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To snoop or not to snoop?

  • Written by : Lorraine Foster
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Published
05 Feb
2016

There appears to have been much fluttering of feathers since the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that an employer was not at fault for monitoring an employee’s messenger account and dismissing them after discovering personal messages had also been sent, despite it being for professional use only.

The employment law decisions ruled by the ECHR have implications for HR policy for all European Union member states.

Case facts - Barbalescu v Romania

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Are you Sharpening your Saw?

  • Written by : Yvonne Foster
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Published
16 Nov
2015

In his seminal book, ‘Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’, Steven Covey exhorts his readers to take time to sharpen the saw. I was reminded recently of just how important it is for leaders to find space for self-reflection and development. Covey’s message is that, as leaders, if we are unable to prioritise our own self-development it is inevitable that we become rusty, blunt and ultimately unproductive.

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UK businesses leak profits due to under-investment in people

  • Written by : Lorraine Foster
  • Hit : 1713
Published
08 Oct
2015

Productivity in UK business continues to lag behind international competitors including the US, France, Germany and Japan, according to a recent spate of research reports (CIPD Megatrends, Acas, Building Productivity in the UK (see links below).

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