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More for Less: Salvation or Hollow Rhetoric?

George Blair  19-01-2017

When organisations find themselves in financial difficulties, the usual response is to demand “more for less”.  In two words: improve productivity.  This is a laudable goal.  After all:

“Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything. A country’s ability to improve its standard of living over time depends almost entirely on its ability to raise its output per worker.” Paul Krugman, The Age of Diminishing Expectations (Krugman, 1994)

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2016 HR Technology Campaign

Angela O'Connor  10-11-2016

We recently partnered with Mediaplanet UK on the 2016 HR TechnologyCampaign in The Guardian newspaper and online at http://www.businessandindustry.co.uk/

Readmotivating insight from thought leaders in the industry and learn more about HR Technology and the various ways that HR Professionals can progress in the age of digital transformation.

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HR analytics: gunning for a medal

Peter Reilly  20-10-2016

The Military was one of the first users of analytics to improve decision making under the auspices of operational research. About a thousand staff were so engaged during World War 2. A whole range of studies were successfully conducted especially on the optimal deployment of forces and effective use of weaponry. They also produced a famous counter intuitive conclusion for RAF Bomber Command. The Air Marshals wanted more armour be added to the most heavily damaged areas of returning planes. The OR group pointed out that it was the planes that...read more >

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