Senior Management Pay – Equitable Differentials *

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The basic pay gap continues to widen between top management and the lowest paid employees. The total remuneration gap is much wider when share packages, pension and other benefits are considered. The size of the gap attracts controversy but at times becomes confused with adversity against wealth creation. The latter is needed to enable the […]

Minimising Staff Absence – The Manager’s Choice

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The first step in addressing staff absence issues is to gather the facts. That may seem obvious but in practice managers seem uncomfortable with holding a detailed discussion with the individual. The result is that referrals are made to occupational health departments with poor information and without having first considered other options. A discussion will […]

Employee Engagement or Re-engagement

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The need to engage with work forces to help drive the economy forward is receiving much attention. Many attempts have been made to define engagement (1) but put simply it is about connecting with employees and others associated with the organisation to produce an effective and customer focused firm that adapts successfully. Academic studies have […]

Asking Interviewees about their Health/Disability

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Can managers ask job applicants about their health/disabilities to determine if an individual could carry out the job with reasonable adaptions? The Equality Act 2010 aims to prevent situations in which job applicants are ruled out purely on a cursory view that they may or may not have health issues. However, some managers have gone […]

Retirement Age Lives On

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How will you handle staff retirement planning in your workplace? From April 2011, the Government will remove the idea of a normal retirement age at which an employer can require staff to leave. Will that be a major problem for most employers? That is unlikely in view of the following points Sharing/discussing retirement plans is […]

Harnessing the Living Entity in your Organisation *

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In companies and public service organisations, senior managers face similar challenges to raise performance and provide added value.  Their technology, markets, resources and context will differ but they will assert that their people are their most important asset but still struggle to optimize innovation and performance of their people.  In the turbulent months ahead, it […]