector. While overall, net satisfaction (calculated by subtracting the dissatisfied 16 percent from the satisfied 64 percent) hovers around 48 percent, this has increased from a low of just 40 percent two years ago (CIPD, 2017).

Article by: Dr Paul Brewerton | Published: 16 May 2018

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What are job hunters looking for in 2018?

According to a recent report published by Investors in People, 47 percent of employees are looking to move jobs in 2018 – almost half of the UK’s workforce – while around 18 percent are actively looking for new employment. On top of that, most respondents also believe that the UK job market has worsened (19 percent) or not improved (33 percent) over the last year.

Article by: Conor McArdle | Published: 8 February 2018

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A guide to performance appraisal success

The research, conducted by Stephen Wood at the University of Leicester and Shaun Pichler and Gerard Beenen, both at the California State University, Fullerton, is based on a meta-analysis of existing research. It shows that acceptability of appraisals is enhanced when feedback is frequent and standards are set and clear to employees but also that these two things have a synergistic relationship, so feedback has a greater effect when standard setting is good.

Article by: Professor Stephen Wood | Published: 23 November 2017

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Increase Employee Satisfaction, NOW! Here’s how.

An employee’s job satisfaction is the result of a combination of factors including financial remuneration, being part of a positive working environment with productive working relationships and the opportunity to grow and develop. Article by Chris Rowson, Managing Director at Ecardshack.

Article by: Chris Rowson. | Published: 19 December 2016