The recent tragedy aboard the Costa Concordia occurred nearly a century after what is arguably the most well-known shipwreck of all time – the ill-fated RMS Titanic. In both cases the ships were headed for disaster, and the Captains of both ships were unaware of the danger.
The coasts of Italy have been familiar to seafarers for well over 2000 years. It is remarkable that such extensively charted shorelines should claim a ship equipped with all the latest technology. We may go…Continue
Added by Steve Barlow on January 30, 2012 at 18:23 — No Comments
Since launching HR Daily in 2008, we've had hundreds of requests from HR professionals and employers to provide a channel through which they can connect. Finally, after months of testing and fine tuning, we're almost ready to go.
We're hoping you can help with this final stage (and let us give something back in return).
To help us launch …
Added by Jo Knox on January 30, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments
So I said to him, ‘From a young age we have been taught it’s OK to poach’.
What do you mean? He said aghast!…
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Organisations are busy places. People meet together in formal and informal contexts and talk about what’s going on, what should be going on, and what’s ‘in the wind’. Others are planning, proposing and discussing ideas, strategies, and approaches. People are involved in a myriad of activities as they go about their working life.
What is the effect of all this talk and all this activity? Hopefully it is helping the organisation fulfil its purpose, but what is in no doubt is that it…Continue
Added by Steve Barlow on January 24, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments
Most of us don’t like change. We get established in our routines and change unsettles us. But does this discomfort originate from us as people, or is it a product of the change itself?
Three Canadian researchers* sought to answer this question. They studied a group of healthcare workers faced with 3 types of changes – structural, relocation, and IT. Their findings showed two different kinds of responses to change. One they called ‘dispositional’ discomfort, which referred to…Continue
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You can also often strike the manager with the negative perspective in relationship to the employee performance appraisal process.
After many years of hearing their complaint and peeling away the layers of rationalisation the reason many managers hate the employee performance appraisal process is for a…Continue
Now that 2011 has drawn to a close, it’s a good time to take a moment and reflect on the year that was.
For some of us it may have been a great year of growth and success, while others may have been affected by situations out of their control such as the European debt crisis. No matter which camp you sit in, or if you’re somewhere between the two, 2012 is ready for you to tackle head on.
What are some positive changes you can make to ensure the next 12 months run as smoothly as…Continue
Added by Mandy Geddes on January 12, 2012 at 14:29 — No Comments
This Christmas I bought my husband a book called “100 Things What’s on Your List” by Sebastian Terry. I was attracted to the cover initially because I saw the Camp Quality symbol and both of us have volunteered with Camp Quality in the…Continue
Added by Nicole Underwood on January 11, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments
When you have a decision to make, do you put more emphasis on analysis or intuition?Continue
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