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  • HR to play a role in organisational health by

    CEOs increasingly expect HR leaders to play a major role in improving organisational health through factors such as sustainability, culture and values, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

  • Smart HR leaders must protect strategic initiatives by

    Despite budget cuts brought on as a result of the recession, smart HR leaders will find ways to protect high profile strategic initiatives so that the HR function can still improve organisational capability

  • HR must be prepared to push back on redundancies by

    HR leaders must be prepared to push back against redundancies if the emphasis on financial outcomes goes against future organisational readiness, according to John Boudreau, professor of management at the Marshall School of Business

  • Employers’ IP in danger as job losses mount by

    Employees made redundant due to the global economic downturn may be walking out the door with more than ill-feelings, according to a leading intellectual property (IP) lawyer

  • New style of management needed to help motivate employees by

    Time constraints, organisational culture, a perceived lack of skills and a lack of confidence to deal with difficult people are the main barriers to achieving a coaching style of management within organisations, a UK report has found

  • HR directors under the downturn gun by

    A wide array of cost-reduction measures have been adopted by companies in response to the downturn, with the three most common measures being reduced use of contractors/consultants, hiring freezes and headcount reductions, a recent report has found

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