HR Zone Briefing #285 - HR's Working Hours - The Real Story

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HR Briefing Issue 285 - 2 March 2006
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Editor's Note
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We sent our roving reporter, Sarah Fletcher out onto the HR
streets last week to find out the real story behind working
hours. Don't miss her exclusive article, reporting on what hours
HR workers really do: http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/151402

And there's plenty more to excite in this latest newswire
including employment law briefing notes on corporate
manslaughter, HR tips on the value of informal warnings and the
latest HR book reviews.

Annie Hayes MCIPD
Editor
mailto:[email protected]

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to help meet their Sarbanes-Oxley obligations with less time,
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Regular Features & Tips
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The real issue: Management inability to handle performance
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Joe Espana, MD of Performance Equations presents his beliefs on
why this is the real performance issue.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/151379

Insight: 'Tick the box' communication
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Why 'tick-the-box' styled internal communications fails to
address employee needs.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/151550

Top fleet management tips from Fleet News
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John Maslen, Supplement and Events Editor for Fleet News,
presents his top tips for managing a fleet, successfully.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/151190

HR Tip: Value of informal warnings
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How useful are they?
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/151450

Time to take a fresh look at the people who matter most
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Investors in People can help you to maintain that crucial
competitive edge over your rivals. They've come up with the
Investors in People Profile - a flexible framework designed to
help you achieve continued improvement through people. Find out
more.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/redirects/iip12.html
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Interviews & Comment
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Proper hours? HR professionals discuss unpaid overtime
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Sarah Fletcher asked HR professionals their views on the TUC's
recent research claiming that five million workers in the UK
work unpaid and uncompensated overtime.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/151402

Opinion: Cultural fitness and commercial health
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Norrie Johnston, Managing Director of Executives Online,
explores whether in the bid to find candidates who 'fit',
companies are making themselves unhealthy.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/151545

Corporate manslaughter: Implications for HR managers
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Briefing notes for HR professionals looking to keep on the right
side of the law.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/151375

Community
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The Couch?! Hears your working hours horror stories
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HR Zone asked its members for their horror stories, including
extra hours, exploitation and prison cells.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/151296

Book review: 24 carrot manager
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Our reviewer says: "As the word carrot in the title might
indicate, it deals with employee motivation and recognition. It
is a very easy book to read, short (just over 100 pages) and
clearly set out."
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/151267

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