Effective Decisions and Implementation

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As CEO or Head Teacher, do you occasionally feel frustrated by the failure of your senior managers to implement decisions effectively or their blaming of others for the ineffective outcome? Occasionally, the cause may be the incompetence of a manager. Usually, the cause is ambiguity in the decision processes within the school, company etc. That […]

HR Management – Adding or Subtracting Value?

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[Text amended August 2018] Talking to a group of hr managers recently revealed that many were concerned that they would lose credibility if they could not answer an employment law issue raised by a senior manager.  That may explain why employment law events attract the highest attendance among hr professionals.  It also became clear that […]

How Effective are your Data Protection Arrangements?

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HR Management Dimensions blogIf you have not reviewed the arrangements you have in place for data protection, you may find the following article of interest.  Although focused on schools, most of the points apply to any organisation.   Read the article Protecting Data and Confidentiality. (sorry the link needs to be revised) Please note that the […]

Junior Doctors’ Dispute re Pay and Working Hours

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In our first article about the junior doctors’ pay and hours dispute, we queried whether the negotiators for the doctors will avoid the mistakes of previous years.  Those agreements left some junior doctors in specialities, such as general medicine, feeling the deal was unfair as colleagues, in other specialities, were not liable to be called […]

Zero Hours Contract Workers – New Rights

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Posted on 13/01/2016 by HR Professional   [Link updated 06/09/2019]   Zero hours are defined broadly as being a contract or arrangement under which an employer may offer or provide work for an individual but there is no certainty that such work will be made available.  Such contracts are a useful means of covering seasonal […]