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Personnel Today has recently reported on the importance of managing relationships upstream, that is, with your seniors and direct line managers. In a recent article they discuss the case of Steve Jobs...

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For those interested in the relationship between culture, strategy and engagement, a new survey reported on Big4.com that there is a large mix of variable in employee opinion when it comes to priorities in the workplace.

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High engagement scores could actually be bad for businesses if the engagement is of the wrong type, CIPD research has found.

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According to a report in People Management last week, the UK’s middle management layer is in need of ‘defrosting’. The report highlights research which suggests that employers are not investing enough in middle managers and their development, despite this group being crucial for the long-term success of organisations.

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The "Holy Grail" of employer branding is the ability for leaders to transform the company's culture to align with the identity, image and perception that they want stakeholders to have about their organisation as an employer of choice.

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The Government has outlined the proposed fees for employment tribunals, as it launched a consultation on their introduction.

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Practitioners becoming curators not creators, conference hears

Social media is driving a major shift in workplace learning as L&D professionals become ‘curators’ of training content than ‘creators’, delegates at HRD 2012 heard yesterday.

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CIPD publishes guide to help employers manage a healthy ageing workforce

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Pensions auto-enrolment, also known as the Workplace Pension Reform, represents one of the biggest challenges for HR and reward professionals in decades. From October 2012, depending on the size of company, all eligible employees must be automatically enrolled into a qualifying company workplace pension scheme unless they decide to opt out.

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Presenteeism and stress up in ‘age of uncertainty’, finds research

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