The overall quality of management in the UK continues to trail the USA, Germany and other productivity leaders and is one of the key reasons behind the UK’s long-standing productivity weakness.
That’s according to a new report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Are UK organisations getting better at managing their people? is the latest chapter in the CIPD’s Megatrends project which explores the economic and social trends that are shaping the world of work now and in the future. This latest report reviews the available evidence on people management practices and how these have changed since the 2003 Government-commissioned report by Michael Porter and Christian Ketels that identified quality of management as an important determinant of economic performance.
While people management practices do change with the times, the CIPD’s report found little evidence of underlying improvement over the last decade
As we enter into the brave new world marked by characteristics of Uncertainty, Exponential change, Complexity, Conflict and Lack of trust, revolutionary trends are dramatically redefining the way we work. Disruptive technologies, rapid globalization and changing employee expectations mixed with a volatile business environment have implications for HR and the impending talent crisis adds to the complexity. Thus a complete re-evaluation of traditional HR practices is required.
Promoting wellbeing in the workplace benefits both employers and employees. A healthy employee is likely to take fewer sick days and be more productive, loyal and committed, knowing that their wellbeing is important to their employer. In short, investing in wellbeing pays back through better productivity and retention, and lower sickness absence costs.
Here are five simple ways of improving staff wellbeing that you can start today
When looking for definitions in academia you rarely get one single answer- there are always competing versions. The question of ‘what is coaching?’ seems to fall into this sphere. Coaching or ‘good coaching’ is subjective, but one that can be qualified by research, say Tom May
There is a great deal of interest in the learning community in MOOCs - Massive Open Online Courses - with various factions alternatively hailing MOOCs as the future of learning or decrying MOOCs as just the latest fad. So, what’s really going on?
With increasing globalization, high focus on productivity enhancement, coupled with declining margins makes it critical for organizations in today's business environment, to maximize the value of each employee. It is, therefore, imperative to calibrate, set goals in an objective manner and provide real-time feedback for continual improvement.
"What makes you a good instructor in the classroom – does not necessarily translate to good pedagogy in an online learning environment. Online Learning Environments are becoming increasingly available for learners in all areas of education from primary grades right through to higher education. They require key considerations to be cultivated to promote success."
How employees get their work done has changed remarkably quickly; unsurprisingly HR needs to change, too
Anyone who works in a global company doesn’t need to be told that their job has changed enormously in the past few years.
Even if their job title – and sometimes their job description – remains unscathed, the number of people they work with, the amount of information they use to make decisions, their day-to-day tasks, and the technology they use have all changed quicker than at any time in their careers.…