Here’s my fortnightly jaunt through HR news where I’ve picked out some key evidence that will help you. No blogs or thoughts or opinion pieces – just evidence that you can quote.
Read these items, use them in your assignments and in the workplace if you can – put definitely put them in your CPD log! There you go, my gift to you: your CPD for the fortnight is done. See you in two weeks.
- Normally I steer away from these articles because they aren’t usually evidence-based, but this one from HR Grapevine includes stats on triggers of conflict – which will be useful for anyone studying conflict resolution. There are no theories or models on resolution though. 5 minute read: https://www.hrsolutions-uk.com/conflict-resolution/?utm_source=Business+HR+Solutions+%28Consultancy%29+Limited&utm_campaign=dde290edd4-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12119ad666-dde290edd4-287101220&ct=t(RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN)&goal=0_12119ad666-dde290edd4-287101220&mc_cid=dde290edd4&mc_eid=a45ecec15a
- Change in L&D is represented concisely in the next item from TrainingInductry.com. Ideal for anyone studying our L&D programmes and if you simply want to be aware of L&D trends. 5 minute read: https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/trainingindustry/tiq_20200910/index.php#/p/30
- If you are studying Reward Management and looking for an example for where managers can impact reward, HR Grapevine have one for you: “Mike Ashley, who owns 62% of the company, would not take a salary, while other bosses would have their salaries cut to 40,000”. My heart bleeds. You have to sign up to a newsletter to read the full article. 2 minute read: https://my.executivegrapevine.com/content/article/2020-09-17-firm-slashes-staff-bonuses-for-first-time-since-1953
- HR Grapevine also tout an article about the biggest trends in HR in August. I’m afraid that it’s nothing you don’t already know. Don’t be drawn in by the image of puppies.
- I take my hat off to the CIPD for supplying a newsletter full of statistics about the shift to home working. This could be useful if you are evaluating and benchmarking the shift in your organisation or you could link it to employee relations. 5 minute read: http://view.comms.cipdmail.com/?qs=5ad2fe4c8e25141323f4f1875f7e7f71cc8b0cb9b789cad9c933cec5d9eb640dc34c141a3266335747330e4a0b7ea058e431c12049b6c51839771854d66ad6a279e615c34fa89583bbaa823c11b5440c
- Here’s a recent unfair dismissal case that could come in handy where a worker was dismissed after she shielded during the pandemic. She subsequently won a £7,000+ payout: https://my.executivegrapevine.com/content/article/2020-09-22-worker-sacked-for-self-isolating-wins-7k-payout
- If you are investigating the impact of mental health in the workplace, HR Grapevine have plenty of stats you could use including: “35% of UK employees took time off work due to poor mental health in 2019”. There are figures on acknowledgement of the issue, it breaks down some figure by gender – and much more. Here’s the link: https://www.hrgrapevine.com/content/article/2020-09-25-40m-working-days-lost-per-year-due-to-poor-mental-health?utm_source=template-pardot-2006&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=hr-25-09-20&utm_content=news&utm_term=Wellbeing
- One last thing, which is about me asking for another favour. I’m interested in your views on presenting the DPG Professional Development Community as an app. To get it right, I need to know what you think. Please spare a couple of minutes to give me your thoughts: https://community.dpgplc.co.uk/have-your-say?sort=newestPosts
I’ll be back in a fortnight (by which time it’ll nearly be Halloween – where does the time go?)