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by DrK
09 Jul 2019, 15:44
Forum: HR News & Views
Topic: Is this 'Life Leave' policy the way forward for Holiday Entitlement?
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Is this 'Life Leave' policy the way forward for Holiday Entitlement?

Reminds me of Virgin's unlimited holiday scheme:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29356627

Maybe not as good as it sounds though?
https://www.theguardian.com/money/short ... d-holidays

Would you feel too guilty to fully take advantage of perks like this?
by DrK
01 Jul 2019, 19:07
Forum: HR Careers Advice
Topic: Entry level HR opportunity
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Entry level HR opportunity

Our friends at Only People are looking for a part-time administrator, for a 3 month contract. HR/Office admin. Based in Shardlow. Fab organisation, fun and flexible for hard working individual. 15 hrs per week, preferably Tues, Wed and Thur 5 hrs. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity...
by DrK
14 May 2019, 17:59
Forum: HR Students
Topic: Post-Graduate Study for HR Professionals
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Post-Graduate Study for HR Professionals

I've completed postgraduate studies (although not in HR) both at the same uni as my undergraduate degree and also at a different one. I did one of these in the same discipline before I started my career, and the other in a completely unrelated one some years later as a mature student. I personally d...
by DrK
12 Apr 2019, 13:50
Forum: HR News & Views
Topic: Big GDPR fine
Replies: 0
Views: 141

Big GDPR fine

"Bounty pregnancy club fined £400,000 over data handling. The club shared the personal data of more than 14 million people without proper consent." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47908222 Interesting that in this case it was deliberate rather than accidental sharing. Not using BCC (blind carb...
by DrK
09 Apr 2019, 16:12
Forum: HR News & Views
Topic: Drink & Drugs in the Workplace
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Drink & Drugs in the Workplace

I was surprised both that this hadn't happened much earlier, and also by the reaction of some employees: "Lloyd's of London calls time on drink and drugs" https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47858013 "You're telling people they can't have a couple of pints at lunchtime," he says. "Lloyd's is a peopl...
by DrK
02 Apr 2019, 10:58
Forum: HR News & Views
Topic: Gender Pay Gap Bias
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Gender Pay Gap Bias

Ties in with some other recent news stories: "Firms drag their feet on gender pay gap reporting" https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47672106 "Big university gender pay gap revealed" https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47723950 "Gender pay: Fewer than half of UK firms narrow gap" https://www.bbc.co....
by DrK
20 Mar 2019, 16:43
Forum: HR News & Views
Topic: Intuition in recruitment still relevant?
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Intuition in recruitment still relevant?

Reminds me of these interesting books:

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
by DrK
12 Mar 2019, 21:47
Forum: HR Students
Topic: CIPD qualifications
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: CIPD qualifications

Also, having already obtained your CIPD on graduation gives you a significant advantage over other HR graduates. It's pretty much expected nowadays that you will be CIPD qualified for a career in HR, so if your degree didn't include it, you will then need to spend additional time and money getting a...
by DrK
12 Mar 2019, 21:37
Forum: HR Students
Topic: CIPD qualifications
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: CIPD qualifications

Hi Kitty In my experience, degree courses that incorporate some form of professional qualification are designed in close conjunction with the relevant professional body to ensure that they cover all the elements required for certification, and have to pass ongoing regular auditing by that body in or...