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Without people you’re nothing.

Wyn Jones  22-07-2013

With workforce costs in many public sector organisations accounting for 70%, or more of total expenditure there will be an increased focus on savings coming from staff costs.  However, the solution of running more efficient services is not necessarily to cut swathes of jobs.  Indeed a key finding from the Francis review of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust was that there was insufficient focus on care while...read more >

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Writing Off The Young Unemployed As A Wasted Generation

George Blair  21-05-2013

Currently youth unemployment rate is at a record of 21 per cent , yet large skills shortages persist.Why can't we join the dots? Have we become like ego-manic football club owners who buy ready-made foreign players and send their youth team graduates into oblivion? The results are the same in both cases: growing dole queues and social expenditure and the taxpayer picks up the bill. Youth unemployment has...read more >

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Productivity: Is HR Missing the Opportunity to Shine?

George Blair  21-05-2013

While HR staff rightly concern itself with measures that have a direct impact on productivity, such as seeking to reduce sickness and absence and indirectly through improving staff engagement, is there more that if can to be done?  This is particularly the case in labour intensive industries such as healthcare, education, government and professional services, where staff are the largest...read more >

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